By Forbes Funeral Home
Robert “Happy Bob” Madoche, 63, of Little Sturgeon, passed away on May 24, 2017, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. He was born May 12, 1954, in Sturgeon Bay to Alan and Betty (Claflin) Madoche. On February 9, 1976, he married Paula Ann Viste in Sturgeon Bay.
Bob worked for Bay Ship Building for over 43 years as an electrician and in maintenance. He will always be remembered as a jokester and prankster who loved to make people laugh. Bob was the king of the “one-liners”. He also enjoyed his “Bud” and his “happy hat” and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, daughter Mandi (Milan Fortner) Madoche, Alabama; son Jeremy (Crystal) Madoche, Dyckesville; three grandchildren, Bobbie Jo, Max, and Anna Madoche; two brothers, Glen (Kay) Madoche, Little Sturgeon; Jeff (Kay) Madoche, Little Sturgeon; two sisters, Diane (Pete) Beyer, Hancock, WI; Arlene (Ray) Davis, Taft, CA; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and Bill Yarborough.
A time of gathering for family and friends will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday 2, 2017, at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Bellin Hospital and Cancer Center for their wonderful care and support.