Thursday, April 5, 2012

Robert S. Kis

Robert Steven Kis, age 57, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. He was born in Racine, May 31, 1954, son of John and Ione (Nee: Carpenter) Kis.

Bob graduated from Washington Park High School “Class of 1972” where he was All State in Football, and lettered in Wrestling and Baseball. Bob went on to attend college at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and graduated with a psychology degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. On October 21, 1978, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church he was united in marriage to Barbara A. French.

Bob was employed by Link Mfg for the past 22 years. He was a longtime member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church and currently a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Kenosha. Bob was a movies and trivia buff and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed theater and appeared in the Cardiac Capers variety show. He loved traveling up north and listening to music. He was always willing to offer a helping hand to anyone in need, and at any time, be it family, friend or stranger. Above all, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Barb; his son, Stephen (Namyoung) Kis of Minneapolis, MN; his daughter, Megan E. Kis of Milwaukee; his grandson, Nolan; his mother, Ione Kis; siblings, John (Kathy) Kis, Nancy (Thomas) Stougaard, Gary (Laurie) Kis all of Racine; mother-in-law, LaVerne M. French of Racine; brothers-in-law, Thomas (Mary) French of Waunakee, Scott (Laura) French and David French (“DJ” Johnson) all of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, John S. Kis; and his father-in-law, William D. French.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 7 p.m. at St. Edward’s Catholic Church, 1401 Grove Ave., with Reverend Allen Bratkowski officiating. Private interment will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Wednesday at the church from 5 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. Memorials to St. Edward’s Catholic Church or St. Peter’s Catholic Church-Kenosha have been suggested, or to a charity of choice.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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