Through the years, Robert was in the skilled trades as a master welder employed with J.I. Case Co, Bucyrus Erie Co and lastly with the Chrysler Corp. until his retirement in1988. A jack of all trades, Bob enjoyed fixing things in his spare time, especially cars. A boxer in his younger years and during his time in the Army, Bob always enjoyed boxing or sparring in a good political debate. In his later years, he enjoyed eating out and always looking for new restaurants in town. Above all, it was his time with his family that gave him the most joy.
Survivors include his daughters, Mary L. Malanche of Chicago, Barbara A. Malanche, Tina M. Miller, both of Racine; daughter-in-law, Bernadette Malanche of Milwaukee; grandchildren, Gena Malanche, Joseph (Kathy) Malanche, Julie (Sean) Solveson, Jessica Malanche, Thomas Miller, Mitchell Miller, Ryan Miller; six great-grandchildren, Grace, Jacob and David Solveson, Lauren, Andrea and Jackson Malanche; sister, Josephine Mulder of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Robert M. Malanche; granddaughter, Angela Malanche; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Olga Malanche; and his son-in-law Thomas Miller.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Willow Creek Dialysis Center for their compassionate care given Robert these past four years.
MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
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