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Robert W. “Bob” Esch of Milwaukee died peacefully at home with his family at his side on Tue., Jan. 30, 2007, age 88. Loving husband of Joyce (nee Ruttinger) for 59 years. Also survived by his dear children, Barbara Koehler, James and Janet. Proud grandpa of David (Nicole) Koehler, Amanda, Monica and Peter Esch. Doubly blessed by his great-granddaughters, Alyssa and Olivia. Further survived by his sister, Marion Frank; sisters-in-law, Pat Esch, Lucille Ruttinger and Dorothy Meyer; brother-in-law, Leroy (Betty) Ruttinger; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his brother, Chester, and brothers-in-law, Phillip Frank, Ken Ruttinger, Marion and Del Trester. Memorial Gathering at Wisconsin Memorial Park (main building) Chapel of the Chimes, 132nd and Capitol Dr. on Tue., Feb. 6, 10-11AM. Memorial Service 11AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the Disabled American Veterans. Bob was a graduate of UW-Madison. He retired from the Milwaukee County Dept. of Human Resources as a Section Supervisor. He also served in WWII with the U.S. Marines with Carlson’s Raiders, and participated in the battles of Midway, Guadalcanal and Bougainville. Member of St. Peter Episcopal Church. Bob was a kind and gentle family man who was always there with a smile and open heart. He was an avid reader, wood carver, bike rider until 83 years old, and resisted when his wife wisely got rid of his ice skates at age 75. Here, O Lord, am I. Rause Funeral Homes and Cremation Service 12401 W. National