LAKE MILLS — Robert C. Rehm, 83, of Lake Mills, died on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, with family by his side.
Bob was born on June 7, 1936, in Watertown, the son of the late Arthur and Nell (Buck) Rehm.
He was a Lake Mills High School graduate, class of 1954, and later earned his bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1958.
On Oct. 4, 1958, Bob married Barbara Jean Nickels at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Watertown.
Following college, he worked for Northwestern Mutual for a year prior to joining his father and brothers in the family egg business. In 1965 he began the company that now is known as Daybreak Foods.
After retirement, Bob spent the next five years in the real estate development business.
He was a lifelong resident of Lake Mills.
Robert was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Lake Mills and the Florida Knights of Columbus.
He was an avid supporter of Wisconsin athletics and best known as “Badger Bob.” He had held season Badger Football tickets for 60 years.
Bob enjoyed spending winters with Barb in Florida which led to splitting his residency with Wisconsin.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Barb; their children, Robert, Jr. (Sherry) of Lake Mills, William (Jackie) of Hartland, Burton “Tony” (Colleen) of Madison, Brent (Tara) of Sauk Centre, Minn., and Elizabeth “Betsy” (Brian) Lund of Lake Mills; 14 grandchildren, Robert III Rehm, Olivia Rehm, Russell (Alina) Rehm, Clayton (Emily) Rehm, Barrett Rehm, Mackenzie “Macky” Rehm, Tony Rehm, Jr., Nathaniel Rehm, Bradley Dutton, Josie Rehm, Menley Rehm, Therin Rehm, Johnathon Lund and Carson Lund; other relatives and friends.
He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur Rehm, Jr. and Edwin Rehm; one sister, Edith Roedl; and two grandsons, Tanner Rehm and Brent Rehm, Jr.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 29, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Lake Mills.
A Rosary service will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, at the Claussen Funeral Home in Lake Mills with visitation to follow until 7 p.m.
If desired, memorials may be made to the church.