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Celebrating the life of
Bob Weitermann
Passed away on November 17, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Funeral Mass
  • 11:00 a.m. - Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitefield Avenue (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

We first met Bob and Dorisanne through mutual Long Grove-Kildeer neighbors and we soon became friends playing bridge, making dinners, eating out, and golfing. The guys liked to play challenging courses throughout the Midwest. They would leave on Wednesday, and the girls would catch up with them on Friday to play couples golf all weekend. After golf, we would play dice at the 19th hole and bridge until wee hours of the morning. Of the group, most had a Wisconsin or rural connection: they were born here; attended UW (go Badgers); or grew up on a farm. Jay and I were the oddballs, city kids, until we moved to Wisconsin, and Sturgeon Bay became our home. When Bob learned we kept our boat in Sturgeon Bay, he told us that he was born here. Ever the guy with a joke, he had to convince us by telling us his grandfather was postmaster, he was related to the Maxwelton Braes family, and he played baseball with Bob Starr and Jerry McMillin, both of whom we had met. Perhaps all of Bob’s family recollections sparked my interest in Door County history. Because if you knew Bob, you knew he could tell a story. Bob’s love for tractor/trailers (burger/brat sandwiches) and fried perch was second to none. We would scour bars and restaurants and he would be so excited when he found his two favorite menu items. He could talk about these foods for several minutes, all the while Dorisanne would politely roll her eyes, saying here we go…again. If you remember the movie, “What about Bob?” You would have some insight into our dear friend, Bob Weitermann. On every encounter, he had a joke for me. Saint Dorisanne would just nod as she heard the same joke for the umpteenth time. Talking about Dorisanne…on one of their Sturgeon Bay visits, we made plans to go fishing on Lake Michigan. She asked lots of questions and wanted to know how Jay killed the fish. Jay told her that he welcomed it into the boat with a tap on the head! Before Dorisanne would agree to go, Jay had to promise that she would not get blood on her new white sneakers (so Dorisanne). Bob grinned the whole while during this conversation. After she reeled in the day’s whopper, she no longer cared about her shoes as she proudly and barely held up her giant rainbow for photo opps. One of my favorite memories of Bob was one of the nights we went out to dinner at Birmingham’s, where Bob had his double order of perch and Dorisanne had her kid’s menu shrimp! There were five of us, as our son Allen was home for a visit from graduate school at UW. After dinner, Bob wanted to check out the new place in town, probably hoping they would have fried perch or tractor/trailers on the menu for his next visit. At the time, DJ’s on the Bay was the new place. We told him that we heard it was a bit pricey, knowing Bob’s Wisconsin values. But Bob really wanted to check it out, insisting that he buy the nightcap at the new hot spot. So, off we went, battling our way through the crowd to get to the bar. I was assisting Bob, remembering drinks and to help carry them. Bob placed our orders for after dinner drinks and as the last drink was delivered, the bartender asked if he wanted to start a tab. Bob said, “How much for the round?” I will never forget the look on Bob’s face as he opened his wallet and paid thirty-five dollars for five drinks…in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin about 20 years ago! We surely enjoyed our pricey drinks at Bob’s expense, but Bob didn’t even want to look at the menu. Although Bob battled his cancer for years, they still visited Door County for a few weeks each summer. We looked forward to their visits, usually having dinner where Bob could have perch, and it was just like the good old days when we were young and carefree, laughing the evening away, at ourselves and each other. Only two of the guys remain here on earth: Jay Herbst and Bill Golz. I'm sure Terry, Gerry, and Bob are looking for a fourth to play bridge, in the meantime they will have to play hearts or gin. My friends have often heard me say, “You can’t have too many girlfriends.” Now, we are looking forward to seeing our girlfriend, Dorisanne, on her Door County visit next summer. How thoughtful it was for Bob and Dorisanne to call and let us know that the end of Bob’s life was drawing near and to have a chance to say goodbye and I love you. Jay and Bob recalled that they had drank their fair share of beer and had no regrets. Through all the humor, and even at his life’s end, Bob was a class act. While cancer took Bob’s life, it never took his playful spirit, his class, nor will it ever take our joyful memories of him. Farewell dear friend, until we meet again. Sending our love to Dorisanne, family, and friends.

Trudy & Jay Herbst, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Our deepest sympathies to you at this time. Bob will be forever in our prayers and thoughts. Milda and Terry Blaney The Landings, Savannah, Georgia

Milda Blaney, Savannah, Ga

Dorisanne, I was very sad to hear about my cousins passing. My thoughts and prayers to you at this difficult time.

John Weitermann, Sturgeon Bay, WI.

Dear Dorisanne, Please accept our deepest sympathy on Bob's passing. We have always admired how well you cared for him during his long illness. Please know that we will keep you in our prayers. Lou and Gerry

Lou and Gerry Molella, Savannah, Ga.

Sorry doesn’t seem to be enough. I’ll pray that you find comfort and strength and know that you are loved. Hope to see you soon, Love & Forever Friends, Janice ‘68 greats??

Jan Wachowski, Streator, Il 61364

Bob Weitermann, 72, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019 at his residence.  Bob was born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, son of Robert E. Weitermann Sr. and Jeannette Long Weitermann.

Bob grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin where he graduated from Abbott Pennings High School.  He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, and an MBA from Northern Illinois University.

Bob’s career was in the chemical industry, spanning over 35 years. Bob worked with several major companies in the Midwest.  He and his wife, Dorisanne, both retired in 2005 after living in Long Grove, Illinois and then moved to The Landings at Skidaway Island.   Bob was of the Catholic faith and went to both Catholic grade schools and high schools. Bob was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, the Milwaukee Brewers, and the University of Wisconsin football and basketball teams.  Bob enjoyed golf, tennis, reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Surviving Bob is his wife of 39 years, Dorisanne.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 12, 2019 at St. James Catholic Church.

Remembrances may be made to Brown County Meals on Wheels, 300 South Adams Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301.

 

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We first met Bob and Dorisanne through mutual Long Grove-Kildeer neighbors and we soon became friends playing bridge, making dinners, eating out, and golfing. The guys liked to play challenging courses throughout the Midwest. They would leave on Wednesday, and the girls would catch up with them on Friday to play couples golf all weekend. After golf, we would play dice at the 19th hole and bridge until wee hours of the morning. Of the group, most had a Wisconsin or rural connection: they were born here; attended UW (go Badgers); or grew up on a farm. Jay and I were the oddballs, city kids, until we moved to Wisconsin, and Sturgeon Bay became our home. When Bob learned we kept our boat in Sturgeon Bay, he told us that he was born here. Ever the guy with a joke, he had to convince us by telling us his grandfather was postmaster, he was related to the Maxwelton Braes family, and he played baseball with Bob Starr and Jerry McMillin, both of whom we had met. Perhaps all of Bob’s family recollections sparked my interest in Door County history. Because if you knew Bob, you knew he could tell a story. Bob’s love for tractor/trailers (burger/brat sandwiches) and fried perch was second to none. We would scour bars and restaurants and he would be so excited when he found his two favorite menu items. He could talk about these foods for several minutes, all the while Dorisanne would politely roll her eyes, saying here we go…again. If you remember the movie, “What about Bob?” You would have some insight into our dear friend, Bob Weitermann. On every encounter, he had a joke for me. Saint Dorisanne would just nod as she heard the same joke for the umpteenth time. Talking about Dorisanne…on one of their Sturgeon Bay visits, we made plans to go fishing on Lake Michigan. She asked lots of questions and wanted to know how Jay killed the fish. Jay told her that he welcomed it into the boat with a tap on the head! Before Dorisanne would agree to go, Jay had to promise that she would not get blood on her new white sneakers (so Dorisanne). Bob grinned the whole while during this conversation. After she reeled in the day’s whopper, she no longer cared about her shoes as she proudly and barely held up her giant rainbow for photo opps. One of my favorite memories of Bob was one of the nights we went out to dinner at Birmingham’s, where Bob had his double order of perch and Dorisanne had her kid’s menu shrimp! There were five of us, as our son Allen was home for a visit from graduate school at UW. After dinner, Bob wanted to check out the new place in town, probably hoping they would have fried perch or tractor/trailers on the menu for his next visit. At the time, DJ’s on the Bay was the new place. We told him that we heard it was a bit pricey, knowing Bob’s Wisconsin values. But Bob really wanted to check it out, insisting that he buy the nightcap at the new hot spot. So, off we went, battling our way through the crowd to get to the bar. I was assisting Bob, remembering drinks and to help carry them. Bob placed our orders for after dinner drinks and as the last drink was delivered, the bartender asked if he wanted to start a tab. Bob said, “How much for the round?” I will never forget the look on Bob’s face as he opened his wallet and paid thirty-five dollars for five drinks…in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin about 20 years ago! We surely enjoyed our pricey drinks at Bob’s expense, but Bob didn’t even want to look at the menu. Although Bob battled his cancer for years, they still visited Door County for a few weeks each summer. We looked forward to their visits, usually having dinner where Bob could have perch, and it was just like the good old days when we were young and carefree, laughing the evening away, at ourselves and each other. Only two of the guys remain here on earth: Jay Herbst and Bill Golz. I'm sure Terry, Gerry, and Bob are looking for a fourth to play bridge, in the meantime they will have to play hearts or gin. My friends have often heard me say, “You can’t have too many girlfriends.” Now, we are looking forward to seeing our girlfriend, Dorisanne, on her Door County visit next summer. How thoughtful it was for Bob and Dorisanne to call and let us know that the end of Bob’s life was drawing near and to have a chance to say goodbye and I love you. Jay and Bob recalled that they had drank their fair share of beer and had no regrets. Through all the humor, and even at his life’s end, Bob was a class act. While cancer took Bob’s life, it never took his playful spirit, his class, nor will it ever take our joyful memories of him. Farewell dear friend, until we meet again. Sending our love to Dorisanne, family, and friends.

Trudy & Jay Herbst, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Our deepest sympathies to you at this time. Bob will be forever in our prayers and thoughts. Milda and Terry Blaney The Landings, Savannah, Georgia

Milda Blaney, Savannah, Ga

Dorisanne, I was very sad to hear about my cousins passing. My thoughts and prayers to you at this difficult time.

John Weitermann, Sturgeon Bay, WI.

Dear Dorisanne, Please accept our deepest sympathy on Bob's passing. We have always admired how well you cared for him during his long illness. Please know that we will keep you in our prayers. Lou and Gerry

Lou and Gerry Molella, Savannah, Ga.

Sorry doesn’t seem to be enough. I’ll pray that you find comfort and strength and know that you are loved. Hope to see you soon, Love & Forever Friends, Janice ‘68 greats??

Jan Wachowski, Streator, Il 61364


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