Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Obituary: Robert V. "Sully" Sullivan

MIDDLETON - Robert V. "Sully" Sullivan, age 75, passed away on Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at St. Marys Hospital, Madison. He was born on May 26, 1930, in Madison, the son of Vincent and Irene (Linde) Sullivan and was a graduate of Madison Central High School. Sully was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served from 1950 to 1954. He was united in marriage to Clara Sanrope Carnes in 1972. Sully worked as a painter for St. Marys Hospital for more than 26 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Madison. Sully had a variety of interests and especially loved fishing, photography and all things Irish. In addition to his wife, Clara, Sully is survived by his sister, Mary (Ira) Reese, of Madison; two daughters from a previous marriage, Tracy Sullivan, of Prairie du Chien, and Kelly Johnsrud, of Madison; a step-daughter, Donna (Jim Gray) Carnes, of San Francisco, Calif.; five grandchildren, Missy, Cody, Christopher, Jeremy and Jason; a great-grandchild, Elexis; two step-grandchildren, Tiranie (Aaron) Carnes Teschner and Angela Wohlferd; two step-great-grandchildren, Rhiannon and Cecilia Teschner; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his step-son, Terry Carnes. Funeral services will be held at the GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL HOME, 7435 University Ave., (near Parmenter St.) Middleton, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, 2005. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Family and friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Marys Dialysis Center.Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Centers 7435 University Ave. (608) 831-6761

Originally published on the Wisconsin State Journal on September 13, 2005

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