Sunday, March 11, 2012

Obituary: - Robert "Bob" Marble - Class of 1951

MONONA - Robert “Bob” Marble, age 79, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at his home.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1932, in Madison, the son of Ray and Edith (Beckett) Marble. Bob graduated from Central High School in 1951. He was a proud member of the Wisconsin National Guard from 1949 to 1957. On Thanksgiving Day in 1953, Bob married Helen Jorgensen. After 30 years of employment, Bob retired from Oscar Mayer in 1981. He then worked as a locksmith for Capital Lock and Security until he retired in 1994. In 1994, Bob and his brother, Gerry, started Blue Marble Enterprises, an endeavor they had long planned. Bob also enjoyed working with youth in the Explorer Scouts and 4H, singing, woodworking, and making candy. He was famous for his peanut brittle.

He is survived by his loving wife, Helen; daughter, Vicki (Bryan) Miller; sons, Daniel, Lionel (Betty) and Sam; six grandchildren, Heather, Sarah, Marcus, Zachary, Ronald and Henry; two great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald (Davilee); and sisters, NayDean Davidson and Nieta McConnell. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Genny Hackbart; and daughter-in-law, Judy Marble.

Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 5 p.m., on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Bob’s family.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 11, 2012 (submitted by Michael Vahldieck, Class of 1968).

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