Robert A. "Banker Bob" Johnston
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 10:01 PM
Robert A. "Banker Bob" Johnston, 67, of Marinette, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, at Bay Area Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. He was born July 31, 1945, in Menominee, to Allen and Dorothy (Caylor) Johnston.
Bob spent his earliest years in McAllister before moving with his family to Marinette, proudly residing in Menekaunee. He was a graduate of Marinette High School, Class of 1963. Bob was employed for 28 years by Waupaca Foundry prior to his retirement in 2008. He married the former Cindy Rupert on August 17, 2001. After retirement, Bob and Cindy bought a cabin on rural property where he enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed bonfires, family game nights and, as an animal lover, spending time watching the wildlife. Bob took pride in spending time with his granddaughters. He was also an avid reader, a dedicated Green Bay Packer fan and coin collector. On television, he enjoyed watching wrestling, game shows and the old-time TV programs. Bob was a kind, caring, compassionate, and thoughtful man. Although he was quiet, he touched the hearts of many and will be forever missed.
Bob is survived by his wife, Cindy; two daughters: Sammi Rupert (Chad Pristelski) and Sara (Adam) Franzen; two granddaughters: Serena Antone and Alyvia Pentony; his sisters and brothers: Doreena Goodlet, Geri Young, Clara (Chuck) Buelteman, Warren Johnston, Bill (Lori) Johnston, Betty Cook, Judy Senn, Kate Young and Dan Johnston; his mother-in-law, Raeleen Rupert; brothers and sisters-in-law: Jeff (Rita) Rupert, Scott (Cindy) Rupert, Mark Rupert, Wendy Rupert and Keri Lemieux; many nieces and nephews; goddaughter and special niece, Karen MeCheck; special friends: Tina Rupert, the Boese family, Sue Ray and Kara "Farkle" Borowczyk; his special dog, Lex and special cat, Snickers.
Friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home in Marinette after 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, in the funeral home with the Rev. Lee Goodwin officiating.
A special Thank You to nurse Catherine and BAMC staff, Dr. Chakrabarti and the Cancer Care Unit and the Rescue Squad team. All their compassion and care is greatly appreciated.