Obit: Tuma, Robert F. “Bob” (1922 - 2002)

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Surnames: Tuma, Adget, Brost, Frey, Schneider, Matuszewski, Bolden

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Robert F. “Bob” Tuma (7 Sep 1922 – Mar 20, 2002)

Robert F. “Bob” Tuma, 79, of Medford, died March 20, 2002 at Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will take place at a later date in the Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Robert was born on Sept. 7, 1922 in Antigo, to Charles and Eva (Adget) Tuma, and attended Antigo schools. On May 14, 1949, he married Peggy Brost at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 and served in World War II with the Fifth Marine Division in the Pacific and witnessed the raising of the American Flag at Iwo Jima. He owned and operated Bob’s Drive-In from 1950 until 1973 and was employed as a door maker at Weathershield Manufacturing.

He was also a lifetime member of the Klossner-Dietzler Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 572.

Survivors include his wife, Peg; two daughters, Margaret Lynn (Richard) Frey of Slinger, and Pauline Tuma of Arroyo Seco, N.M.; three sons, Gary of Milwaukee, Scott of Tahoe City, Calif., and Brian of Milwaukee; two grandsons; three brothers, George of Florida, Charles (Evelyn) of West Allis, and Gene (Arlyne) of Albuquerque, N.M.; three sisters, Lorraine Schneider of East Troy, Dorothy Matuszewski of Laona, and Janet (Jim) Bolden of Waukesha.



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