Robert “Bob” J. Pake
Robert “Bob” J. Pake, 81, Chippewa Falls, passed away Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire.
Bob was born Aug. 7, 1939, in Holcombe, to Henry and Minta (Gordon) Pake.
He was a 1958 graduate of Holcombe High School.
Bob married Lorraine Keiser Sept. 9, 1961, in Cornell.
He worked as a laborer at Cascade Paper Mill in Eau Claire, and retired from there in 2000. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time in the woods on his property in Holcombe.
Bob loved sitting around the campfire and listening to his friends play country bluegrass music.
He is survived by his wife – Lorraine, Chippewa Falls; children – Kristine Pratt, Eau Claire, and James Pake, Chippewa Falls; grandchildren – Rebecca (Dustin) Monson, Jessica (Topher) McPherson and Kaitlynne Pratt (Bobby); great-grandchildren – Jacob, Abby and Connor; brothers – Gilbert Pake and David (Paula) Pake; brothers-in-law – Jack Cizek, Phillip Keiser, Dennis Nelson, Wayne (Judy) Keiser, Tom Stewart and Richard (Dorothy) Keiser; honorary granddaughters – Carisa and Cheyenne; and many special nieces; nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters – Lorraine Haase, Louise Kron, Arlyn Haase, Vivian Wallace and Joyce Cizek; in-laws – Virgil (Bernice) Keiser, Janet Keiser, Kathleen Nelson and Barbara Stewart; and son-in-law, William Pratt.
A private graveside service will be held at Prairie View Cemetery in Lake Hallie. Because of COVID, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at chippewavalleycremation. com.