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Robert Herman Schrank
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Birth: Feb. 29, 1928
Milwaukee
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1969
New Berlin
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA

My baptismal godfather.

Robert was the oldest child and only son of Joseph and Edna (Minzloff) Schrank.

He served in the US Navy from 1945-1949. He rode a motorcyle in his youth but gave it up in late 1949.

Bob married Frances D. Cooper (b. 1932) on 8 October 1949 at St. Gerard Church in Milwaukee. They had ten children between April 1950 and Nov 1969 (one died in infancy).

They lived on S. 35th Street in Milwaukee (a house he helped build) from 1949-1964. In June 1964, the family moved to a large two-story house at 4636 S. Racine Ave., New Berlin, WI.

Bob Schrank worked as an Electrician at Press Steel Tank.

Uncle Bob's hobbies included: rabbit hunting, racing pidgeons and raising canaries and parakeets.

Robert Schrank died at the young age of 41 of brain cancer, one month after his tenth child, Roberta, was born.

My uncle is buried at Holy Apostles Cemetery in New Berlin. Survived by his wife and nine children. His first grandchild, Steven Robert Mendez, was born in June 1970. Also survived by his parents and his sisters, Shirley Young and Catherine Zollner.

His widow (my aunt) Fran remarried in 1978.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Frank Schrank (1902 - 1984)
  Edna A Schrank (1906 - 1977)
 
 Spouse:
  Frances Dorothy (Cooper) Schrank Wettengel (1932 - 2013)*
 
 Children:
  Darlene Carol Schrank (1952 - 1985)*
  Lawrence Edward Schrank (1958 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Apostles Cemetery
New Berlin
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Ronald G. Gadzalinski
Record added: Jun 11, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6498056
Robert Herman Schrank
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Robert Herman Schrank
Added by: Ronald G. Gadzalinski
 
Robert Herman Schrank
Added by: Ronald G. Gadzalinski
 
 
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Rememering and Honoring you, Uncle Bob, on this Memorial Day. Thank you for your service in the US Navy (1945-1949).
- Ronald G. Gadzalinski
 Added: May. 26, 2014
Honoring you, Uncle Bob, and remembering you on this day; born 86 years ago (Feb. 29th).
- Ronald G. Gadzalinski
 Added: Feb. 28, 2014
In Loving Remembrance of you Uncle Bob....on this 44th anniversary of your death from brain cancer.
- Ronald G. Gadzalinski
 Added: Dec. 20, 2013
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