Robert T Spain, Sr.
Oct. 18, 1932 - Dec. 5, 2021
Stockbridge, WI
Funeral Service:
Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022
5:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Burial Service:
Monday, Jan. 10, 2022
12:00 pm
Sunset Ridge Memorial Park
4300 Green Bay Rd.
Kenosha, WI 53144
Robert T Spain, Sr.
Stockbridge, WI

Robert “Bob” Theodore Spain, age 89, of Stockbridge, passed away peacefully at home on December 5, 2021, after a long fight with dementia, surrounded by his loving family. 

Bob was born October 18, 1932, to William and Nelly Spain, in Morrilton, AR. Bob graduated from high school and enlisted in the US Navy in 1950, where he served in the Korean War as a Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class, until he was Honorably Discharged in 1953. Bob had 3 beautiful children throughout his early years, and lived in many beautiful places, until he established his roots in Stockbridge in 1975. Bob opened his first business, Bob’s Cove Shop, in Stockbridge in the late 1970’s, making hand-crafted, custom countertops for homes and businesses all over the state. He was married to his late wife, Debra A Schmunck-Spain on August 12, 1995, expanding his wonderful family with the addition of her 4 children.

Bob was a hard-working, loving husband, father, brother, uncle, nephew, grandfather, and great grandfather. He loved spending time with his family, making music, the outdoors, fishing, gardening with his wife, and bird hunting with his many beloved bird dogs. Bob had made countless friends over the years through his musician days and running his countertop business. He treasured his time at Bob’s Cove Shop, as he got to work with his son and his wife by his side until 2003. Bob also loved his music; he played lead guitar and sang in multiple bands like The Mustangers with his brother Dick Spain, Dale Kranke, and Ronnie Peas, and The Muleskinners with his son Rob and Billy Doxtator. You would always find Bob tapping a beat or humming a tune and could catch him dancing a jig from time to time. He had such a full spirit in life, and even as his illness progressed in his later years, he continued to laugh and joke at family gatherings bringing joy and happiness to everyone around him.

Bob touched the lives of so many people, and for those that knew him well, “Damn it,” we will never forget him or the happiness he brought to our lives. From listening to his music, all the funny stories he would share, and the life lessons he bestowed on those that needed them, Bob will live on forever in our hearts.

Bob was preceded in death by his Parents, William(Nelly) Spain; Siblings: Neil(Clara) Spain, Dorthy(Kenneth) Ashlin, Cleo(Dink)(Gladys) Spain; and other family: Brenda Spain, Robert Brenneman, Lin Brenneman, James Ketchum, Terry (Fuji) Thiel.

Bob was followed in death by his Wife, Debra A Schmunck-Spain

Bob is survived by his Mother-in-law, Lucille Brenneman; Siblings: John(Becky) Spain, Kenneth(Pat) Spain, Richard(Michelle) Spain, Kirby Spain; Children: Robert(Janet) Spain, Laurie(Louis) Shapiro, Cynthia Spain; Tamara Ketchum, Tina(Patrick) Head, Jody(Brad) Juckem, Jeremiah(Nichole) Schmunck; Grandchildren: Steven, Michael, Michelle, Jessica, Natalie, Mitchell, Brandon, Anna, Lindsey, Heather, Kristen, Ashlyn, Colten, Kali, Jordaine, Logan, Ethan, Shawn, Santana; 14 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and adopted kids and grandkids, Mitts’, Rauschs’, and Freemans’ to mention a few.

The Family would like to give a special thanks to all the Caregivers from Calumet County, Iris and Hospice that were there to help take care of Bob over the last few years. We are all, so grateful for everything you all did for him.  Thank You!

Visitation will be held will be held jointly with Bob’s late wife Debra, on Saturday, January 8, 2022; Private visitation for immediate family will be from 1-2pm and open to the public from 2-5pm, with a short service for them both to follow at 5pm, at Wieting Funeral Home, located at, 411 W Main Street, Chilton, WI 53014. Bob’s family would like to welcome all family and friends to share their special memories with everyone at the conclusion of the service. To watch a livestream of the service, watch an archived recording of the service, see a memorial video in honor of Bob, or view flowers given to the family, please click HERE 

Final resting place will be, Sunset Ridge Memorial Park, 4300 Green Bay Rd, Kenosha, WI 53144
May you rest in peace and sore high you will be missed by many you had a heart of gold that many loved you did great work and served for our country may you rest high in peace God bless you

michelle swette (Friends) - Dec. 25, 2021

Well Robert T. Spain you did it. You finally left this ole world you once told me you planned on sticking around forever. Then you laughed your laugh that you often did!!!
I'm so gonna miss you . You were my uncle Bob Spain for a long time then my 2nd dad. And now my friend. Even if you didn't remember that part. Bur it's ok because I'm not ever gonna forget. I was so gosh darn happy you married Debbie. She was the best thing that happened to you. And that Damn it.... I swear Rob was gonna think it was his first name with Rob as his middle name. "Damn it Rob!" LOL again you'd laugh.
I'm gonna miss you Robert T. I love you uncle dad Bob. I'll see ya when I see ya! Prayers and love to all.

Kathryn Kuhn (Friend) - Dec. 16, 2021

May Bob rest in peace and I hope his family finds comfort in their memories. Bob was so kind and a true gentleman.

Marcia (Keuler) Weber (Friend) - Dec. 11, 2021

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