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Robert F. Kitslaar

Robert “Bob” F. Kitslaar, 64, Luxemburg, passed away Saturday morning, September 26, 2020 at home.  He was born on January 6, 1956 in Green Bay, WI to the late Francis Sr. and Ann (Reinhart) Kitslaar.  He attended St. Matthew Grade School and graduated from Abbot Pennings High School in 1974.  Bob received a degree in architectural design from Northeast Wisconsin Technical Institute in 1976. Following graduation Bob joined his father and brother Chuck, at Kitslaar Inc., the family business.  Together they painted/decorated many churches, business and homes in Wisconsin and Michigan. On September 24, 1983, Bob married Laurel E. Anderson at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain MI.


Bob was an avid pilot and very active in EAA.  He loved flying his Stearman, The Flying Dutchman, which he meticulously restored.  He was also there to help repair/restore the airplanes of many others.


Bob is survived by his wife, Lori; five siblings: Ann Pringle, Charles Kitslaar (Mary Thomas), Judy Barlow (Gary Bugalski), Mike Kitslaar and Francis Kitslaar Jr.; brothers/sisters in law, Mike (Nancy) Anderson and Dave (Sandy) Anderson; nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Cheyanne.


He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Katie; Lori’s parents, Don and Ruth Anderson.


As a precaution to the Covid-19 virus, a private gathering will be held at the McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg.

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