Robert “Bob” Anthony Gutkowski, 87, of Edina formerly of Milwaukee, WI passed away on April 17, 2017. He was born on Nov 20, 1929 in Milwaukee, Bob is the last surviving child of Anthony and Martha Gutkowski’s 17 children. He married Grace Banach and together raised 5 children. Robert proudly served in the US Army and then worked as a Mail Sorter at Milwaukee US Post Office until his retirement. They relocated in 2005 to Edina, MN. Robert was a generous man of heart and soul whose hearty laugh and corny jokes brought smiles to all. He enjoyed reading, family gatherings, Sheepshead, and dancing and playing the polka. Robert is survived by his wife of 63 years, Grace; children, Paul (Joyce), Steven (Susan), Donald (Laurie), Brian (Cynthia), and Christine (Matthew) Nowakowski; 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Interim Home Care and Hospice, St Richard’s Catholic Parish and Yorkshire of Edina. Visitation Saturday, Apirl 22, 2017 10-11 am with service to follow at the Chapel of Hope at St. Adalbert Cemetery, 3801 South 6th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53221. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to donor’s choice.
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