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January 25, 2021

1/11/2021 9:00:00 AM
Gleason, Robert J.

Robert J. Gleason, age 76, of Dodgeville passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
Bob was born on November 9, 1944 in San Pedro, CA, the son of Ambrose and Eleanor (Wilkins) Gleason. He was a graduate of Fennimore High School. After high school, he went on to serve in the Army stationed in Germany. Bob returned home and began an over 50 year career as a truck driver and mechanic, a profession he loved and it provided him many stories and friendships over the years.
On August 10, 1968 he married Betty L Needham. They lived in Fennimore until moving to Dodgeville in 1980. He enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, and racing.
Bob is survived by his wife of 52 years Betty; his children Amy (Mark) Wasley of Dodgeville, Robert (Emily) Gleason of Dunn, NC, and Tammy (Steven) Wilkinson of Dodgeville; seven grandchildren Megan, Amber, Taylor, Kacey, Kayla, Madysen, and Trent. Also survived by sisters Kathy (Curt) Freymiller and Rita (Mike) Ferrie both of Fennimore, sister-in-law Mary Gleason of Fennimore, brother-in-law Michael Coudray of Belleville and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Patty Prochaska, brother Tom Gleason, sister Mary Coudray, and niece Jennifer Gleason.
Private family celebration of life at a later time.
Gorgen Funeral Services

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