Obituary for Robert Jicinsky

Robert G. Jicinsky, 81, Stratford, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Marshfield Medical Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stratford, with Rev. Sengole Vethanayagam officiating. The service will be live streamed at Burial will be in the parish cemetery in the Town of Eau Pleine at a later date.  The visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Monday at Sauter / Rembs Funeral Home, Stratford and from 1:00 pm until service time on Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Robert George Jicinsky was born on November 24, 1940 at his home in Stratford, the son of Thomas and Hattie (Ertl) Jicinsky. He attended St. Joseph’s Parochial School in Stratford and Stratford High School.

Bob had been employed at Schreiner Plumbing, Hub City Jobbing, both in Marshfield, and then in 1968 went on to run the family farm in Stratford until his retirement after 45 years.

Bob married the love of his life, Gertie in 1960 and has kept her guessing about his “next move” ever since. Raising their kids on the family farm was a labor of love and many great memories were forged there. Bob enjoyed farming and named all his cows to keep it personal. Rock and roll was played daily in the barn because the cows liked it (so did his helpers/children). Bob and Gertie enjoyed bowling in their younger years and traveling as often as possible visiting Europe, South America, Japan, Alaska, as well as their favorite hot spot, Hawaii.


In his spare time Bob enjoyed fishing, a love first shared with his father, Tom, as well as hunting…a pastime enjoyed with his son, sons-in-law, grandchildren and extended family. Many tall tales (all true) were exchanged during deer hunting.


Through all trials, celebrations and personal accomplishments Bob was steadfast and true to his wife and children. Dancing through life whenever he could, just two months ago at his grandson’s wedding.


The Great Bobbino: self-proclaimed Man of Mystery was a number one fan of his children, a dad, a husband, a grandpa, a great grandpa, a great great grandpa (and if you asked, he’d agree he is pretty great) a father-in-law, brother, uncle, and amazing friend. Bob was loved by all. Finding fault is difficult except perhaps that he was stingy with his chocolate (unless you were a grandchild) sharing one precious square at a time. Mile high bubble baths, creative storytelling, and careful examination of his taxidermy pieces are some favorite memories of his grandchildren. One favorite, unforgettable line that Grandpa Bob used when playing with the kiddos is “close your eyes and it won’t tickle!”


Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gertie, and their children, Rebecca (Chris) Ransome, Laure (Wayne) Pecore, Cindy (Christine) Jicinsky, Julie (Richard) Heck, Kim (Guy) Mueller and Jay (Donna) Jicinsky. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. He is further survived by siblings, Jim (Patricia) Jicinsky, Joan (Gene) Jenkins, Lois (Richard) Brandt and Paul (Patricia) Jicinsky.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Ruth Hadley, a sister-in-law Patricia Jicinsky, brothers-in-law, Gene Jenkins and Richard Brandt, and a niece Diane Hadley.

Strong in faith and character, his was a life well lived.

“Laughter is the net between the bridge and the water” – Bob Jicinsky

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