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Robert Mashin

February 16, 1932 — June 1, 2010

Robert Mashin, age 78, of Neillsville, WI died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at his home.Robert Lee Mashin was born on February 16, 1932 the son of George and Dorothea Marie (Schroeder) Mashin in Guttenburg, Iowa.Shortly after he was born his family moved to the Neillsville area and resided in the Columbia Township. He attended Sunny Knook Grade School and the Neillsville Public School.Robert enlisted in the United States Army in October of 1951 and served in the Korean War.He returned home in June of 1953, and began working for Kurt Marg. He was united in marriage to Carol Marie Clodfelter on July 23, 1955. In September, 1955 they moved to Illinois where he worked at various jobs. They returned to Neillsville in 1967 and Bob went to work for Land-O-Lakes in Spencer, WI for a couple of years. He then took a job at the Neillsville Foundry and worked there for many years retiring in 1997.Bob was a member of the Haugen-Richmond American Legion Post 73 in Neillsville. He loved Nascar and he enjoyed woodworking, model railroading, hunting, fishing and camping.He is survived by his wife, Carol of Neillsville, children, Marvin (Linda) Mashin of Neillsville, Marilyn Mashin of Savage, MN and Marlin (Mary) Mashin of Neillsville. Seven Grandchildren, Greg Mashin, Ryan Mashin, Nichole Lindquist, Alicia Lindquist, Amanda Eddy, Michelle Mashin and Christopher Mashin, one great grandchild, Talan Suda, a sister, Iris (Stanley) Wampole of Madison, WI, a brother, Donald (Carol) Mashin of Neillsville, WI and many nephews, nieces and friends.Funeral services for Robert will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville.Pastor Al Houts will officiate.Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Neillsville Veterans Council. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, and again Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., at the Gesche Funeral Home.Honorary Casket Bearers are his grandchildren: Nichole Lindquist, Alicia Lindquist, Ryan Mashin, Amanda Eddy, Michelle Mashin, Christopher Mashin and a great grandson Talan SudaCasket Bearers are a grandson, Greg Mashin, a nephew, Doug Wampole and friends, Mark Gilbert, Richard Vanderhoff, Terry Ward and Roger Polzin.
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