Robert Jean Wuilleumier, “Bob”, age 80, passed away at his home in Madison early Saturday morning, January 7, 2023, surrounded by his loving wife Marcy and close friends.
Born December 14, 1942, in Madison, Wisconsin, Bob had a lifelong passion for aviation and received his pilot’s license at age 16. It was a shared love of aviation that brought Bob and his first wife, Sue, together. They were married on July 4, 1969. In September 1969, they dedicated their lives to Jehovah God. Together, they had a rich and productive life. Bob and Sue spent 35 years in full-time service, volunteering their time and working shoulder to shoulder teaching people about the Bible and God’s Kingdom in many parts of the United States. His love of people, generous spirit, and razor sharp wit drew people to him!
One of Bob’s greatest challenges came March 16, 2011, when he lost Sue to the enemy death. His strong faith and trust in Jehovah, as well as the support of loving friends and family, got him through this difficult time.
On January 7, 2012, Bob was richly blessed with another loyal companion when he married Marcy Smith. Marcy had a strict criteria of 10 attributes she was looking for in a husband, and Bob checked every box! They were a dynamic and loving couple! They worked side by side working to construct and remodel Kingdom Halls throughout Wisconsin, in addition to the many hours spent together teaching people the Bible and offering encouragement, love, and training to all they met.
Bob loved to travel. For over a decade, he was a traveling minister, serving the needs of congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Wisconsin, Alaska, Kansas, California, and Maryland. Bob also loved attending international conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He loved the outdoors, looking at the birds, fishing. Bob loved Jehovah’s creation!
Bob’s greatest joy was talking about Jehovah, and he did so even in his last days. Right up until the end he was sharing his hope with the medical staff. Bob’s strong faith in his hope was also evident in his calm demeanor, smile, and ability to make those around him laugh even while dealing with his illness.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Marcy; his family Harold and Cindy Smith, David and Trina Wechter, Robert, Danielle and Indira Smith, Jeff and Dorothy Vonau, Janét Stocking as well as a multitude of dear friends “sticking closer than a brother”. (Proverbs 18:24)
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, January 21st at 4:00 P.M. CST at the Janesville Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at: 207 S Wright Rd, Janesville WI. For information on how to attend via zoom contact one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Marcy would like to thank Dr. Ma, Agrace Hospice, Lindsey and Marie, and Bob’s caregiving team, Mike and Joanna Vanna and Steve and Lauren Araya, as well as the many, many dear friends who have shown unfailing love and support.