Robert “Bob” DeMuth, 75, died Friday, March 5, 2016, in
A service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at
Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha.
The family asks that any donations be made to Frame Memorial
Presbyterian Church in Stevens Point or the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Boston Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Condolences
may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. DeMuth was born Feb. 1, 1941, in Sheboygan, a son of the
late Norma (Hinze) DeMuth and Robert DeMuth. When he was young, the Hinze
family moved to Milwaukee where he graduated from Juneau High School in 1959.
In 1964 he earned a bachelor’s degree from Lakeland College
After completing his graduate work in 1966 at Western
Illinois University in Macomb, Ill., he went to work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
in the School of Communication for three years. He spent the rest of his
working years at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) as a
consultant for teacher licensing and teacher education programs in Wisconsin.
He was married to Susan Imig of Waukesha in August 1965.
In 1968, the couple moved to Fort Atkinson. In 1977, the
family moved to Sun Prairie, where they remained for 22 years before they moved
to Stevens Point in 2001.
While in Sun Prairie, he was active in the United Church of
Christ in Windsor, was an avid golfer and was a parent volunteer with his wife
for the Sound of Sun Prairie Marching Band.
After moving to Stevens Point, he became active in the
community through Operation Bootstrap and as an active member with Frame
Memorial Presbyterian Church. He also participated in a men’s golf league.
A poet, writer and thespian, he wrote four musical scripts
for the Palm Resaca Park Players in Brownsville, Texas, where they spent their
Survivors include wife, Susan; one son, Bill (Rachel) DeMuth,
Louisville, Ky.; one daughter, Sondra (Jon) Reynolds, Stevens Point; one sister,
Susan (DeMuth) McKenzie, Streetsboro, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Isabel and
Alex Reynolds, Stevens Point.