In Memory of Robert L. 'Bob' Traynor

Gathering of family and friends

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday September 6, 2019
Zion Lutheran Church
221 Lockwood St.
woodville WI, 54028

Memorial Service

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday September 6, 2019
Zion Lutheran Church
221 Lockwood St.
woodville WI, 54028

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Robert L. “Bob” Traynor, age 71 of Amery, formerly of Baldwin died peacefully Thursday, August 29th 2019 at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born on July 3, 1948 in Rock Elm Township in Pierce County. He was the son of Roy and Arlene (Bennett) Traynor. He was raised in Spring Valley before the family moved to Woodville where he would attend Baldwin Woodville High School. On September 17, 1966, Bob was united in marriage to Judy Detmar at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville. This union would be blessed with two children. They would make Baldwin their home as Bob worked for the Baldwin Public Works department from 1966 to 1979. Following this, he owned and operated his own milk truck hauling business from 1979 to 1997. Bob knew many people before this job, but he made a lot of great friendships with these farmers during these years as well.
Bob was an outdoorsman who appreciated the simple things in life. He loved fishing, whether on a boat or on the ice. He also enjoyed hunting with friends and family or taking an ATV ride. Bob’s biggest passion was simply being around others. He genuinely cared for everyone. He was so proud of his children and loved to spoil his grandchildren.
Bob will remain in the hearts of his best friend and wife Judy, son Jeff (Jill) Traynor of Balsam Lake , daughter Jodi (Marcel) Schwendimann of Minnetonka Beach,; grandchildren Cory, Ty (Sonja), Ben, Franklin, AliBea, Amelia, great granddaughter Evelyn; his mother Arlene Traynor; siblings Duane (Cindy) Traynor of Glenwood City, Rich (Janis) Traynor of Osceola, Nancy Traynor of Georgia, Susan Traynor of Georgia; as well as many nieces and nephews, and countless friends. His father Roy, and parents-in-law Chauncey and Lucille Detmar preceded him in death.
Memorial service for Bob will be 4pm, Friday September 6th at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville. A gathering of family and friends will be from 1pm to 4pm prior to the service at the same church that same Friday afternoon. Private interment will be in the Baldwin Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family. Funeral services and cremation have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Homes.

Robert L. 'Bob''s Tribute Wall

Tributes (8):

    • Bob will be dearly missed! He was not only a mentor but a very dear friend. Always positive and encouraging! My deepest sympathies to Judy, Jeff and Jodi and the entire Traynor family. Bob took me on my first coon hunt, first grouse hunt, first deer hunt with Bob Belock in northern Wisconsin and many fishing trips. Fond memories that I will always cherish!

    • A wonderful friend I will truly miss. We hunted , fished, laughed together. We got busy after those early days,and didn’t keep in close touch. I have great memories of us together. Will miss your humor and great big smile. Peace be with you my friend.

    • Heaven just gained a genuinely great man! I feel lucky to have had the privilege of meeting Bob. Thoughts and prayers for Judy and family.

    • Our deepest sympathy to Judy, Jeff and Jodi and their families! Bob was one of the nicest men anyone could ever meet! He will be missed by all whoever had the privilege to know him May he rest in peace . Our prayers to the family!

    • Bob was a great man and a friend to all. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. RIP my friend.

    • Judy and family,

      I’m so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Cancer is such an awful disease. He is no longer suffering, but that doesn’t take away the pain of missing the person that you love.

      Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

      Michelle (Klanderman) Dailey

    • My life and my family’s lives are so much better for knowing Bob. As a nieghbor he has touched our lives in a way I can’t explain. I know Bob lives on in Judy and his kids and grandkids but, also in me, my family and extended family as well. From my friendship with Bob. I have known him to be a man of no regrets, raised an exceptional family and instilled values, work ethic and a zeal for relationships with people, friends and family that I can only hope to instill in my children and grand children. I am truly thankful, a better person and have a better sense for what life should be because I knew Bob. I can only hope to live up to that gift by supporting Judy and her family as they cope during this sad time. I am very saddened to lose a good friend but know that he has passed that torch to his family now, and they will carry on with his spirit to guide them, and me, and my family, and my extended family.