Memorial Mass of Christian Burial11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday October 21, 2020
St. Patrick Catholic Church
1500 Vine Street
Robert Leroy Vytlacil, age 89 of Hudson, Wisconsin, passed away October 12, 2020 at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, Minnesota after a courageous battle with bladder cancer. Bob was born on December 15, 1930 in Mosinee, Wisconsin to Louis and Agnes (Bursky) Vytlacil. He grew up in Mosinee, graduated from Mosinee High School, and continued his education at vocational school in Wausau, where he studied drafting and mechanical design. Bob was united in marriage to Cecilia Manthey on October 9, 1954 at St. James Church in Wausau, and the couple were blessed with 6 children: Mark, Vaughn, Patricia, Thomas, Brian and Lisa. Bob served in the U.S. Army and spent 26 years with the National Guard, earning the rank of sergeant. He worked for 32 years in manufacturing having started as a draftsman and worked his way into an engineer position, spending much of his career at 3M, retiring in 1990.
In retirement, Bob took up scuba diving and traveled the world for his underwater adventures. He had a larger than life personality with the self confidence to accomplish anything he set his mind to. Bob was very inquisitive and fond of learning about new technology, medicine, and following the stock market. He cherished the time spent with his family and enjoyed camping, fishing, and watching the Packers. Bob was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson, and was a longtime usher at their 10:30 a.m. Mass.
Bob will remain in the hearts of his children, Mark (Claranna) Vytlacil of Racine, WI, Vaughn (Joyce) Vytlacil of Ormond Beach, FL, Patty Vytlacil (Bill Baldwin) of San Diego, CA, Tom (Colleen) Vytlacil of Bentonville, AR, Brian Vytlacil of New York City, NY, and Lisa Vytlacil of Rockville, MD; grandchildren, Christopher (Jaerim), Jonathan, Max and Emma Vytlacil; Bob’s companion, Stephanie Price; sisters, Mim, and Anne; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecilia; his parents; and brothers, Leonard “Lenny” (Jackie) Vytlacil, and Leon (Jean) Vytlacil.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Bob will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 21st at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, WI. Masks and appropriate social distancing are required. Bob’s service will be live-streamed on the St. Patrick Catholic Church Facebook page (a Facebook account is NOT required for viewing). Interment at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, Wisconsin will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Patrick Catholic Church, United Service Organizations (USO), Salvation Army, or The Phipps Center for the Arts.