Robert Lyle Klemp

Robert Lyle Klemp (“Bob”), 54, of Mesa, AZ, passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, after a long illness.
Robert graduated from Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI with a degree in Food and Restaurant Management. He was a manager for the Quilted Bear Restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ, and “The Other Place” in Mesa, AZ. Robert enjoyed the many years he worked for Dale Anderson and his corporation. He spoke often of the many friends and the people he had met at “The Bear.” Robert was the meat/bakery manager at Walmart in Mesa at the time of his passing.
Robert was born in Waukesha, WI and grew up in Merrill. He was a 1976 graduate of Merrill Senior High School. Robert moved to Arizona in 1980.
He is preceded in death by his father, Lyle; and his maternal and paternal grandparents, Otis and Lorna Anderson and Arthur and Flora Klemp.
Robert is survived by his mother, Estelle Klemp, Mesa, AZ; sisters, Mary (Rick) King, Glendale, AZ., and Zona (Joel) Lemanski, Marathon, WI; and nieces and nephews, Tracy King, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Jonathan, Michael and Sarah Lemanski, Marathon, WI.
Robert loved classical music, singing, and the simple pleasures of family and friends. He was our “go-to” guy for all questions about food, cooking and restaurants. A great time for Robert was a good meal and the company of his family or friends.
The family would like to extend our deepest appreciation for everyone who cared for Robert: Dr. Bliss, Drs. Moran, Atalla, Qureshi, Dr. Walker, Kami Carlson, NP and all of the nurses at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center/Barrow Neurological Institute, Neuro ICU (4B/C), 5BNI and 6BNI. Also, to Dr. Sapp, and the nurses and aides at Hospice of the Valley – Arbor House who supported all of us at the end of Robert’s journey. A special thanks to Pastor Myron Nysether and Robert’s best friends, Doug and Brian, whose help and support has been invaluable.
A memorial service and thanksgiving for Robert’s life was held at Mountain View Mortuary on Sept. 7, 2011.

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