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Robert R.
Robert R.

Robert R. "Bob" Boyle

Born in Escanaba, MI on Jun 24, 1927

Died on Mar 27, 2018 and resided in Green Bay, WI

Robert R. “Bob” Boyle, 90, of Green Bay died Tuesday, March 27, 2018, following a brief battle with cancer.  He was born June 24, 1927 in Escanaba, MI to Hugh and Dorothy (Meyer) Boyle. 

He graduated from Escanaba High School where he was on the Eskymo football team.  Bob served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946 where the US Government paid for him to see the world.  He was a graduate of Michigan State Normal School where he received a Degree in Education. Later, he received his Masters in Education from Northern Michigan University.  On August 24, 1950, Bob married Shirley Pearson in Escanaba, MI.  Early in his career, he taught in Cincinnati, Ohio and Benton Harbor, Michigan. It was there that his love of football continued as he coached the Benton Harbor Tigers.  In 1967, he relocated to Green Bay where he worked as a social studies teacher at East High School.  Two years later, in 1969, the Red Devils football team went undefeated, finishing as the third ranked team in the state under the coaching of Bob and his close friend Gene Bray.  He has enjoyed countless visits from former players and students whose lives he touched.  In addition to football, he also coached track, and was the school’s athletic director.  Bob continued to support all things East High, golfing with the “Cupcakes”, playing cards, watching football and spending time with his family.

Bob will be sadly missed by his three daughters, Judy Paul, Katherine (Gary) Schott, Kerry (Mick) Surk; his five grandchildren, Kelly (Jamie) Verheyden, Rob (Amber) Paul, David Paul, Katie (Dan) Kornaus, and Scott Storms; his great-grandchildren, Lana and Ashlin Verheyden, Lucy and Stella Paul; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; his parents; two sisters, Betty and Nan; and his brother, Harry.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, on Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Raben officiating.  He will be buried in Nicolet Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial has been established in Bob’s name for the East High Athletic Fund.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com

Bob’s family extends a word of thanks to the caring staffs of Green Bay Oncology, Odd Fellow’s and Rebekah Home Rehabilitation and Matt and Marie from Unity Hospice who made his last days more comfortable.


Funeral Home Service: Saturday Mar 31, 2018, 4:00 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Served by Proko-Wall Funeral Director: Carl Pauc

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