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Robert G. Kerr, 82, of Elk Mound, WI (formally of Onalaska, WI) passed away at home on Thursday, September 5th surrounded by his wife and friends.

He was born on November 12, 1930 in La Crosse, WI to Virginia Kerr, then later adopted by his grandparents, John and Ann Kerr.  He graduated from High School in La Crosse and later attended Engineering School in Milwaukee. After his studies he returned to La Crosse, working at Leithold Music, Danny’s Music and Dahlberg’s Music repairing organs. On June 22, 1963 he married Patricia A. Timm in Elk Mound.  With his work experience and Pat’s support, he established Kerr’s Organ Service where he worked until his retirement in 2011.

Bob and Pat traveled back and forth from their home in Onalaska to the farm in Elk Mound for many years.  He was happiest when he was outdoors, in the summer cutting grass and in the winter cutting wood.  He also had a special place in his heart for his dogs. Bob took special interest in decorating the farm place for each holiday season with a beautiful light display. He also enjoyed going to the Altoona Family Restaurant, especially for fish on Friday nights.

Bob is survived by his wife and best friend of 50 years, Patricia; sisters Beth (Donald) Tischer of Franklin and Joanne (Robert) Mayer of La Crescent; many friends, and other special friends; Dewey (Sandy) Brunner, David (Lynn) Dummer, David C. (Stacy) and Chloe Dummer, Daren (Jamie) Dummer and girls, Marion Dummer, Andy (Maureen) Suess, Dale (Jackie) Hayden, all of Elk Mound.

He was preceded in death by his mother and brother Gary.

Funeral services will take place at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 105 S. Holly Avenue, Elk Mound, WI.  Pastor Margaret DeMaris will officiate. Visitation will take place Tuesday evening from 4-7:00 pm at Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 and at the church Wednesday morning an hour prior to the service.  Burial will immediately follow the service in the Evergreen Cemetery in Elk Mound.

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Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.