Robert E. Little
Robert E. Little, 92, Pulaski, passed away peacefully with his family at his side Thursday, March 16, 2017. The son of John and Louise (Codere) Little was born February 19, 1925, in Rudolph. Bob grew up and enjoyed working on the family farm.
On April 3, 1948, he married Marjorie “Marge” Van Ert at St. Phillip Church in Rudolph, where they owned and operated a restaurant before moving to Green Bay, and then to Pulaski in 1958. Bob and Marge owned Little’s Restaurant in downtown Pulaski. The couple often opened up their home to foster children and foreign exchange students. Bob drove bus for the Pulaski Community School District for several years, and later delivered boats for Carver Yacht. He logged over four million miles, and drove through every continental U.S. state and, also, throughout Canada.
Bob was a member of SS. Edward and Isidore Parish in Flintville for many years and had been a proud member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Bona Council #4439, Pulaski, for over 25 years. He enjoyed fishing and gardening, and doing hands-on work around the house. He was an avid Packers and Brewers fan. He also enjoyed watching westerns, as evidenced by the television being tuned to the Encore Western Channel all day long. He was also a fan of Walker, Texas Ranger. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons and one daughter: Dean (Katy) Little, Wausau, Kathryn “Trink” Little, Pulaski, Kurt (Bobbet) Little, Neenah, and Eric (Jodi) Little, Indialantic, FL; a daughter-in-law: Beverly Little, Pulaski; one foster daughter: Carla Babiarz, Madison; 14 grandchildren: Robert and Rebecca, Sara and Elizabeth, Ryan, Erin, and Andrea, Douglas, Joshua, Alexander, Jacob and Samantha, Gabrielle and Claudia, and two other precious “grandchildren”: Danielle and Everette Berchmans; his great-grandchildren: Nekita and Ian, Tatum, James and Jordan, Olin, and Maliah; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie, on June 24, 2010; one son: Rolland Little, in 2006; five siblings: Violet (Willy) Hamel, Marge (Paul) Hill, John (Flo) Little, Arlene (Leonard) Jackson, and Jane (Dave) Miller.
The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 20th at SS. Edward & Isidore Church in Flintville, Fr. David Hoffman presiding.