Posted: Thu 11:27 AM, Mar 21, 2013
Funeral Home: Helke
Robert “Bob” Franklin Trigg, 90 years old of Wausau. Loving Husband,
Father, Grandfather, Great- Grandfather & Great-Great-Grandfather, was
called home to be with his Lord and Savior March 18th, 2013. Bob was born
to the late Robert and Elta (Schafer) Trigg.
Bob joined the Navy to serve his country in 1942 and served in WWII very
proudly until 1946. He served on the AK 101 Lyra and the Shamrock Bay. Bob
then worked in the ship yard in Sturgeon Bay. He then went to work for
Hammer Blow when he returned to Wausau in 1953. He worked there until his
retirement in 1988, very rarely missing a day in 35 years.
In 1972, Bob was able to find an old girlfriend he had dated years earlier,
Berttie Lou, and found she was single, and the rest is history. Bob and
Berttie were married on Sept. 1st, 1973 in Wausau, WI. He found the love of
Bob loved to hunt and go fishing. Bob and Berttie would go trout fishing
together. Bob knew some of the best fishing spots in Central WI. Together
they loved gardening and would always put in a large garden, and they loved
to take long walks together. Berttie had five children so Bob had an
instant family and treated them as if they were his own. Bob had many
grandchildren and always had a joke for them, a trick to show them, or a
song to sing to them. In 2012, Bob was able to go on the Honor Flight to
Washington D.C. with his son David and his fellow WWII Veterans, Bob said
that it was one of the most memorable times he ever had, seeing all of the
memorials. Bob was with his family at his passing and told us all he was
ready to go be with his Lord. He knew he had a wonderful life with Berttie
and a family that loved him very much. Bob had a heart as big as the world.
We will miss him deeply. WE LOVE YOU BOB TRIGG.
Bob is survived by his wife, Berttie Lou (Wood) Trigg; five step-children,
Tommy (Lois Pickett) Farrar of Weston, James (Rita Russ) Farrar of Wausau,
Laurell Farrar of Weston, Tim (Linda Luedtke) Farrar of Rothschild, and
David (Sara) Farrar of Rothschild; 14 grandchildren, Jennifer of Dyer, IL,
Quinne Farrar of Wis. Rapids, Ariel and Lorelei Farrar of California, Chris
(Angel) Farrar of Schofield, Joe (Melissa Orkzesik) Farrar of Wausau, Tamie
(Steve) Younger of Wausau, Travis (Angie) Farrar of Mosinee, Andy Farrar of
Schofield, James (Diana)Farrar Jr. of New Jersey, Justin Farrar of Wausau,
Melissa (Josh) Farrar of New York, and Brandon and Wyatt Farrar of Wausau;
17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Richard; one
sister, Mary; and two grandchildren, Coni Jean Norton and William Tommy
A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 22, 2013, at
Christian Assembly, 400 Grand Ave., Wausau, with Dennis Romine, Pastor,
officiating. Family and friends may call beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the
time of service at the church. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery,
You may sign the family guestbook at www.helke.com.
Bobs message to Berttie: Side by side darling we just grew old, Silver
threads among the gold, Side by side 40 years or more, Still side by side
forevermore, just Silver threads among the gold, We just grew old.