Kenneth Robert 'Bob' Flaa
June 29, 2023
WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Kenneth Robert "Bob" Flaa, age 87, went to be with his Lord on June 18, 2023, while receiving care at Aurora Medical Center in West Allis.
Bob was born to the late Peter and Agnes (Erickson) Flaa on May 7, 1936, in Ironwood, Michigan, and grew up in Bessemer, Michigan. He graduated from A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer in 1954. He went on to learn the trade of an electrician. On June 18, 1960, he married Luetta Paynter who also resided in Bessemer. They went on to have a family of five children.
In 1961, Bob's division in the U.S. Army National Guard was called up for a one-year tour of service in the state of Washington during the Berlin Crisis. After his tour was completed, he returned to Kenosha, where he worked for American Motors-Chrysler until his retirement. After his retirement, Bob and Luetta moved back to the U.P. and enjoyed a great retirement in "Yooper" territory. In 2022, Bob and Luetta moved to the greater Milwaukee area to be closer to their children.
Over his lifetime, Bob was active in his church, was a great woodworker, a clock maker, a "Mr. Fix-it" and loved to fish, hunt and boat. He was a proud Grandpa and Great Papa to 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years, Luetta; his children, Luanne DeWitt, Kevin (Kristine), Paul (Lori), Mark (Julie) and Michael (Julie); his grandchildren, Valerie (Dan), Michelle (Aaron), Joshua (Alexandra), Katie (Jonathan), Kenny (Brooke), Kaitlyn, Megan, Keith (Brittani), Krista, Tyler and Derek; 12 great-grandchildren; his sisters-in-law, Kathy Flaa, Kathy Paynter, Ruth Ruff and Sue Paynter; his brothers-in-law, Fred Lintelmann, Dave Paynter and Dave Ruff; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Joanne Lintelmann; his brother, Del Flaa; his brothers-in-law, James Paynter and Ron Paynter; his son-in-law, Daniel DeWitt; and his grandson, Kyle Flaa.
A private memorial service will be held at a future date.
Memorials may be made in memory of Bob to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 367, Bergland, MI 49910.