Robert G. Gardow, July 5, 1935 - August 20, 2020

Robert G. Gardow
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Robert “Bob” G. Gardow, age 85, of Eau Claire passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

He was born on July 5, 1935 to Herman and Delsie (Rohlfs) Gardow in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Robert graduated from Eau Claire Senior High in 1953. Shortly after graduating, Robert joined the National Guard, serving in the 32​nd Red Arrow Division. He married Clarice (Ness) on September 10, 1955 in Modena, Wisconsin. Bob worked at Land O’ Lakes and ​as a custodian, ​ at the Eau Claire Board of Education.

Bob was a long-time member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd where he served as usher, head usher, on church council and played dart ball. He enjoyed the outdoors whether fishing or hunting with his kids and grandkids or years of playing softball with his boys. He also enjoyed bowling for many years. He served as Union Steward at Land ‘O’ Lakes. Above all, dad cherished his family who always brought a special light to his eyes and a smile that shined ear to ear.

He is survived by his wife of almost 65 years, Clarice; his 3 sons, Steven, Jeffrey and Mark, all of Eau Claire; his daughter, Julie (Scott) Revoir of ​Lake Elmo, ​Minnesota; grandchildren, Jennifer (Dain) Heyrman, Kristal Nayes, Rebecca (Chris) Sopiarz, Josh (Michelle) Gardow, Tracy (Matt) Szypura, Brady (Olivia Schneider- fiancée) Gardow, Jacob and Emma Revoir; 11 great-grandchildren, Darius, Jordy, Lydia, Nora, Veda, Eli, Mason, Logan, Cole, Parker, and Peyton; his brothers, Darrell (Pat) and Loyde (Evelyn), both of Eau Claire; sisters, Lillian House of Menomonie and Shirley (Ed) Mahlum of Mondovi; his siblings-in-law, Mavis Gardow of Eau Claire, Chuck Lacey of Colorado, Lavonne (Mike) Brott of Eleva, and Daniel (Linda) Ness of Osseo; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Duane (Marge), Lamoine (Lois), George and Lyle; his sisters, Muriel ​(Al) ​Amundson and Jeanine Lacey; his brother-in-law, Malvin House; and great-grandchildren, who were born into Heaven.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Mayo Health Systems Critical Care Unit or Dove Healthcare – West Eau Claire.

Visitation will take place on Friday, August 28, 2020 at Hulke Family Funeral Home from 4-7 pm. Graveside service will take place at 1 pm on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire.

According to the restrictions and guidelines in place for the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are required while attending the visitation and graveside service along with practicing social distancing.

The family would like to thank the staff at Dove Healthcare- West Eau Claire and the doctors and nurses in the Critical Care Unit at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Eau Claire. ​ A special thank you to Abby, his nurse, who stayed by his side and held his hand to the end.

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Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.


  1. Paula Lacey August 28, 2020

    My dear Uncle Bob, he will be dearly missed. I so wish that I could be with all of my Gardow family during this sad time. I pray you will find comfort in God's presence and promises. Love you all so much.

  2. Tamara (Johnson) Dahlman August 27, 2020

    So sorry for your loss. I wish mom and I could be at the service. You are in our thoughts and we pray for Gods angels to surround you all at this time.

  3. Barb Barkley-Ellingson August 26, 2020

    I remember Bob as always having a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. I am sure you will miss him terribly. I was blessed to have known him. You will be in my prayers!

  4. Margaret Kinderman August 26, 2020

    Sincere sympathy Clarice.


  5. Ann and Jeff Klawiter August 26, 2020

    Clarice and family,

    We were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to all of you.

  6. Jim Abens August 26, 2020

    Sorry about Bob's passing. Without Bob Gardow's family, I wouldn't have had much of a Chiropractic practice. Blessings on you all. Jim Abens

  7. Greg A Gardow August 25, 2020

    RIP Uncle Bob.
    Prayers and Condolences to my Family.

  8. Betty Jane Synstad (Patrie) August 24, 2020

    My sincere condolence at your loss. My thoughts and
    prayer are with you at this time.
    Your friend, Betty Jane.

  9. Barb Andres August 22, 2020

    We love our Uncle Bob and know he is with Grandma and Grandpa Gardow, brothers Duane, LaMoine, Lyle, George and sisters Muriel and Jeanine. They are all watching over us together ❤️❤️ Our heartfelt sympathies to Aunt Clarice, cousins Steve, Jeff, Mark, Julie, Scott and all the grandkids and great grandkids. We love you all and wish we could be there to give you big hugs ❤️❤️ Love, your Gardow family (Jeanine’s) from Colorado - Chuck, Paula, Barb and Lee