Robert H. Little

PORTAGE  --  Robert H. Little, age 92, of Portage, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

Robert was born on May 29, 1921 in Portage, the son of Henry W. and Lydia (Schnabel) Little.  He had been an electrician at Leeg and Thuss Electric in Portage for over 40 years, and volunteered at Divine Savior Hospital and Divine Savior Nursing Home for over 25 years.  Bob enjoyed woodworking, tinkering around in his shop, and collecting wildlife prints.  He enjoyed visiting family and friends.  Bob was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his brother, Benjamin (Doris M.) Little, Portage;  his nieces and nephew, Judy Moore, Minnesota, Bill (Judy) Little, Utah, Jackie (Mike) Valinoti, Georgia, John Brandley, Lake Geneva, Lela Schaefer, Texas, and Cheryl (Jon) Wenker, Wisconsin Dells;  other relatives and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, William, his sister, Helen, a niece, Jane Brandley, and his niece’s husband, Gerald Schaefer.

A celebration of life will be announced and held at a later date.  Inurnment will be in Silver Lake Cemetery.  The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.

Special thanks to Dr. Gregory, the staff at Divine Savior Healthcare and St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.  Thanks also to the maintenance staff at Divine Savior Healthcare, where Bob did his volunteer work.



For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)