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I worked with Rob when I was at Kimberly-Clark between 1980 and 1985. I still remember the kind hospitality Joyce and Rob provided me when I first moved to Appleton (121 Durkee) from Los Angeles. I learned a great about marketing research from Rob.

I was trying to re-connect with Rob when I say this notice. I am sorry I was too late.

John, your father had a great positve impact on a number of lives, including my own.

Rod Brown
rodbrown4@gmail.com


Posted by: Roderick Brown - Nashville, TN - Former Co-Worker   Jul 16, 2012

I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of Rob. He was a very influential person in my life. As a friend of John, I was frequently the recipient of Rob's kindness. I'll always treasure the sincere friendship, love and generosity he showed me. His enthusiasm for life has always amazed me and continues to inspire me to look at life from a new perspective. Rob had such a delightful sense of humor and was quick to extend a

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Posted by: Byron Eddy - St. Paul, MN   Jul 17, 2009

I am very sorry to hear of Rob's passing and send my family's prayers and condolences. I learned of his passing while on vacation and was unable to attend the memorial.Rob and I worked together in Family Care on competitive intelligence related projects for which he had a passion. We would often discuss competitive strategy. He always had stories to share about his son and words of advice to this new Mom at the time.Rob will be missed. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with Rob and his family.


Posted by: Peggy Ward - Appleton, WI   Jul 10, 2009

Extending my sympathy to Rob's family. I heard of Rob's passing on vacation so was unable to attend the visitation. Wanted to express to you what a great man Rob was as a co-worker and a friend.Rob was a professional role model and teacher for many at Kimberly-Clark. We shared many exciting projects together where you could see his passion for his work as he searched for truth and knowledge. His influence was already missed at K-C.As we spoke of

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Posted by: Dawn Houghton - Appleton, WI   Jul 09, 2009

It was a pleasure to work with Rob on projects at KC and to work out at the exercise facility. It is a very sad time for all who were fortunate to share the journey with him. Deepest sympathies to his loving family.


Posted by: Stephen Samu - neenah, WI   Jul 02, 2009

Joyce and John we are very sorry to hear of Rob's passing. We always enjoyed our time together whether it was in Appleton or Four Mile Lake. We always wished that it was more frequent.He always loved his time at the lake.We are unable to make the memorial due to baby sitting after our fourth grandson arrived this week.Please contact us when you come to the lake and feel free to ask for any help that we can provide. Lee & Trudy


Posted by: Lee & Trudy Klauk - Three Lakes, WI   Jul 01, 2009

Rob’s vitality and love of life was infectious, making us feel the high point of his time at Four Mile Lake was us. That’s the kind of guy he was. I’m sure everyone Rob encountered felt the same way. The high point of his day was them. Of course this resulted in time spent with Rob being the high point of our days.Rob was also a giver -- and not just half way, but a whole- hearted, give it everything

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Posted by: Don and Karen - Petersburg, AK   Jul 01, 2009

I am very sorry to hear of Rob's passing. I worked with him for several years and could always count on him for his learned perspectives. He was a valued professional resource at K-C and a friend to many. My condolences for your loss.


Posted by: Tim McFarland - Neenah, WI   Jul 01, 2009

Joyce and John,Please accept my sympathies for your loss of Rob. I am very sorry that I will not be able to attend his funeral and show my respects in person.Please see my letter I sent to what I hope is your joint email address.Regards,Jeff


Posted by: Jeff Drake - Shanghai   Jul 01, 2009

I want to extend my condolences to your family. Rob was my sister's (Emily Wilson) supervisor at K-C up until the time of her death in 1997. I was grateful to him for his kindness and understanding back then. I'm sure you'll miss him dearly. May he rest in peace.


Posted by: Stephanie Wilson - Oshkosh, WI   Jun 30, 2009