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“Robert Cleworth was my choir director during my high school years and his leadership in directing the shows assisted me greatly in gaining confidence...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Merle Owens - Palatine, IL

“Jane, Deb and family of Robert Cleworth: my deepest sympathies go out to you. Bob was such a wonderful man as well you know. He always had a smile...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Shirley and Art Jung

“What a wonderful long life he enjoyed...One of my favorite teachers at LHS...Loved being in his choir and singing in Belle Cantos.He was a kind and...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Cathy Bliek-DeGraaf - Burlington, ON

“Barbara, John and Families, We are sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. His legacy is tremendous in this town because of his many years of...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Bill & Pam Jacoby - WI

“So sorry to read this....I'm so glad I was able to have coffee with Mr. Cleworth the last time I was in Wisconsin Rapids. A great singer, teacher,...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Kathleen Mergler - Delaware, OH


6 of 14 | Posted by: Henry Arnold - Rudolph, WI

“Dear Family! What a great man, teacher and mentor! Mr. C.is now enjoying Gods' sweet embrace in Heaven and singing with the angels. He will be ...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Peter and Mary Joling - WI

“So sorry for your loss! This man touched a lot of lives. His joy of music will surely live on. Rest in peace! ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Robin Werth - Wisconsin Rapids, WI

“Mr C. was my favorite teacher at Lincoln, I looked forward to Choir because of him. He was a wonderful teacher and a great friend. My thoughts and...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“I miss Bob's big booming laugh and his corny jokes. It was my pleasure to work with Bob at the Lowell Center. He directed our Silver Belles and...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Sally Flanagan - Wisconsin Rapids, WI

“Mr. Cleworth,May you walk with the Angels and enjoy eternity, you deserve it. A true Educator in every sense of the word. You were one of the bright...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Dan & Shawn Joling - Kronenwetter, WI

“Mr. Cleworth was the greatest influence on my high school years. Because of him I received a scholarship to the Madison Music clinic the summer of...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Chloe Manz - Brulle, WI

“Greatest influence on my high school years. I received my music scholarship to Madison Music clinic my junior year where I learned to conduct choirs....Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Chloe Manz (Schoechert) - Brule, WI

“What a Great teacher and Lifelong friend. Bob helped to bring my music to life both in school and with my enjoyment having his voice behind mine in...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Carmen Smallbrook - WI


Robert was born on October 16, 1925 and passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

Robert was a resident of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin at the time of passing.

He graduated from Central High School in Aberdeen, South Dakota in 1943.

After high school graduation, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served from 1943 to 1947.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 9, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Wisconsin Rapids. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at Ritchay Funeral Home and at church Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.

Memorials may be designated to the Wisconsin Rapids Adult Community Choir, the Barbershoppers organization, or St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church.

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