Robert Lee Esqueda
March 29, 1935 - October 2, 2022
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Krause Funeral Home Brookfield
21600 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53072
Saturday 10/15, 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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Krause Funeral Home Brookfield
21600 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53072
Saturday 10/15, 3:00 pm

Went home to Heaven on October 2, 2022, with his loving wife Sharon by his side. Robert was born in Milwaukee on March 29, 1935 and attended South Division High School, where he wrestled to a state championship. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps with four of his classmates after high school. He was…

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Cynthia Hoppe left a message on October 15, 2022:
Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay . It is not a weakness nor a lack of faith ….it is the price of Love. Beautiful service today . GOD BLESS my sister Sharon , my family , Bob’s beautiful family and friends . Thank you to the funeral home and their church/staff for assisting . Cynthia and Family
Jim LaBarbera left a message on October 14, 2022:
Sharon, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved love Bob. I will always remember him as a kind man who was devoted to you! ❤️
Chip Hoppe left a message on October 14, 2022:
Sharon, the memories that stand out most in my mind are the times we all spent together at the time shares the past 5+ years watching endless amounts of sports, movies and wheel of fortune. How much he loved seeing the singing cowboy at the Princess and didn't want to miss a single performance, even though it was the same set of songs and stories every night. One memory that comes to mind was when Bob and I were in the back seat of your minivan when Willie Nelson's "You are always on my mind" came on the radio. He broke out into a big smile and told me that it reminded him of you and proceeded to sing along. You've got quite a special Angel watching over you. Love, Chip.
Nancy Freitag-Singer left a message on October 13, 2022:
Sharon I'm so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Be assured he will be watching and guiding you until you meet again. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry that I will not be able to make it to the services. God's Blessings on you and the family.🙏❤️ I will be in touch with you later.
Ben Hoppe left a message on October 13, 2022:
I am blessed to have known the amazing man known to me as Uncle Bob. Bob was a snowbird relative to my family and I in Phoenix and I always looked forward to seeing Sharon and Bob on a yearly basis growing up, being able to spend time with them, talk about school and sports and to be loved by them. Bob was such a kind, soft spoken gentleman who always loved to make you laugh. As a kid, he “trained” me to like him as an uncle by giving me $5 bills ever time he saw me. Safe to say it worked and I am blessed to have known him and to be loved by him. As I grew into my teen years I grew to love talking major league sports with him and have him occasionally ask if I had a girlfriend yet. I’ll truly miss the man he was but I will never forget his soft voice and his warm chuckle. Glad to know he’s free of his earthly body and i can’t wait to see him again in heaven above.♥️
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Chip Hoppe left a message on October 12, 2022:
To serve in the toughest branch of the military, particularly in Bob's era and to not only participate but excel in a sport as demanding as wrestling required a physical and mental toughness that very few possess. Many attributes come to mind and Bob had all these but Bob was so much more. He was kind, warm, caring and humble just to mention a few. I've never met a more descent man than Bob Esqueda and I feel very blessed that he'd become a part of my family. Bob treated everyone with respect and dignity. He often went out of his way to make conversation with those who most people frequently looked past, like the housekeepers and groundskeepers at the timeshares he and Sharon frequented over the years. Bob was genuine and very humble. He achieved so much in life yet you never heard him singing his own praises. That doesn't mean he wasn't proud to have served in the Marines or wrestled for a storied program like the Iowa State Cyclones. Those years helped form and define the man we've gotten to know and love. Whenever Bob and Sharon would come to Arizona, he always greeted me with a handshake and a little pat on the shoulder. He'd do the same whenever he'd left back to Wisconsin. I'm going to really miss that.
Tommy & Lori left a message on October 10, 2022:
Sharon, Cynthia , family and friends. Our sincere condolences. I am your sister’s Cynthia, best friend for many years. She always shared and talked About all the great times . You and Bob were in MANY of the great times. My wife and I (and our family) are sending prayers, peace and comfort .
Chuck Graziano left a message on October 10, 2022:
Sharon and family, I am sorry for your loss. Bob was a great guy and coach. He always fought for his wrestlers. Although he'd occassionally would yell at me, we could always have a laugh after the meet or tournament.
Tammie Steiner left a message on October 9, 2022:
Sharon and family, Emilie, Maddie and I are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We all have such great memories of him at church and at our home during our enchilada making lessons. He was a great man and he will be missed. With all our love, The Steiners
Deb Klemp left a message on October 8, 2022:
Sharon and family, Bob was a wonderful person who was very enthusiastic, and enjoyed life. May the knowledge that Bob is cradling in God's arms bring you comfort and peace.
Pat Lambo left a message on October 8, 2022:
Dear Esqueda Families Extending heartfelt condolences
Dane Meneou (Hoppe) left a message on October 7, 2022:
Your life is my inspiration Great Uncle Bob. Our joke “your something else “ will always be with me and I’ll continue it when I have children 🙏🏼❤️ (Autumn and I will miss you and you will always have a special place in our hearts )
Patrick Ortiz left a message on October 6, 2022:
In memory of Robert Lee Esqueda, Patrick Ortiz lit a candle
Melissa left a message on October 6, 2022:
Uncle Bob - You always were the life of the party. I will never forget the good times. I have a ton of memories of growing up and laughing about silly things with you. It was always so nice to see you and Aunt Sharon when you’d make your yearly trips out to Arizona, Spending time with you and eating Sharon’s delicious enchiladas! I love you and will never ever forget the good times! Until we meet again! Rest In Paradise my dear Uncle. 🙏🏻 Love Always ~ Your Niece Melissa
Raymond Bensema left a message on October 6, 2022:
I have known Bob for over 20 years. We watched countless hours of sports when he visited Arizona and at many Hoppe celebrations and Sharons wonderful Mexican dinners. Bob touched every family member and friend that had the privilege of meeting him. Bob always had us laughing. He will be missed by all but not forgotten. God Bless my friend.
Cynthia Hoppe left a message on October 6, 2022:
Brother n law , Bob you will be missed. I called him Roberto (nickname when I first met him) . I will never forget all the great times , the kindness and fun you brought to our family and I . Most of all making my sister Sharon happy . You 2 have shown there is true love . Prayers for his family and friends . I am looking forward to one day seeing your smile . Love you ! Cynthia
CRAIG & Heidi SCHROEDER left a message on October 6, 2022:
Hi Sharon, Heidi & I send our condolences to you and your family with the passing of Bob. I will always remember my time with Bob at Beautiful Savior and his support as an elder and on my ushering team. I enjoyed his humor and friendship. He is at home with our Lord! God Bless, Craig & Heidi
Bill & Jan Graf left a message on October 5, 2022:
Bob was the greatest wrestling coach that Brookfield Central H.S. ever had. He contributed much to our community due to his giving, caring spirit. We shall miss him. Blessings and prayers. Sharon and family, as you cope with your loss of Bob. May your memories of him fill your hearts with peace and comfort.
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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