Robert E. Lord

July 09, 1944 - December 04, 2022


Obituary For Robert E. Lord

Sun Prairie - Robert E. Lord, age 78, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2022. He was born on July 9, 1944, to Edwin M. Lord and Helen T. Kaul Lord, and was the sixth of their seven children. He was raised in Lone Rock, Wisconsin.

Bob served with the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1972, including three tours in Vietnam, and then served as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve for a number of years. In 1968 he married Rita Van Horn, and together they raised two daughters. Bob worked as a maintenance electrician at Beloit Corporation, Beloit Power Systems, Rayovac Corporation, and Scientific Protein Labs. He retired in 2006.

Bob leaves behind his wife, Rita; two daughters, Katherine (Paul) Tutcher and Michelle (Christian) Krueger; four grandchildren, Christopher (Molly) Tutcher, Rebecca (Joseph Hersh) Tutcher, Alexander Krueger and Zoe Krueger; one brother, Philip (Jeanne) Lord, and a multitude of nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings Richard, Joan, Frederick, Edwin and James. Family was the most important thing in the world to him.

In keeping with Bob’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date.

Should you wish to make a memorial contribution, please donate to a veteran’s organization of your choice.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2418 N. Sherman Ave. 608-249-8257

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  • 12/13/2022

    So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man

  • 12/12/2022

    Rita, Kathy and Michelle-Bob was such a good, kind man. I always enjoyed his sense of humor. Please know that I have been thinking of all of you. Ann McNally and Bob Bintzler

  • 12/10/2022

    Michelle and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. He was so always kind and friendly to us crazy friends of yours! Thoughts are with you all.

  • 12/08/2022

    One Great Guy. He was always there to give a hand, whenever help was needed.

  • 12/07/2022

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Bob was a kind man and really had a love for people. He had a very quick wit & always had a story or joke to tell. When my daughters were smaller he would entertain them before church or do something to make them giggle.

  • 12/06/2022

    Rita and family- We are so sorry for the loss of Bob. He was always such a kind man and a helping hand to our entire family, including to myself and my brother over the years as we grew up. I know my parents cherish the friendship you all had and the many memories made over the years. I am glad we had the chance to connect in April. We will miss his stories and his ability to make us laugh! Thinking of you and your family. Anika Johnson and Dustin Wells

  • 12/06/2022

    We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He will be so greatly missed. Lori Langer & Mark Albrecht

  • 12/06/2022

    RIP Bob you will be missed by my mom and all of us as we always enjoyed seeing you out walking and stopping at Mom's to give us kids a hard time. You can give everyone in heaven a hard time and tell your jokes. You were a great friend to my mom when you lived in Madison. Sending love, hugs and thoughts and prayers to your family.

  • 12/06/2022

    My uncle Bob, awesome unbelievable man love him like I love my father he was always there for us Rita gonna miss him dearly. Alan

  • 12/06/2022

    Rita My deepest sympathy for you and your family. Bob will be sadly missed by many in our Liberty community. Thoughts and prayers for all during this difficult time. Chaplain Kathy Collins

  • 12/06/2022

    Rita and family, We were very sad to hear of Bob's passing. Over the years, we enjoyed listening to all his stores including the ones at Rayovac. He always had a smile on his face. Glad we got to see him in April. Our prayers and sympathies to all. Amy Rader-Hullinger & Brian Hullinger

  • 12/06/2022

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • 12/06/2022

    As a member of the 5045th Reserve unit, I served with Bob. He is a wonderful and strong man who I will dearly miss! Caryl

  • 12/05/2022

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. A true salt of the earth gentleman!

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