Robert W. “Bob” Devaul
Robert “Bob” W Devaul passed away peacefully at home January 3, 2013 with Deanna (Dee Dee) S Devaul, his daughter and their two companion kitties at his side. Bob was born June 21, 1918 in Meriden, CT. In 1942 he married his true love Mildred (Mimi) Liebenow in Cummington, MA. Their marriage was a heartfelt one of sixty-sixty years.
Bob served his country proudly in the US Army which took him many places in Europe. After his honorable discharge, Bob continued his education and earned a Master’s degree in Geology at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. During Bob’s thirty-three years as a Geologist for the USGS he and his family traveled though out the United States and overseas to Santiago, Chile.
Upon returning to the States, Bob and his family were transferred to Madison, WI where he continued to work as a Geologist. Bob enjoyed his work, but his real passion were his family, friends and helping those in need. During the summer Bob enjoyed the Capitol City Band concerts. October he and Mimi would venture north to Door County for the Fall Festival. Bob enjoyed Sing-A-Longs and Friday night dinner and dancing with friends at the Elks Club. Bob also, enjoyed having breakfast with his USGS friends and coffee with his friends at Oakwood Village University Woods. Bob was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church where he enjoyed potlucks and men’s coffee get togethers. One of the latest highlights of Bob’s life was the Badger Honor Fight, a trip he and Dee Dee shared together to visit the memorials created to honor Veterans. Bob was a true Wisconsinite ~ he was a loyal Badger and Packer fan.
Bob is survived by Dee Dee and many loving family members. He was preceded in death by Mimi, beloved wife and Gregory “Greg” L Devaul, devoted son. Bob will be deeply be missed by all who knew him.
There will be a public memorial at Forest Hill Cemetery in the summer to celebrate his life full of Special memories. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to ~ the Capitol City Band, PO Box 258007, Madison, WI 53725-8007and Agrace Hospice Care, 5395 E Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711. If you would like to send Dee Dee a Special memory (story, photo, etc.) of Bob it would mean so much. She plans to make a book ~ Special Memories of Bob ~ to have displayed at his memorial.
A Special thank you to all of Bob’s Health Care Providers for their Caring professionalism which attributed to Bob’s quality of life ~ a Wonderful life.