Robert M. Packard, 56, of rural Augusta, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.
Robert Michael Packard, son of Robert and Georgia (Scott) Packard was born June 11, 1962 in Park Falls, Wisconsin. He was raised in many areas all over the United States and graduated from Lufkin, Texas.
On April 24, 1981, Robert entered the United States Air Force and was stationed overseas in Germany and Iraq. He served during Desert Storm before his honorable discharge on Oct. 11, 1994. Following his discharge he returned to Wisconsin and attained an associate degree in real estate and after he received his license he worked as a realtor for Century 21.
After many years together, Robert was united in marriage to Lois Anne Anderson on July 11, 2013 in Wausau. The couple lived in Edgar before moving to rural Augusta in 2014. Over the years in addition to raising their children, they were foster parents to many additional children.
While in Augusta, Robert enjoyed the friendships he made through his memberships with the Augusta V.F.W. and American Legion.
Robert will be dearly missed by his loving wife Lois; children Matthew and Aja Dettmann of Racine, Jasmine Dettmann of Wausau, Renee and Scott Kleinhans of Eau Claire, Karen Bohn of Eau Claire, Ashley Packard of New York and Robby Packard with the U.S. Army; 5 grandchildren, Parker and Kinsley Dettmann, Eli and Joey Dettmann, Cameron Kleinhans; sister, Dawn and Mike Domine of Arizona; step father Rick (Judy) Cramer of Arizona; adopted daughter Ariel Ippolito of Wausau; and dear friends, Ken Piel, Teresa Steinke, Pat Moore and Carol Peuse, all of Augusta. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Georgia.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Augusta, with Pastor Craig Lindgren officiating. Friends may call 2 hours prior to services at the church on Saturday. In honor of his dedication and service to his country in the United States Air Force, full military honors will be provided by the Augusta area veterans at the church.
The family is assisted by the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com.