For 17 years, Robert J. Kather of Grafton made ice cream for Verifine Dairy in Sheboygan. He then changed careers and became a security guard for medical complexes in Madison and Reno, Nev.
Mr. Kather, 73, died Thursday, Dec. 16, at home.
He was born Oct. 27, 1937, in Sheboygan, the son of Wilber and Dorothy Voetsch Kather.
After graduating from Sheboygan Central High School, Mr. Kather enlisted in the U.S. Marines, serving from 1956 to 1958.
On Oct. 25, 1958, he married Carol Scholz of Sheboygan at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sheboygan.
In addition to working at Verifine Dairy, Mr. Kather was a security guard at the Mendota Mental Health Facility in Madison for eight years.
He and his wife moved to Reno, Nev., where he was a security guard at St. Maryâ€™s Regional Medical Center for eight years.
The couple lived in Reno for 11 years before moving to the Berkshire Senior Community in Grafton 10 years ago.
Mr. Kather enjoyed watching sports and socializing, his wife Carol said. When he was younger, he enjoyed bowling, golfing and other sports.
He took pride in his family and loved visiting with his grandchildren, his wife said.
Mr. Kather is survived by his wife Carol of Grafton, daughter Laura (Jim) Graefe of Cedarburg, son Pete (Tiffany) of Shorewood and grandchildren Hannah, Madeline and Isabella Graefe and Joshua Kather.
He is also survived by his brother John (Lynette) of Sheboygan.