THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Robert "Plumbob" Beaumia, 83, Oconto Falls, died Tuesday Sept. 10, at home, surrounded by his family.
Born June 26, 1930 in Oconto Falls to Clarence and Anna (Young) Beaumia, he attended St. Anthony Catholic Grade School. As a young man, he served in the United States Army as an MP during the Korean War and following his honorable discharge, he worked at numerous other jobs including 4-Wheel Drive in Clintonville for nine years.
On April 23, 1972, he married Shirley (Tappa) Lisowe after Sunday Mass at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls. He was employed as a journeyman plumber by United Plumbing and Heating in Oconto Falls until his retirement. A member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls and the Erik-Sankey American Legion Post #302, he enjoyed hunting and trap shooting with his family and friends.
Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Shirley Beaumia, Oconto Falls; six children, Tim (Jean) Lisowe, Sue Lisowe, Mary McDermid, all of Oconto Falls, Kathy (Dale) Klosterman of Gillett, John Lisowe of Green Bay and Dave (Becky) Beaumia of Luxemburg; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother; three sisters and two sisters-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Mike McDermid; a brother; a sister and other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls and continued after 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial followed at 10:30 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Fr. Joel Sember officiating. Burial, with military honors, followed in the church cemetery.