Robert J. Wildenborg

03/28/1934 — 08/23/2001

From Richland, WA, US | Born in S. Cloud, MN

Robert J. Wildenborg

Robert J. Wildenborg, 67, of Richland, died Thursday, August 23, 2001, in his home.  He was born March 28, 1934, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, the son of William H. and Catherine M. Hennemann Wildenborg.
He attended Columbia High School prior to his enlistment with the Marine Corps in 1952.  He served in Japan and Laos and later trained in Washington, D.C. as an Embassy Guard and was assigned to Bangkok, Thailand Embassy where he met his wife, Mary Ann Mihalek.  He returned to Richland in 1962 where he began working for Rockwell-Hanford until his retirement in 1995.  He was a member of HAMTAC and HRA.
He was a member of Christ the King Church in Richland.
He enjoyed bowling, working outdoors with his roses and playing with his grandchildren.
Robert is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Mihalek Wildenborg; 4 children, Eric, Judy and Brian Wildenborg and Carla Johnstone; 3 grandchildren, Tyler and Rebecca Johnstone and Melinda Ann Wildenborg; 1 brother, Ben Wildenborg; 3 sisters, Ruth Brodaczynski, Kit Marshall and Susan Stafford; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a son, Mark, who died at birth and a sister, Rose Peters.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 Sunday at Einan’s Funeral Home, 915 By-pass Highway, Richland.
There will be a graveside service in Sunset Memorial Gardens Monday, August 27, 2001, at 2:00 p.m.

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  • I know you have already rolled your first 300 game at the Big Bowling Alley in the Sky. You will be missed, but I have oodles of fond memories from work and bowling league to tide me over until we can be on a team again.

    Chuck Lollis, Jr.
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • John & I worked with Bob at Hanford. So sorry for your loss.

    John & Linda Foreman
    November 4, 2014
    Goldendale, WA, US
  • Jerry worked with Bob and Sally knew him through that and the fact the kids grew up together. We are so sorry for your loss and will miss seeing his smiling face.

    Sally & Jerry Grosclaude
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I miss you so much Dad, I know you are looking down every day and checking on us. You are in every decision I make, I can hear you advice and guidance. Thank you for showing me how to be a man.

    Brian Scott Wildenborg
    September 21, 2018
  • Our deepest sympathy, although we only knew Bob for 2 years, it seems a lot longer. He was a joy to be around and we will miss him.

    God bless.

    Robert and Vicky Gates
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US