Robert R. Kraklow of Waukesha died on Saturday March 12, 2022, at the age of 88. He was born in Milwaukee, November 11, 1933, the son of Roy and Helen (nee: Majchrzak) Kraklow. He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and earned his master’s in education from UW-Milwaukee. From 1957 to 1959 he served in the United States Army. On April 8, 1961, he married the former Joanne Kaminski at St. Bernards Catholic Church in Middleton, WI. Robert was an educator in the Milwaukee Public Schools and finished his career as vice principal. He was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Waukesha and was currently a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He was also a member of the American Legion D.J. Martin Post #8.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 60 years, Joanne, and their children, Kenneth Kraklow, Thomas J (Donna) Kraklow DDS, Dr. William (Sandy) Kraklow, and Karolyn (Adam) Speckman. He is further survived by his grandchildren Emily, Robert, Evelyn, Helen, and Oliver Kraklow, Matthew (Genny) Speckman, Peter, Jack, and Catherine Speckman, great granddaughter Tressa Speckman. He will also be missed by his brother James (Janet) Kraklow, brother-in-law John (Sandy) Kaminski, other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday March 18, 2022, from 3:00 PM until the 5:00 PM funeral Mass at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 State Rd. 59 Waukesha, WI 53189. Graveside services will be held for the family only at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. If desired, memorials are appreciated to ARC, Association for Retarded Citizens.
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