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Robert "Squirrel" Roycraft

Robert "Squirrel" Roycraft

August 22, 2019

Robert Paul “Squirrel” Roycraft, 75, of Eau Claire, died Thursday, August 22, 2019, at his home with his family while under the care of Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice.

He was born May 28, 1944, to Paul and Mary Ellen (Kolpien) Roycraft in Chippewa Falls, WI.  The family later moved to Eau Claire.  Robert worked in his dad’s secondhand store, Pliam Linoleum and for 25 years for H.F. Radandt which became UEL.  He was a member of the Local 268 Laborers Union for over 40 years.  On April 6, 1982, Robert married Sheila Curry in Eau Claire.

Robert loved feeding the birds and squirrels.  Most of all, he loved riding his Harley, which he rode for over 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara & Jim Larson; niece, Lisa; and other nieces, nephews, and great nieces & nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Violet; mother-in-law, Bonnie Zillmer; and brother-in-law, Michael Curry.

A Celebration of Life for family & friends will be held from 1-5 p.m. at the VFW, 2900 W. Folsom St., Eau Claire, on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is serving the family. To express condolences online, please visit www.chippewavalleycremation.com.

Visitation

Celebration of Life for family & friends will be held from 1-5 p.m. at the VFW, 2900 W. Folsom St., Eau Claire, on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Florist Information

All flowers should be delivered to the VFW on Folsom St in Eau Claire by 12 p.m. on Sept. 21.

Condolences

  • Chad & Davee Scott Sheila and family,

    May you find peace in this time if sadness. Squirrel was certainly a character, and had many interesting stories to tell. He fought a long battle with his illness, and is finally able to be at peace. Chad said he remembers all the good times they had, and that you two were together for as long as he has been alive. 47 years. We hope you can find comfort in knowing he is now safe and no longer suffering. Please feel free to contact us at anytime. 715-491-4780. Take care and please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Love always,

    Chad and Davee Scott

    August 25 at 2:37am

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