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In Memory of Robert Mercord

Gathering of family and friends

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday December 16, 2021
Old Ptaceks Event Center
1449 Orrin Road
Prescott WI, 54021

Mass of Christian Burial

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Friday December 17, 2021
St. Joseph Catholic Parish
269 S. Dakota Street
Prescott WI, 54021

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Robert F Mercord  age 84,  lifelong resident of Prescott, WI took his last car ride on Friday, December 10th; at home, with his loving family by his side. Bob was the second child of 7 born to Clinton F and Mildred (Cernohous) Mercord on July 19th, 1937. Surviving siblings are Joan Baker, John Mercord, Fred Mercord and Kay Reinhardt. Bob graduated from Prescott High School in 1955 and it was in high school that he met the love of his life, Alice Faye Armbruster. Alice and Bob were high school sweethearts and were joined in Holy Matrimony at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Prescott on April 23rd, 1960. From this union Bob and Alice were blessed with five children Tracy (Joe) Franek, Andrea (Todd) Kullmann, Michele (Duword) Kurrelmeyer, Robert (Sheryl) Mercord and Jason Mercord (Sara Schoenrock). Their five children would further bless them with 16 grandchildren; Valerie, Joey and Zachary Franek, Jordan, Brianna, Alyce and Noah Kullmann, Kaitlyn, Kyle and Kali Kurrelmeyer, Justine, Bryce and Seth Mercord and Carson, Corbyn and Chancellor Mercord. As the family grew and grandchildren married Alice and Bob were blessed with 10 great grandchildren; Londyn, Jo Jo, Parker, Austyn, Wilson, Clare, Paige, June, Finnegan and Hendrix. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ronald and Richard and grandson Seth. Faith, Family and Friends were everything to Bob and he lived everyday this way. Strangers were just friends you hadn’t met yet. Whether it was while Bob was working at the Prescott Library or just bumping into him on the street, every child he came in contact with got a nod, wave, peek a boo or some form of acknowledgment. Bob just knew how to make everyone feel special. Bob always enjoyed a good road trip or car ride. When the pandemic hit the car rides were daily as a way to stay sane; Bob and Alice would get in the car, turn on the radio to Willie’s Roadhouse. Drives were all over Pierce and St Croix County; if you heard a double honk outside your home it was Bob driving by saying “hello”.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Prescott at 2:00pm Friday, December 17th, 2021 with Father Jerry Harris officiating. Out of concern, the family is concerned with the spread of Covid and that masks are not required, but welcomed. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 16th from 4-7:00 pm at Ptacek’s Event Center with a prayer service by Reverend Gerald T Rynda (deacon). Burial will be at St Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Prescott. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at River Falls Area Hospital and St Croix Hospice. Arrangements are entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Prescott.


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  • Janet (Yunya) and I send our condolences to Alice (my classmate) and the rest of the family. We were blessed to enjoy a short visit to Wis and with a few of the class members and their spouses at the Valley Tavern in Big River in October this year. God bless you all and may Bob rest in peace.

  • Bob was always a friendly connection at the library and so special with children. He will be missed!

    Mary St. John

  • So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing, I have many good childhood memories of the hill, our family was blessed to have you all as neighbors. My sincere sympathy to you Alice and all of the family. I will not be able to make the services, but I will miss seeing all of you, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, God Blessed, Susan Jansa

  • He will be so greatly missed by everyone, especially in our neighborhood where his cheerful greetings made every day more bright! His gentle kindness and obvious affection for all the kids he met are beyond words. What a wonderful man, and how blessed we were to have him in our community!

  • The Kowalkowski family wishes to express their deep sympathy for
    Cousin Alice and her entire family. We got to know Bob in recent
    years when they would visit Ed and me in Florida. I will miss his
    sense of humor and meaningful e-mails.
    God bless you, Bob, in your new home, as well as all those who
    are left behind without you.
    Love, Carol (Deiss} Kowalkowski & Family