Robert N. Fuller of Eagle River, Wis., passed away on Dec. 4, 2021.

He was 83 years old. Robert was born March 17, 1938, in New Haven, Conn., to Norman K. Fuller and Lily (née Lunde) Fuller. 

Bob spent his early years in the New England area before moving to Rome, Ga., where he attended Darlington School for Boys.

After earning a degree in physics at Georgia Institute of Technology in 1960, Bob began his professional career working under contract for the U.S. Army as a research physicist and chief systems analyst.

During this time, he resided in Barbados testing rockets. 

Bob’s career developed into computer programming, design, analysis and consulting including work for the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

While working in Chicago, he met and married the love of his life, Kathleen “Neen” Claussen.

In 1969, Bob and Kathleen moved to Sioux City, Iowa, where he worked for Iowa Beef.

There, they adopted their children, Laura Anne and Stephen Robert. 

The family moved to New Mexico in 1977, and enjoyed all that life in the Southwest had to offer.

Bob started his own business providing custom software for his clients.

In 1998, Bob and Neen retired to the beautiful Northwoods of Hazelhurst, Wis.

They enjoyed snowshoeing, skiing, biking, hiking and their beautiful home on Lee Lake.

They shared a close relationship with their grandchildren who lived nearby and celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary just prior to Kathleen’s passing in 2017. 

Bob was an exceptionally intelligent and talented man. His interest in physics and complex science continued well beyond retirement. 

He kept meticulous daily notes his entire life. Bob could figure out how to fix anything by researching and teaching himself, including woodworking, home repair, drawing, painting and many other talents. 

All of this continued until Alzheimer’s robbed him of these abilities. 

Bob was preceded in death by both parents and wife.

He is survived by his daughter, Laura (Matt) Kluetz; son, Stephen (Becky) Fuller; grandchildren, Steven (Jade) Lyons, Brie (Josh) Osborne, Anastasha “Annie” Fuller, Amelia Grace Fuller; three new step grandsons; and a great-grandchild, Sage Lyons. 

Bob’s family would like to thank the compassionate staff at Lake Shore Assisted Living in Lake Tomahawk, Wis., for the high-quality care he received during his residence there. 

A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. 

Arrangements by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River. Online condolences may be expressed at gaffney-busha.com.

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