In Memory of Robert "Pee Wee" Sundby

Visitation

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday February 1, 2020
Old Ptaceks Event Center
1449 Orrin Road
Prescott WI, 54021

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm
Saturday February 1, 2020
Old Ptaceks Event Center
1449 Orrin Road
Prescott WI, 54021

Final Tribute Page from Prescott Fire Dept.

4:00 pm
Saturday February 1, 2020
Old Ptaceks Event Center
1449 Orrin Road
Prescott WI, 54021

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Robert Sundby
 “Pee Wee”

On the evening of Friday, January 24th heaven gained one of the most dedicated Green Bay Packer fans of all time!

Robert Roy Sundby, also known as “Pee Wee”, was born on August 27th, 1941. He was called Pee Wee by his friends and family most of his life. In fact, many have commented they knew him as Pee Wee for years before they actually discovered his real name.

Pee Wee graduated from Prescott High School in 1959, was a lifelong resident of Prescott, and enjoyed growing up and living on the St. Croix River. After high school he worked for the City of Prescott in the Utility Department. In 1965 he started working for the Prescott Lumber Company and remained employed until it closed in 1987. He then worked for United Building Center (UBC) in Hastings, MN until he retired at the age of 65. He was a volunteer Fire Fighter for the City of Prescott for 24 years. Throughout his life he enjoyed a variety of different hobbies including playing softball, hunting in Grantsburg, WI, yardwork, going out to breakfast with “the boys”, and of course never missed a Packer game!

He is survived by one daughter Cindy (Larry) Leonard of Eau Claire, WI; grandchildren, Sophie and Beckham; one brother Charles (Joyce) Sundby of Prescott; two nieces, Kathy (Bob) Kippley of Eagan, MN and Lynn Wolf of Fitchburg, MA; one nephew, Nick Sundby of Hastings, and numerous extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, Whilmae (nee Tronnier) and Charles A. Sundby; and an infant brother.

Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, February 1st from 1:00-3:00pm at the Old Ptaceks Event Center in Prescott, followed by a celebration of life at 3:00pm, and a final tribute page by the Prescott Fire Department at 4:00. A private family burial is scheduled for a later date. As Pee Wee’s friends and family know, he was a quiet, simple man with few material needs. He would be honored to see everyone celebrate his life by wearing their favorite Packer or sports team attire to his visitation. (Yes, even those Vikings jerseys are welcome.) In lieu of flowers or cash, a donation to the Prescott Fire Department is suggested.

Pee Wee loved his hometown and his community. If you have a story or favorite memory of Pee Wee, you are invited to share it at his celebration of life. Although the season is over for the Packers, there’s always next season. In Pee Wee’s honor, “Go Pack, go!”.

Services entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Prescott, WI. 715-262-5404

Robert "Pee Wee"'s Tribute Wall

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  • PeeWee was one of the first individuals I got to know after moving to Lake St., loved to BS with him, always a gentleman, with a twinkle in his eye, I will miss not seeing and talking with him.

  • Wow! This one’s a real shock! I grew up with PeeWee between the ball diamonds and Frog pond. Played baseball, football, basketball and ran track with him. PeeWee had an arm like Geno Lessman. We enjoyed the bombast of the Class of 59’s student delinquents and rebels. I think he liked the Dodgers when we were kids. Did he switch to the Brewers? He was a terrific Packers Fan and an All Pro, fun-loving nice guy.
    Rest In Peace PeeWee and do what you can to get us 2 DEs, 2 MLBs, another wideout and TE!
    Say hi to Dick Mercord!

  • One of my favorite childhood memories is of PeeWee tightening our ice skates at the warming shack at the ice rink. He was always so nice to all the kids. I also remember him as a pitcher on the high school baseball team and as a guard for the basketball team. He was a great athlete for PHS. Thanks for the memories, PeeWee.

  • We are so sorry to hear of this sad news. He will be missed at our Fri. breakfast with the guys. His smile and his knowledge of sports and historical facts will also be greatly missed. Extending our sincere sympathy to all family.

  • Always enjoyed Pee Wee’s presence at the American Legion Chicken Frys. He was such a great person! Rest in Peace Buddy!

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. He will be missed. We wish we could be with you for the celebration of life,however we are currently living in Florida. Our sympathy .