Robert G. Leavitt, 81, 5320 Lincoln Ave., Plover, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, at River Pines Center.
Services were held Wednesday at the Boston Funeral Home with the Rev. Diego Orsini officiating. Burial was in the Plover Cemetery.
Visitation was held at the Boston Funeral Home.
Mr. Leavitt was born Sept. 7, 1917, in the town of Oasis in Waushara County, a son of the late Lewis and Ethel (Sherman) Leavitt. He attended rural schools and farmed with his father in the Plainfield area.
He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps on Feb. 23, 1942, at Fort Sheridan, Ill., and was discharged as a corporal on Oct. 8, 1945, at Fort McCoy. He was awarded the meritorious service unit award, Good Conduct Medal and the European, African, Middle Eastern Theater and American Theater service medals.
After his return from service he worked in Madison and Chicago before moving to Bancroft, serving as a Portage County Sheriff’s Department deputy for a time.
On Sept. 24, 1955, he was married to Fern Newby Potter at Plover United Methodist Church.
The couple settled in Plover and Mr. Leavitt worked at the Nekoosa-Port Edwards Paper Mill until his retirement in 1981.
Mr. Leavitt was a member of the Plover United Methodist Church and Plover Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member and past commander of the Bancroft American Legion.
Survivors include his wife; five sons, Leonard (Rachael) Potter, Plover, Allan (Vicki) Potter, Stevens Point, Richard (Barbara) Potter, Sheboygan, Robert (Fran) Leavitt, Wisconsin Rapids, and Gregory (Tammy) Leavitt, Detroit; two sisters, Erma (Daniel) Hutkowski, Bancroft, and Amy (Delbert) Ostrander, Kellner; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.