Obituary: Robert Leland Pence

March 18, 1937 – March 24, 2021

Robert Leland Pence died peacefully in San Juan Capistrano, California. He was born in Milwaukee.

When he was a child, his family relocated to Door County, where he spent his youth. As a young man, Robert returned to Milwaukee to devote his energy and passion to becoming a painter.

In 1980, he returned to Door County and opened his first gallery in Ephraim. After several years, they relocated to Egg Harbor, where he ran a very successful gallery for 20 years.

In 2002, a life change was needed, which resulted in a move to Southern California.

Robert was an incredibly talented artist who captured the beauty of the waters, forest, wildlife and farms of his beloved Door County. He was energetic, colorful and flamboyant; a true Renaissance man; a gifted writer, master gardener, cook and rabid Packer backer; and a free spirit who was always there to lend a hand.

Survived by his wife, Bonnie, of 65 years; sons, Dustin and Robin; and devoted Sister, Margie Barrett.