Obituary: Robert Stanley Samuelson

March 6, 1940 – June 2, 2019

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Robert Stanley Samuelson, 79, of Puryear, Tennessee, and formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tennessee.

He was born in Sturgeon Bay, son of the late Stanley Gordon and Grace Dorothy (Keith) Samuelson and was raised at Samuelson’s in Sturgeon Bay. After graduating from high school, Bob enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served in the Vietnam War. He retired from the Coast Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 in 1980, after honorably serving his country for 34 years.

Bob was united in marriage with Annie-Laurie Thomas on November 26, 1958, at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church. The two were blessed with 60 years of marriage. Bob was a busy, active and nice man who will be missed by many.

Bob’s memory lives on in the hearts of his loving wife, Annie-Laurie; daughter, Julie-Ann Samuelson; grandsons, Robert C. (Jennifer) Samuelson, Knowles (Maegan) Samuelson, Thomas (Samantha) Curlings, and Austin (Emily) Curlings; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Barrette; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Grace Samuelson; brother, Keith Samuelson; sister, Mary Elonich; brothers-in-law, Gilbert Barrette and Francis Thomas; and sisters-in-law, Martha Bergmeier and Charolette Grosskrueger.

Bob’s life will be honored with a funeral service on Friday, June 14, 1 pm, at the Shiloh Moravian Church. Military honors will follow the funeral service. He will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the church, 12-1 pm.

Huehns Funeral Home has been entrusted with caring for the Samuelson family. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Bob can be shared through his tribute page at

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