Bob Maxa

November 24, 1965 - December 17, 2020

Robert J. “Bob” Maxa, age 55, died peacefully with his family at his side, after a long and difficult struggle with multiple health problems on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Reflections – End of Life Care in Northfield.  Bob was born on November 24, 1965 in New Prague to Jacob A. and Audree A. (Sullivan) Maxa.  He attended St. Wenceslaus School and graduated from New Prague High School.  He worked at Chart Industries and most recently as a custodian for the New Prague School District.  Bob was a quiet, gentle soul with a unique sense of humor.  In his younger years and before health issues took a toll, he enjoyed annual trips to Mexico with friends.  His nieces and nephews enjoyed watching NASCAR and sports with him on television.  His interest in sports found him touring baseball parks.  He loved music, especially classical rock.  His gentle heart and quiet nature will be sorely missed by his family and close friends.


Bob is survived by his siblings, Paul (Anne) Maxa of Richfield, Annie (Pete) Kartak of New Prague, June (Randy) Downing of Blaine, Kate (Bill) Tabor of Lakeville, Bill (Janell) Maxa of New Prague; numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church with Father Eugene Theisen officiating.  Mass will be live-streamed on   Masks and social distancing will be required in church and at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery where burial will occur immediately  following Mass.

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Shelley (Henle) Sauer
3 months ago

So sorry to hear about your loss. Wishing you light, and good memories!

Dan Smith
3 months ago

Sending our sympathies for Bob’s siblings and your families. May good memories of happy times shared together bring your family comfort.

Mary P Dvorak
3 months ago

My deepest sympathy to the Maxa family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
So sad to see this. Remembering how we took Bob with us June riding around the county roads when we were in High School.

Joan Hessian
3 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have such wonderful memories growing up with Bob. May he Rest In Peace.

Teresa Sullivan
3 months ago

Sending our sympathies for you,Paul, Anne, June, Kate and Bill, and each of your families. May the peace of the Holy Family console you. May Bob rest in peace. God bless you all.

Sharon Koppi
3 months ago

I was so sad to hear the news of my cousin Bob’s passing. The Koppi’s have very fond memories of good times with the Maxa’s- family reunions on the farm, rolling down the hill, camping on weekends at the farm etc. My heart felt condolences go out to the Maxa family. Soon when Rev 21: 3, 4 is fulfilled, we will have family reunions once again. Isaiah 33:24 tells us “no resident will say I am sick.” We all look forward to that time, when we will see are loved ones again in good health.

Jane Bisek Weiers
3 months ago

So heavy-hearted to hear this news, and am awash in all the memories of growing up next to this delightful family. Such amazing times, such amazing memories – truly some of the most treasured memories of my life. In listening to Pete talk at the funeral, it broke my heart to hear of all the medical issues Bob dealt with in his life, and the struggle those brought to him and to the family. I hope, in time, some of the innocent, carefree times of our youth growing up together may lessen or at least soften some of the pain… Read more »

Barb Miller
3 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Sending our love and prayers.
Love, Sheila, Mark and Barb McGuire

Susie Bennett
3 months ago

Bob meant the world to me. There are no words to express how much I’ll miss him. Such a great friend, so caring, always there for me. Made me smile & laugh every time I saw him. Our trips to Mexico were epic & I will hold those memories close to my heart. I can’t believe he’s gone & I’m heartbroken. RIP Bob, I know you are now with your mom & dad, they meant so much to you. We will miss you here. To his family, I wish you healing & peace.

Mary L. Most
3 months ago

My deepest sympathies to all of you. It was hard to believe he had such health problems, he never complained about them. And, yes, he was truly a gentle man. He was so kind. Jerry and I along with 2 of our cousins were part of a group that travelled to Mexico one year. He truly did love it. He helped take care of our dog several times, always downplaying his kindness. Rest in peace, Bob, you will be missed by many.

Patrick A Pribyl
3 months ago

My deepest sympathy’s to the Maxa family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

David Bastyr
3 months ago

Bob was a great friend. Always loved talking sports and music with him. So sorry for his family and he will be greatly missed.

Deanna Jirik Riker
3 months ago

My deepest condolences to Bob’s family! I remember Bob from school, he was quiet and kindhearted.

Kathy Koppi Mulvihill
3 months ago

Many fond memories and fun with cousin Bob and the Maxa clan. Condolences to the family at such a difficult time.

Ray & Julie Rhoda
3 months ago

Our sympathy to the entire Maxa family .

Randy & Kim Strop
4 months ago

We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless.

Paula and Bob Dinndorf
4 months ago

Sincere sympathy to the Maxa family. May your memories of times shared with Bob bring you comfort.

Shirley Spinler
4 months ago

My deepest sympathy to the Maxa family. Bob was a great friend, we had lots of talks about life. I remember lots of good times with Bob and will cherish thoses memories. Rest in peace Bob

Dennis & RoxAnne Busch
4 months ago

Our thoughts are with the Maxa family at this difficult time. Bob’s life was cut way too short. Prayers to all of you.

Tammy Bastyr
4 months ago

Such a nice and general soul, classmate and fellow school bus mate, Rest In Peace

Patrice Kubes
3 months ago
Reply to  Tammy Bastyr

I agree. Bob is such a nice, gentle soul and also my bus mate. My sympathies to all of his family. Surely missed by all. RIP Bob

Molly & Harlan Downing
4 months ago

Our deepest sympathy for the entire Maxa family.

Wendy Fadden
4 months ago

Bob will be missed in the halls of Raven Stream. He was always willing to help with whatever I needed. A very pleasant, gentle man.

JoAnn Kartak
4 months ago

My deepest sympathy to the Maxa family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Tim Maher
4 months ago

Very sorry to hear about Boobys death. My 4 great years at the U with Bill were only made more special by Bob and his humor and sports talk. My sympathies to the rest of the Maxa family. God Bless

Wendy Bisek Ellman
4 months ago

Rest in peace Bob! This has brought so many memories of my childhood!! We grew up together! Sliding down the big hill, yelling across the street to play, “Jackie Kroterflip”, your dog, Mugs. Life is way to short! Give your mom and dad a hug from me, and when you see my mom and dad, give them a hug too!! They will be glad to see you!!!

Marty & Sue Busch
4 months ago

Our deepest sympathy to the Maxa family. The above description of Bob – a quiet, gentle soul with a unique sense of humor – is spot on. Always a fun loving guy – I have many warm memories of Bob.

Mark and Cher Rezac
4 months ago

We are so sad to hear of Bobs passing. Always a kind, friendly guy!
Our sympathy to all of his family.

Deb Busch
4 months ago

Our deepest sympathy to Bob’s family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Ron and Deb

Dave Herda
4 months ago
Reply to  Deb Busch

Sad to hear this. MY Sympathy to his family

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