John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
This is a tribute to Bob Roepke. He and I were classmates at Bay View High School. He was into sports and I was into other things. He was always a calm commen sense guy. He always had a smile on his face. With his calm way of doing things, the last thing that I expected was to see his death notice. We exchanged many e-mails over the years. He was into umpiring and supporting sport activties for our youth. He was active in supporting the history of South Stadium. He had a wonderful wife Carol, who used to work with my wife at MPS. I will miss him very much. Rest in peace, Bob.