Green Bay students surprise beloved custodian “Mr. Bob” before retirement

"Mr. Bob" has worked at Martin Elementary School in Green Bay for 21 years
Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 8:04 AM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The school year is wrapping up for students in Green Bay-area public schools, and it marks a milestone for a beloved custodian.

“Mr. Bob” is getting ready to retire after working at Martin Elementary School for 21 years.

Children chanted “Mr. Bob! Mr. Bob!” at a special ceremony for Robert Baloun. During the assembly, students and staff members let him know how much he’ll be missed. They wore T-shirts with his face on them, dressed like him, and even put on a skit about his retirement.

“He really makes our school... a great place to be,” 5th-grade teacher Missy Klein said. “Family, right?”

“It makes you feel good because you made an impression on their life,” Baloun said.

Mr. Bob says he plans to do a lot of hunting, fishing, boating, and enjoying a schedule-free life.