Ozanne, Robert W.
Robert Ozanne, age 91, died on Thursday, March 23, 2006. He was born on Oct.
16, 1914, in Neenah. He attended the University of Wisconsin from 1932 to
1936, and taught social studies in high schools in Spooner and Neenah and
Denver, Colo. He led the organization of the Denver Teachers Union and went on
to be an organizer for the Retail Clerks Union. In 1949, he joined the faculty
of the University of Wisconsin in Madison as an instructor in the School for
Workers. He soon became director of the school and a professor of Economics.
His work included writing three books: A Century of Labor Management
Relations, Wages in Theory and Practice, and The Labor Movement in Wisconsin.
He retired in 1985, and then worked in the Great Lakes Coalition regarding the
regulation of water levels. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Frances;
his sons, Lee, Larry, Bradford and Roy; his daughters-in-law, Mary, Gwendolyn,
Patricia and Marilyn; his grandchildren, Brendan (Michelle), Colin (Lindsey), Ismael (Stacy), Fritha, Demelza, Clowence, Damon and Dustin; and
great-grandchildren, McKenna and Ella Grace.