Bob NueskeNueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats, is sad to share the news that Robert “Bob” D. Nueske, son of company founder “R.C.” Nueske and the company’s president, passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015, at the age of 67.

Bob Nueske was born on February 22, 1947, and grew up working closely with his father, R.C. Nueske, founder of the family’s now 3rd-generation smokehouse. Bob and his brother Jim learned from their father the tradition of patiently coaxing all of the sweet, rich smoke out of the pure Wisconsin Applewood that they use to smoke all of their meats, imparting the famous flavor that is now Nueske’s signature and known by chefs and food lovers across the nation. Bob also knew how to patiently coax the best out of his friends and employees, and all who know him will miss his unwavering dedication to quality in everything he accomplished and how he shared his values with others in the calm and steady way that he possessed.

Tanya Nueske, Bob’s daughter, is the third generation of the Nueske family to run the smokehouse, and she is heavily involved in taking the same care of her family’s products as her father. Bob will be missed but the recipes and traditional smoking of his family’s fine Applewood Smoked Meats will continue to be part of memorable meals taking place across the country.

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