Robert (Bob) L. Delzer, 83, Cecil, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21,2012, in Green Bay. He was born July 28, 1928, in Oconto Falls, to the late William and Elsie Delzer. He married the late Virgene (Rhode, nee Siebert) on Aug. 24, 1957. Together they operated a dairy farm in the Seymour area for numerous years. During his years of farming, Bob held offices in Drephal Shipping Assoc., Outagamie County Producers, and Midwest Breeders Association. After moving to the Pulaski area in 1973, Bob worked as a body shop dispatcher for Van Boxtel Ford, Green Bay, retiring in 1994, but worked part-time until 2005. He also was on the Northwest Wisconsin Technical Institute (N.W.T.I.) Parts Specialist Advisory Committee for several years. In 1992, they moved to a home on Pensaukee Lake, where he enjoyed fishing and gardening. Bob made a fabulous fish fry, grew beautiful flowers, tasty strawberries, and enjoyed sharing them with others.
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He is survived by four children, Mike Rhode (Sue), Oshkosh; Cathy Rhode (Dale Eberlein), Shawano; Laurie Mesenbring (Steve), Geneva, Illinois; and Greg Delzer (Alice), Hortonville; Bob had six grandchildren, Laurie's children,: Jessica Jewell (Shaun Woodard), Midway, Utah; Jackie Ellis (Joe), Chester, Va.; Luke Mesenbring, Urbana, Ill.; Josh Mesenbring (fiancee, Ashley), Quincy, Ill.; and Mike Mesenbring, Madison; and Greg's daughter, Elena, at home. He is also survived by sisters, Helen Black, Middleton; Marilyn Mayer (LaVern), Oconto Falls; Mae Aprill (Byron), Pulaski; and sister-in-law, Romelle Delzer, Oconto Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Elsie Delzer; his beloved wife, Virgene; a very dear son, Robert, Jr.; brother, Kenneth; and brother, Otis. Bob was a gentle, humble, and caring man, always helping others anyway he could. He enjoyed the company of his many friends and was deeply loved by his family.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, at the Kuehl Funeral Home 108 E. Main St. Gillett 920-855-2144 and then on Saturday Feb. 25, 2012, from 1 p.m. until memorial services at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial at Wanderers Rest Cemetery, Gillett.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established and will be designated at a later date.
Please visit www.kuehlfuneralhome.com and write messages of condolence in the guest book if you would like.
Kuehl Funeral Home - Gillett
108 East Main Street Gillett, WI 54124
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2012