Robert Schisel

Schisel, Robert C.

Robert C. Schisel, age 81, of 5828 County Trunk JJ, Manitowoc, died on Saturday morning, February 1, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at his residence.

Bob was born on October 2, 1932 in Manitowoc, son of the late Clarence and Helen (Augustine) Schisel. He grew up on the family farm located in Cato. Bob served with the U.S. Army in Germany after WWII. On September 14, 1954 he married the former JoAnn Swetlik at Holy Innocents Catholic Church in Manitowoc. The couple would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this coming September. After returning from Germany and receiving his honorable discharge from the Army, Bob owned and operated Bob's Standard Service Station in Manitowoc. He was then employed with Kelvinator and later employed with Schuette Construction, Rusty Strauss & Sons and Madson Excavating as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic.

Survivors include his wife: JoAnn Schisel, Manitowoc; two sons and daughters-in-law: William and Niccole Schisel, Timothy and Annette Schisel, all of Manitowoc; two daughters and sons-in-law: Doris and Boyd Philippi Jr., Manitowoc, Marlene and Jerry Mrotek, Cleveland; 10 grandchildren: Patricia, Todd, Tyler, Austin, Dawn, Eric, Daphne, Ryan, Dustin and Tyson; 17 great grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law: Kenneth and Sandra Schisel, Manitowoc; one sister: Jeanette Becker, OH; one sister-in-law: Lyndoris Schisel, Manitowoc; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Delores and Allen Jorgensen, Oconto. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was also preceded in death by one daughter: Linda; one grandson: Channing; one brother: Melvin Schisel; one sister: Mary Ann Schisel; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Edward and Clara Swetlik; and one nephew: Jeffery Becker.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community in Newton. Officiating at the Mass of Christian burial will be the Rev. David Beaudry and military rites will be accorded by the V.F.W. Otto Oas Post 659 immediately following the service. Cremation will take place after all services at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, and Bob's cremated remains will be laid to rest at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Alverno at a later date.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community, Newton, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

The Pfeffer Funeral Home and All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Home Care Health Services for their compassion and generosity shown to Bob and his family. And a special thank you to a special friend Ron Gauger for his constant care and concern in Bob's time of need.

Bob was an avid race car driver and fan, who also enjoyed working on anything mechanical from vehicles to heavy equipment. His passion was operating his bulldozer. One of his greatest passions was spending time with family, especially giving his grandkids rides on the tractor. Bob loved spending time with anyone in his shop, however everybody knew he was the chief supervisor, overseeing all projects.


Funeral Home

Pfeffer Funeral Home - Manitowoc
928 South 14th Street Manitowoc, WI 54220

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Feb. 3 to Feb. 4, 2014