Robert A. Vogel

Robert A. Vogel

Robert A. Vogel, 73, of 1042 Third St. Kiel died on November 30, 2012 at Homestead Care Center of complications of Parkinson's Disease. He was born on November 5, 1939 in Sheboygan, son of Sylvia (Voigt) Vogel and the late Lester Vogel.

Bob was a 1958 graduate of Kiel High School. He served with the U.S. Army Reserve from 1959 until 1967. On May 6, 1961 he married his high school sweetheart, Betty Graf at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kiel. Bob was a dedicated and hardworking employee of Kohler Company for 42 years. At the time of his retirement he was a supervisor in the enamel shop.

Bob was an avid and skilled sportsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and tied his own baits. He especially loved all the time spent outdoors with his family and took great pride in sharing and passing along all his knowledge and skills to them. Bob was a former member of the Kiel Fish & Game, the Hermitage Conservation Club and the Packerland Musky Club. He was also a sports fan and enjoyed watching the Brewers, Packers and Badgers play. Bob was a member of Bethlehem UCC, Kiel.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Betty, his children; Sheri (Mark) Duerwaechter, Kaukauna, Jeff (Kris) Vogel, New Holstein, Steve (Cheryl) Vogel, Kiel, Brian (Sara) Vogel, Kiel, his grandchildren; Amber & Adrea, Jennifer (Fiance Tyler), Tyler & Mason, Caitlin, Abby & Jacob, Madison &Holly.

He is further survived by his mother; Sylvia Vogel, brother; Donald (Millie) Vogel, rural Kiel, sister; Nancy (Roger) Gosse, Ada, sister-in-law; Janet Vogel, Kiel, along with many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his father; Lester, brother; Gene, father and mother-in-law; Harvey & Esther Graf, and his best buddy; Bob "Breezy" Bruesewitz.

Funeral services for Bob will be at 6:00pm on Tuesday December 4, 2012 at Bethlehem UCC, 11608 Lax Chapel Rd., Kiel with the Rev. Ashley Nolte officiating. Family and friends may call at the Church from 3:00pm until the time of services.

Bob's family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Homestead Care Center along with the nurses of Hospice Advantage for the wonderful care and compassion show to Bob and his family.

Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home of Kiel is assisting the family.

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Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home - Kiel
815 6th St. Kiel, WI 53042

Published in Sheboygan Press on Dec. 2, 2012