Robert L. Kleinschmidt

Sept. 29, 1946 - June 21, 2007

Robert L. Kleinschmidt, 60, of Oconomowoc, died Thursday, June 21, 2007, at his home.

He was born Sept. 29, 1946, in Oconomowoc, the son of Benjamin and Joyce (nee Christenson) Kleinschmidt.

On Aug. 19, 1972, he married Donna Nelson in Oconomowoc. For 25 years, he worked with the American Bowling Congress and later with Phoenix Care Systems of Milwaukee. A 1964 graduate of Oconomowoc High School, he later received degrees from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Waukesha County Technical College.

Robertís memberships included Our Saviors Lutheran Church of Oconomowoc, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2260-Oconomowoc, the Disabled Vets, Watertown Country Club, Seven Springs Country Club of New Port Richey, Fla., and he was a former member of Lac La Belle Country Club and Kettle Moraine Golf Club, Oconomowoc Kiwanis Club and the Landmark Credit Union CUSO board of directors.

He is survived by his wife, Donna (nee Nelson) Kleinschmidt; brothers, George (Judy) Schmid of Atlanta and John (Lisa) Kleinschmidt of Oconomowoc; nephews, Mike (Ann) Schmid, Tim Schmid, Jeffrey (Susie) Kleinschmidt, Mark (Tiffany) Kleinschmidt and David Habermann; mother-in-law, Alice Nelson of Oconomowoc; sister-in-law, Joan (Bill) Habermann of Oconomowoc; brother-in-law, Al Nelson of Oconomowoc; as well as other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Joyce Kleinschmidt; father-in-law, Howard Nelson; and his dog, Max.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, June 25, at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, and again from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 145 E. Lisbon Road, Oconomowoc. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial is at St. Lukeís Cemetery in Ixonia.

Memorials are appreciated to the Oconomowoc Regional Cancer Center.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.