Robert ‘Bob’ Markgraf

Oct. 12, 1937 - Sept. 12, 2009

Robert "Bob" Markgraf of Antigo died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston. He was 71. He was born Oct. 12, 1937, in Antigo, to the late Clarence and Mary (Krosnicki) Markgraf.

He married Barbara Igl on June 23, 1962, at St. John Catholic Church. She preceded him in death Jan. 24,1996.

He graduated from the Antigo High School Class of 1956.

Mr. Markgraf tended bar at his family’s tavern, Markey’s Bar in Antigo. He also helped his dad on the potato farm. He worked 15 years at the Vulcan Corp., Antigo, the last five years as a foreman. He owned and operated Robert Markgraf potato farm in the town of Antigo for many years and retired in May 1997.

Mr. Markgraf belonged to St. John Catholic Church, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge and the MSGR Conrad Saile Knights of Columbus Council 1002, all of Antigo. He was an avid auction attendee and enjoyed collecting.

Survivors include his two daughters, Bonnie (Bryan) Manzeck of Milwaukee and Brenda Markgraf of Antigo; a son, Bart Markgraf of Antigo; and five grandchildren, Sarah, Joseph, Michael, Katie and Quinn. He is further survived by a sister, Janie Markgraf of Antigo, and a brother, Gene "Butch" (Nancy) Markgraf of Post Lake.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter-in-law, Mary Markgraf.

Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. today, Sept. 15, at Bradley Funeral Home, 1550 Neva Road, Antigo, with a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continues from 8:30 a.m. until the 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Hoffman officiating. Entombment will take place in Queen of Peace Mausoleum.

Bradley Funeral Home, (715) 623-3787, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at