Robert W. Koepsel, 45

Robert W. Koepsel of Jackson died on Saturday, April 10, 2010 in the Town of Theresa at the age of 45 years. He was born on July 12, 1964 in Milwaukee to Robert and RoseAnn (nee Reiniger) Koepsel. As a child, the family moved to the Little Kohler area, where he lived up to the time of his marriage.

Following his marriage to Kellie J. Wilde on Aug. 16, 1987 in Las Vegas, the couple made their home in West Bend. Since 1998, Jackson has been his home.

Rob worked for various manufacturing companies in the area. Most recently, he worked as a punch press operator for Accord in Jackson.

Being an avid and passionate fisherman, he enjoyed spending time out on the water at all times of the year. Fishing was an activity he loved to share with family and friends alike.

In addition to fishing, he cherished the time he spent with his daughters, nieces, nephews and most recently his granddaughter, Anikah.

Family, friends and neighbors knew that Rob was available to lend a helping hand. It did not matter how big or small the task would be. He could always be counted on to be there.

Survivors include his wife Kellie of Port Washington, two daughters Lauren (Donovan) Burton and Karlie, both of Port Washington; his granddaughter Anikah Burton, his grandfather Walter A. Koepsel of Oshkosh; two sisters Denise (Timothy) Bertrand of Jackson and Cassandra (Michael) Christie of Port Washington; three brothers Tommy Koepsel of Dousman, Christopher Koepsel of Butler and Justin (Shawna) Creedon of Ft. Hood, N.Y.; nieces and nephews Krystal and Toni Bertrand, Nicholas Christie and Daniel, Rosie and Dylan Creedon; a close friend of the family Justin Gersonde; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother and grandmother Joanne "Penny" Koepsel.

The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation on from 4 until 7 p.m. on Friday at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Jackson with a service of remembrance to follow.

Memorials for the benefit of the family are appreciated.

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