Robert D. ‘Bob’ Fiebig, 78

Robert D. "Bob" Fiebig, 78, of West Bend, passed away on Wednesday May 4, 2011, at Samaritan Health Care Center.

    He was born on April 4, 1933, in Tomah to Edward and Marie (nee Easelmann) Fiebig. He was raised in the Tomah area and graduated from Tomah High School. After his schooling, he raked and worked for Habelmann Brothers Cranberry Farm. Then he entered the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Upon his return, he worked for J.I. Case Co. in Racine before coming to West Bend where he worked at Gehl Co. He married Margaret Reschke on April 18, 1959. He retired from Gehl Co. in 1992. Bob loved walking the streams trout fishing, deer and upland game hunting, camping, playing card games, woodworking, building and fixing all types of power equipment. He was a member of the Hexelbank Club at Gehl Co. and a lifetime member of NRA.

Bob is survived by his children, Mike (Marie) of West Bend, Sue (Mike) Petersen of Georgia, Glen (Colleen) of Kewaskum, Patty Sokalick of Arizona; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille Fiebig of LaCrosse and Marcie (Werner) Deigmann of Onalaska; brothers-in-law, Norbert Vieregge of Norwalk, James (Peg) Reschke of Racine and Mike (Gayle) Reschke of Racine; sisters in-law, Nancy Fiebig of Racine, Renee (Mike) George of Racine, Kathie Emmerling of Racine and Mary (Erv) Koehler of Virginia. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marnie on May 28, 2001; sister, Rose Vieregge; brother, Clarence; and brother-in-law, Leonard Reschke.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic, 406 Jefferson St., West Bend, with the Rev. Mike Moran presiding. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until time of Mass at 3 p.m.

Memorials would be appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association, 620 S 75th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214-1549, or a charity of your choice.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at The Fields of Washington County Assisted Living and Samaritan Nursing Home.