Robert L. Boerger,
Robert L. “Bob” Boerger, age 89, of West Bend, passed away peacefully on
Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Cedar Community.
Bob was born on Dec. 12, 1924, to the late Walter H. and Lillie (nee
Knippel) Boerger in West Bend. On May 20, 1950, Bob was united in
marriage to Lyla Liepert at Trinity Lutheran Church in West Bend.
Together they built their home in “Gopherville” in the town of Barton
and resided there for a majority of their life prior to moving to the
city of West Bend.
Robert began his career working for Regal Ware and later worked for the
Washington County Highway Department for 28 years, retiring in 1986. Bob
also owned his own septic tank business which he operated from 1962
until 1983. During retirement, Bob and Lyla worked part time for Boerger
Floral, and Bob also worked at Super Wash in West Bend.
Robert was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was also a
member of the West Bend Moose Lodge No. 1398. In his free time, Robert
enjoyed the peacefulness of fishing up north on Big Sand Lake, Packer
football and shaking dice.
Robert is survived by his two children, Daniel (April) Boerger of Random
Lake and Cheryl (Michael) Hay of West Bend; two grandchildren, Angela
(Todd) Nitecki of Milwaukee and Jeremy Boerger of Menomonee Falls; two
step-grandchildren, Katharine “Katie” Brokow of Random Lake, Zachery (Alisha)
Brokaw of Sun City, Calif.; three step great-grandchildren, Amelia Lee
of Random Lake, and Hope and Mariah Brokaw of Sun City, Calif.; five
sisters-in- law, Beverly Boerger of West Bend, Janice (Allen Kempf)
Liepert of Chilton, Myrtle Liepert of West Bend, Gloria Liepert of
Kewaskum and LaVerne Junge of Random Lake; two brothers- in-law, Ralph
(Marilyn) Liepert of West Bend and Willis (Janis) Liepert of Random
Lake; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Lyla in 2011; his son
Darryl Boerger; a brother, Walter E. Boerger Jr.; two sisters, June (Ed)
Coburn and Audrey Boerger; four brothers-in-law, Lloyd Liepert, Elton
“Bud” Liepert, Wallace Junge and Myron “Mike” Siebenaler; and three
sisters-in-law, Luella Liepert, Verna (Glen) Grasse and Lois Junge.
Funeral services in remembrance of Bob will be held on Friday, Jan. 3,
with Loyal Order of the Moose starting at 6 p.m. and church service to
immediately follow at Trinity Lutheran Church (140 N. Seventh Ave.) West
Bend. Pastors David and Cristy Schoob will coofficiate.
Burial will be in Washington County Memorial Park on Saturday, Jan. 4,
at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 4 p.m.
until the time of the service.
Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church of West Bend are appreciated by the
The family wishes to thank Dr. Mosely, Cary Metternich, PA, staff of
Cedar Community — Timber Cove, and Cedar Hospice for their loving care
of Bob during his stay at Cedar Community.
Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting the
family. Online condolences may be expressed at