Robert J. Fogas, 68
Nov. 3, 1946 -- Aug. 13, 2015

Robert J. FogasRobert “Bob” J. Fogas, 68, died unexpectedly of natural causes Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.

Robert was born Nov. 3, 1946, in Milwaukee, son of the late Alador and Dorothy (Driscoll) Fogas. He married Jeanette P. Erickson on Nov. 10, 1979, in West Bend. Robert served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves, and was a member of the Milwaukee Carpenters Union his entire career. He enjoyed doing yard work and spending times outdoors. His hobbies included woodworking, photography and listening to music.

Survivors include his five children, Victoria (Jeff) Kuechler of West Bend, Troy Kovnesky of Campbellsport, Dean (Kelly) Kovnesky of Mukwonago, Beckie (Carl) Giese of Bonduel and Lucas Fogas (special friend Heather Nelson) of Stockbridge; five grandchildren, Kara, Collin, Cole, Jacob and Jessica; two great-grandsons, Silas and Pierce; sister, Adrienne (Gerald) Ives; and brother, Alador (Jeanne) Fogas.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jeanette; a granddaughter, Stacie Kovnesky; sister, Diane Fogas; and brother, Brian Fogas.

A celebration of Robert’s life will be held at Stockbridge Fireman and Legion Community Park, beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015.

Robert’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Brian Levknecht, the first responders and his neighbors for the compassion shown during this difficult time. Online condolences can be found at