Robert A. Wenninger, 89
July 13, 1927 -- July 5, 2017

Robert A. Wenninger, 89, of Hartford, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at the Waterford of Hartford.

He was born July 13, 1927, in Hartford to Michael and Eleanor (nee Fehring) Wenninger. He was united in marriage to Rose Ann Kohler on May 27, 1950, at St. Kilian Catholic Church in Hartford. Robert was a member of the Knights of Columbus and he volunteered his time at the Hartford Auto Museum. He enjoyed traveling, snowmobiling, woodworking and golfing.

Robert is survived by his loving children, Michael (Sandra) Wenninger of Hartford, Cheryl (Wayne) Jossart of Hartford, Thomas (Susan) Wenninger of Watertown, Mary (Donald) Vallone of Sussex, and James (Ann) Wenninger of Rubicon; 12 cherished grandchildren, Jennifer (fiancé, Todd Sedberry) Wenninger, Jonathan (Jill) Jossart, Caryn (Tracy) Pawlak, Jacob, Andrew, Steven, and Krista Wenninger, Nicholas (Cynthia) Whipple, Michelle Schultz, Joe Vallone, Dustin and Eric Wenninger;19 cherished great-grandchildren; and his sisters- and brothers-in-law, Mary Fetkenhauer, Robert Schaefer, Anne Kay, and Virginia Kohler. He is further survived by Mandy Vallone, among many other loved nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Mathias and Theresa (nee Hoffman) Kohler; beloved wife of 65 years, Rose Ann; his sister, Armella (Earl) Malchow; and siblings-in-law, Steve (Sylvia) Kohler, Theresa (Robert) Raasch, William Fetkenhauer, Matthew (Elvira) Kohler, Elizabeth Schaefer, Frank Kohler, Dorothy (Wallace) Margelowsky, Helen (Harold) Hackbarth, Kenneth Kay, Tony Kohler, Joan (William) Sturm and Walter Kohler.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, July 10, at St. Kilian’s Catholic Church (264 W. State St. Hartford, WI 53027) with the Rev. David LaPlante officiating. Visitation will be Monday at the church from 3:30 p.m. until the 6 p.m. Mass.

Interment with military honors will take place at St. Kilian Cemetery in Hartford on July 11, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Kilian Catholic Parish are appreciated. (428 Forest St., Hartford, WI 53027.) The Wenninger Family would like to share their sincere gratitude to the staff at the Waterford of Hartford and to Heartland Hospice for the wonderful care you gave to Robert and his family.

This Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be found at