Robert L. Schwobe

Robert L. Schwobe, age 86, of Chilton, died on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Chilton. He was born August 17, 1930 in Chilton, son of the late Henry & Pauline (Hanke) Schwobe. Robert married Mary Moehn on September 1, 1954 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge.

Following his marriage, Robert proudly served his country in the United States Navy. During his service, Robert was stationed for a period of time in Korea. Following his discharge, he farmed in the Town of Brothertown until 2001.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, formerly Holy Trinity Parish, NFO, and the Quinney Fishing Club.

Early in his life, Robert was an avid deer hunter, and throughout his whole life he never missed a season of Sturgeon Spearing. He enjoyed playing cards, especially Sheepshead and Skat with his family and friends. He took time each year to make fresh maple syrup, along with many other home made concoctions. Robert was also very proud of his extensive Beer Stein collection he had, featuring steins from all over the world.

Robert was the consummate family man; a loving husband, an excellent father and grandfather who, through hard work and strong integrity, instilled upon his children and grandchildren great morals and values which carry them on through life. His warm smile and great sense of humor will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary; his children: Connie (Bruce) Schaefer, Marlene (Mike) Winters, Mark (Wendy) Schwobe, Mike (Carol) Schwobe, Lori (Steve) VandenBoom, Gary (Lisa) Schwobe, Kelly (Dave) Ziegler, Craig (Kim) Schwobe, Tracy (Bob) Wagner; 27 grandchildren: Matt (Beth) Schaefer, Andrea (Jae) Franklin, Brian Schaefer, Kristin & Ben Winters, Ashley (Jay) Hoerth, Emily (John) Nelson, Casey & Alexis Schwobe, Zachary & Kimberly Schwobe, John & Ryan VandenBoom, Janessa, Meghan, Natalie, Tatum & Adam Schwobe, Tyler, Rosie, & Jenna Ziegler, Hailey, Mitchell & Brandon Schwobe, Rachael, Elizabeth & Emma Wagner; 5 great grandchildren: Henry Schaefer, Asher Franklin, Ayden, Xander & Memphis Hoerth; and a brother: Vernon (Janette) Schwobe. He is further survived by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister: Marlene Schwobe; and a brother: LeRoy Schwobe.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton with the Rev. Ryan Krueger officiating. Burial will follow in the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Jericho. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Friday, March 31, 2017 and on Saturday at the funeral home from 9:30 am until 10:30 am. A parish vigil service will take place Friday evening at the funeral home at the close of the visitation.