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Robert Fretschel

d. June 14, 2019

Robert Fretschel, 88, of Waupun, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019.

Robert was born January 5, 1931 in Milwaukee to Adolph and Margaret Simon Fretschel. He graduated from high school in Milwaukee, then enlisted in the Army and served in Korea. After he returned from active duty he met his wife, Sandra Erler, and married her on July 12, 1975 in Colorado Springs. The couple moved constantly from state to state for Bob’s work. He retired from Truss & Wall Systems in 1993, then moved to Waupun. “Bob the Builder” was well known in Waupun and performed various jobs for anyone and everyone. He was an active member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Oakfield.

Bob is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sandy; a daughter, Margie (Mike) Yearling of West Bend; two grandchildren, Allie and Bradley; a brother, Tom (Sandy) Fretschel; sisters, Connie Garvin and Irene Karas; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers: Corwin, Eddy, Jackie and Joe Fretschel; and two sisters: Grace Heyen and Clare Summerfield.

Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Funeral services for Robert Fretschel will be held Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Oakfield with Pastor Matthew Schwartz officiating.

Thank you to Hospice Home of Hope and Agnesian Cancer Center for the compassionate care given to Bob.

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