Clifford A Kobriger
Aug. 6, 1924 - Feb. 27, 2021
Clifford A Kobriger
Clifford A. “Doc” Kobriger, at 96, of Chilton, died on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna. He was born August 6, 1924 in Chilton, son of the late Roman & Mary Belle (McHale) Kobriger.
Doc served in the United States Army Air Corps where he flew many missions during World War II. Following his honorable discharge he returned to the Chilton area and married Rita Bublitz on August 3, 1946 in Chilton. Doc was a graduate of Marquette Dental in 1952 and operated a dental practice in Green Bay, even serving as some of the Green Bay Packers “go to” dentist in the 60’s. After moving from the Green Bay area, Doc and Rita settled in the Chilton area where they resided until their retirement. While in Chilton, Doc enjoyed to go bowling, golfing and volunteering time at Hickory Hills Country Club, and flying his family throughout the country in his airplane.
Doc's Catholic faith was important to him. He grew up attending church at St. Augustine's Parish in Chilton. His grandparents, Patrick and Margaret "Maggie" McHale were big influences in his life growing up in Chilton. He shared that his faith carried him through many tough times during WWII and throughout his life. He maintained friendships with as many of his H.S. classmates as he could, meeting up with them for reunion lunches at 7 Angels Restaurant in Chilton.
Survivors include his children: Beth Ann (Tony) Jackels, Paula Jeanne (Patrick) Lynch, Patricia Lynne (Tim) Levknecht; a daughter-in-law: Lietta Kobriger; grandchildren: Sarah, Melissa, Erin, Cami, Beth, Shannon, Kristin, Nick, Josh, Tyler, Johnny, Matt, Nicole & Adam; and his siblings: Dallas, Robert, Jerome, June, Dorothy & Kathy.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita; a son: Nicholas Kobriger; a daughter: Mary Selissen; a grandchild: Benjamin; a brother: Donald; and infant brothers: John & Leroy.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, and burial will be in the St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery.
Those who wish may watch a live stream of the service or view flowers given by clicking HERE as more information becomes available. There will also be an archived video to be watched in the future.
Doc's family would like to thank the medical staff and caregivers from Ascension Medical - Chilton, St. Elizabeth Hospital and at St. Paul Elder Services - Hospice Care, for giving such great care to our Dad. Your strength and kindness to Dad and our family will never be forgotten. Also, special thanks to Lil and Bill Rach, for the love and support they have given our Mom and Dad, and our entire family, through the years.
I had the pleasure of meeting Cliff through the Chilton City Band. From there I was able to play in the German Band with him. Along with a great trip to Europe when the City Band and Jerry Schneider band in 1984. Lots of fun and great memories. RIP
Karen Gries (Friend) - Mar. 5, 2021
Dear Cliff's Family:
Please accept my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Cliff was a one in a million.
I remember all the laughs while working with him at good old east main street.
Fond, fun memories of Cliff & Rita, Jim & Kathy & Deb & Jim coming out to my house for get togethers!!! Cliff had so many interesting stories to tell!!!! He will be missed but he is with Rita now and I can see the two of them smiling!!
Jamie L Rozman (Friend) - Mar. 3, 2021
VISITING Uncle Kip and Aunt Rita in Green Bay. I was so impressed he had a dental office in the front of their home.
Carol Hemauer (Niece) - Mar. 2, 2021
My Dear Brother Kip
What a wonderful full life you have experienced in your 96 yrs and may you now have your eternal peace that you so longed for these last few yrs!
You were a loving brother and I will have so many happy memories in my heart forever!
Fly high soar the heavens and RIP ????
Kathleen Muenster (Sister Kathy(Kobriger)Muenster ) - Mar. 2, 2021
Special memory. Kip bought me my first set of dress clothes at Pranges for my 8th grade school at St Augustine's grade school
Robert Kobriger (Brother) - Mar. 2, 2021
Our sympathy to your family on the passing of your dad/grandpa. We have very fond memories of your dad and mom when they were our neighbors. We will always cherish your mom and dad's friendship. We enjoyed talking with them and hearing your dad's many interesting stories. May God bless and keep your family in His care as you celebrate your dad's life and mourn his passing.
Linda & Tom Cullen (Friends) - Mar. 1, 2021