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Robert E Lefeber
Sept. 16, 1927 - Oct. 16, 2018
Cleveland, WI
Funeral Service:
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018
11:30 am
St. Mary Catholic Church
Military Road
Stockbridge, WI 53088
Funeral Visitation:
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018
10:00 am - 11:15 am
St. Mary Catholic Church
Military Road
Stockbridge, WI 53088
Burial Service:
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018
12:30 pm
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
Moore Road
Stockbridge, WI
Robert E Lefeber
Cleveland, WI

Robert E. Lefeber, age 91, of Cleveland, Wisconsin, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Atrium Post Acute Care in New Holstein following a stroke.  He was born September 16, 1927 in Stockbridge, son of the late Hubert & Nora (Pauly) Lefeber.

Bob was a hard worker all of his life, working on the family farm as a very young man with horse drawn plows, he proudly served his country in the Korean War, worked as a mechanic at the Dodge Garage in Appleton, the Hillside Cheese Factory, and after many years, he retired from Tecumseh Products in 1989.

In September of 1953, he married Betty Schenkus and they had 5 children: Vicky, Randy, twins Tim & Tom and Rick.  

Bob had talents for many things. As a carpenter, he built his own home; as a mechanic, he had reliable vehicles; as a neighbor and friend, people could always rely on him for a helping hand.  Even plowing for his neighbor in Cleveland the week before his heart surgery in 2014.

For enjoyment, Bob liked building grandfather clocks, took pride in having the best looking yard in the neighborhood, & gardening and canning the produce he grew.  Bob looked forward to going to Jefferson and Iola car shows with his boys, going out to breakfast and looking at old tractors. They were simple, but important delights in his life.  He always got the biggest smile on his face when he saw his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Most importantly, he passed his work ethics, knowledge and his love for helping others on to his children, which they will be forever grateful.  They are so blessed to have had such a great role model in their lives.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Hubert & Nora (Pauly) Lefeber; brothers: James, Marvin, Al, Helmuth & Walter; his sisters: Margie Hawley, Dorothy Levknecht, & Marie Meier; a grandson: Tyler Lefeber; and 2 nephews: Michael & Ricky Lefeber.

Bob is survived by his children: Vicky (Jim) Head, Randy (Jackie), Tom (Kathy), Tim (Julie), Rick (Lisa); grandchildren: Kelly (Jason) Hunsader, Krystal Pfeifer & Brittany Lefeber; and his great grandchildren: Grace, Grant, Reed & Charlie.  

Funeral service will be at 11:30 am on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge with Rev. Michael Betley officiating.  Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church from 10:00 am until 11:15 am on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Bob’s family would like to thank the entire staff of Atrium in New Holstein and the caring nurses of Aurora at Home Hospice for all of the loving care that was shown to both Bob and his entire family. 

“Life is not counted by how many breaths we take, but by how many moments that take our breath away.” - Author Unknown.

Bye Dad.  We will miss you.
So very sorry for your loss. What I remember most of your dad was that he was always so kind.Saying a prayer for comfort ....

Suzi Bowe - Oct. 28, 2018


He and my father were a lot alike. Neither could stress the importance of kindness and helping others when we could.i was so happy I went to the reunion to see him that one final time, it was so worth it. I will miss him,knowing he has moved on, but know that we'll see one another afain. Love and hugs to all my cousins and Aunt Lila. Dan,Terri, and Connor...the INdiana Lefebers..

Terri Lefeber Deeg (Daughter of James Lefeber) - Oct. 19, 2018


I was very blest to be able to see Uncle Bob and all the kids this past summer, what a welcome he must have gotten at the pearly gates. May he rest in peace

Sandy (niece) - Oct. 18, 2018


The memories are too numerous to remark upon. He is a hero, a role model, and a great great man. He will be truly missed. He is in the hands of our Lord and is at peace. We love you Uncle Bob.

Angela Lefeber Deeg (Niece) - Oct. 18, 2018


So sorry to hear of your loss, Kelly & Jason, Kathy & Tom Family. You are in our prayers.

Cheryl & Tom Pritzl Family (Jason's Aunt) - Oct. 18, 2018


Sending my deepest condolences. You all can be sure he died a proud man because of the good people he could call his family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Donna Nett-Heus (Friend) - Oct. 17, 2018


Always enjoyed talking to Bob and the boys at the Jefferson and Iola car shows, you have our sympathy! Jim and Ann Holzer

Jim@Ann Holzer (Friends) - Oct. 17, 2018


Tom, Kathy, and family,
Sending my deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. Cherish the memories!

Judy Woelfel (New Holstein) - Oct. 17, 2018


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