Robert J. Nebl, age 67, of Ripon, WI, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, WI.
Bob was born September 16, 1950, in Beaver Dam, WI, the son of John and Ardell (Stutz) Nebl. He attended grade school at St. Stephens Lutheran School and graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1969. Bob continued his education at Milwaukee Area Technical College and earned his degree as a licensed barber. Bob owned and operated Watson Street Hair Designers in Ripon for 30 years until the time of his illness.
Bob was a loyal member and supporter of the VFW Post 5278 in Ripon. He was instrumental in developing the Memory Garden for veterans. Bob served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973 and was awarded National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, 3 Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal.
Bob was an avid sportsman and his favorite hunting was duck hunting with his lab, Joe. He also spent time and energy building a very comfortable deer stand for deer hunting in the fall. In addition to these two sports, he loved fishing and his favorite catch was the blue gill. When it came to ice fishing, he built an ice shanty that kept him warm and dry while out on the ice. He was also a certified scuba diver and loved time in and on the water.
Bob is survived by his special friend, Barb Krzych; the mother of his children, Bonnie; son, Shane (special friend, Lori Klotz) and his children, Austin, Logan, Lauren and Halle; son, Brandon (Tonia) and their sons, Maxwell, Benson, and Lincoln. He is further survived by his sisters, Jean (Col. Ret. Gerald) Werth, Nancy (Don) Lueptow, Cheryl (Dan) Grulke and Sandy (Pat) Nebl and former brother-in-law, Michael (Debra) Bergemann and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ardell Nebl; his former father and mother-in-law, Robert and Ordell Bergemann and a nephew, Stephen Paul Werth.
Visitation for Bob will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018, from 11 1:00 pm at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 1010 Adams Ave., North Fond du Lac, WI 54937 with the memorial service following at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established.
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