Robert Russell Kobs of Deer Park died Oct. 2, 2019, at The Deerfield in New Richmond, WI. He was 75.
He was born July 12, 1944, in Amery, the son of Paul Kobs Sr and Marge Kobs. He lived part of his childhood with his foster parents, Frank and Emily Bodenner and family. He graduated from Amery High School and later went on to serve in the United States Army. After receiving an honorable discharge from the service, he worked at various jobs including auto mechanic, roofing, construction and farming. He enjoyed helping out on weekends at the Cedar Lake Speedway and Centuria Speedway. He later worked at Andersen Windows (1973) until he retired in 1999.
After retirement he established his own side work of excavating, towing, snowplowing, and car scrapping and he spent many hours of his time in his garage. He also worked at the Deer Park sewer plant and served on the Deer Park Board. He enjoyed spending time with his family, which included his dogs over the years. He was proud of his collection of tractors and attended many tractor shows over the years. His favorite tractor was the Massey-Harris. He also enjoyed his time spent with friends at the Deer Park Community Center.
On Jan. 15, 1971, he was married to Lois Mae Jensen in Lakeland, Minn. They would later divorce. To that union they had one daughter, Kimberly Ann.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, Allan Kobs, Paul Kobs Jr, and Leroy Kobs, nephew Greg Hoverman and niece Jodi Kobs.
He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Ann (Frank) Gaglio of Osceola, grandchildren; Michael (Mercadies) Gaglio, Mariah Gaglio, Mateo Gaglio and a great grandchild Angelo Gaglio, sister Margie Ann Hoverman, brothers Richard Kobs, Lloyd (Bev) Kobs, James Kobs, Gary Dukerschein, Roger Dukerschein, sister-in-law Nancy Kobs and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He also left behind his faithful companion, Max.
Funeral services were Oct. 5 at East Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amery. Pastor Kathy Pennington officiated the service. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Deer Park. Pallbearers are Michael Gaglio, Mateo Gaglio, Brad Hoverman, Scott Kobs, Rick Kobs, Jeff Kobs, John Kobs, Chris Kobs, Glenn Kobs, Gary Kobs, Dale Kobs, Clarence Kobs, Jason Kobs, Brent Kobs, and Scottie Kobs.
To sign an online guest book and view a video tribute visit www.williamsonwhite.com. Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Amery assisted the family with arrangements.