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Robert E. Presl

October 22, 1931 January 20, 2021
Robert E. Presl
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An avid outdoorsman, local historian and storytelling extraordinaire was called home on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Robert E. Presl was born on October 22, 1931 to the late Frank Jr. And Kathryn (Dagen) Presl. Bob married Margaret McMahon on January 15, 1955. Bob worked for the Chippewa Railroad during his high school years because of the shortage of manpower during World War II. He graduated from Oconto High School in 1949. Bob enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served from January 9, 1952 through January 6, 1954 during the Korean Police Action. After his years of service Bob worked for Thompson Brothers boat Factory in Peshtigo, Wisconsin coming to Cruisers Boat Factory in Oconto. Bob ended his boat factory employment and entered into the carpenter trades. He worked for many construction companies, including Selmar, Miron, and Boldt Construction. He worked 39 years in the carpenter trades. In addition, Bob worked side jobs roofing and painting. Bob loved the outdoors, and was an avid hunter and trapper. There wasn’t an animal paw print he couldn’t identify. He was a member of the American Legion. Bob’s greatest joys were family events, especially spending time with grandchildren.

Bob is survived by two sons, Bob and Mike Presl; daughters, Karen (Allen) Lefevre, Kathryn (Aaron) Jarvey; son-in-law, Tom Belongia and special friend Peg Mueller; 7 grandchildren, Heidi Belongia, Andy (Emily-Green) Belongia, Robert Shane Presl, Ben (Krystal) Lefevre, Hollie (Jason) Viestenz, Maggie (Kelby) Cook, and Jakob Jarvey; 12 great-grandchildren, Drew and Alek Green-Belongia, Lily, Abby, and Mary Lefevre, Tionna Wayka, Jaden and Brook Viestenz, Kaelyn, Kyler, Kinley and Kase Cook, one sister, Carol Leigh; and one sister-in-law, Betty Lesandrini. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; daughter, Linda Belongia, granddaughter, McKayla Jarvey, and two brothers, William and Donald Presl.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto, from 9 to 11 AM Saturday, January 30, 2020. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday at the church with the Rev. Francis Nusi officiating. Burial will be at the Oconto Catholic Cemetery with Military Rites. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

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Visitation

Saturday

30

Jan

9:00 AM 1/30/2021 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/30/2021 11:00:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

300 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
300 Arbutus Avenue Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

30

Jan

11:00 AM 1/30/2021 11:00:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

300 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153

Mass of Christian burial by Rev. Francis Nusi.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
300 Arbutus Avenue Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oconto Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Oconto, WI 54153

Oconto 54153 WI
United States
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