William C. Kober, 80, of Kewaskum, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2016, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton with his family by his side.
He was born on July 2, 1935, in Kewaskum, the son of the late Christopher and Leona (Rosenbaum) Kober. On June 29, 1957, William was united in marriage to Beverly Ramthun at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum.
William served his country in the Army from December of 1957 until December of 1959 at a Nike Site in Pennsylvania. After his military service William worked for 38 years at Gehl Company in West Bend as a foreman. William was a long time member of the Hexelbunk Club and the now “C.A.F.E.”. He was also a member of the West Bend Knights of Columbus.
William enjoyed traveling and camping with his wife and family all over the United States especially his annual trips to Florida with Beverly. He also had a love for wood working, carpentry, golfing, spending time on his Farmall Cub tractor and was a jack of all trades. William’s greatest joy of all was spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Those William leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 58 years, Beverly Kober; three children, Barbara (Allen) Heberer, Brian (Peggy) Kober and Brenda (Tom) Herriges all of Kewaskum; seven grandchildren, Crystal (Ian) Mulvanny, Candice Heberer, Clark Stamm, Tyler Stamm, Grace Kober, Rebecca (Nick) Krieser, and Kelsey Herriges; three great-grandchildren, Natalie Krieser, Liam Krieser and Edward Mulvanny; a sister, Bernice Krueger of West Bend; three brothers-in-law, Otto (Cheri) Ramthun, David (Patti) Ramthun and Bret (Jennifer) Warner all of Campbellsport; a step mother-in-law, Virginia Warner of West Bend, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Otto and Kathryn Ramthun; a step father-in-law, Roy Warner; a brother-in-law, Norman Krueger and a sister, Betty (Ray) Mertzig.
A Mass of Christian Burial for William will be held on Friday, January 8, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum with Fr. Edwin Kornath officiating. Burial will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church Cemetery.
The Kober family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of mass.
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with William’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com
The Kober family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Renee Jahnke.