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Robert Erwin Degner
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Obituary for Robert Erwin Degner

Received into heaven May 6, 2018, age 93 solely by the love and mercy of our Triune God – Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Preceded in death by beloved wife, Gloria Elizabeth Martha. Dear father of Christine (James) Casterson, Mark (Linda) Degner, Deborah (Glenn) Klumb, Jennifer (Michael) Graf, Laura (Bradley) Patterson, Suzanne (John) Denecke, Daniel (engaged to Julie) Degner, Jeffrey (Angie) Degner and Steven (Markie) Degner. Further loved by 24 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Also preceded in death by brothers and sisters John (Bernice) (Dottie) Degner, Lillian (Joseph) Simandl, George (Dorothy) Degner, Ethel (Louis Pitzer) (Erhard) Glander, Virginia (Ed) Speerbrecher and William (Boots) Degner. Survived by many other relatives and friends.

Robert was honored and proud to be numbered among the military during WWII, serving in the Army for 2.5 years including 14 months in Italy, receiving an ETO metal and three bronze battle stars.

Jack of all trades, master electrician by occupation, there was no side-job too big or too small for Bob. He humbly and tirelessly gifted of his time and talent to all who asked. Satisfied with life’s simpler things, this kind-hearted soul lived to love his Lord, his wife, his children and their ever-extending families. In a life where “everything had value”, his cheerful smile, witty sense of humor and endearing personality invariably made the world a more valuable place. Inherent wisdom and integrity always afforded us his counsel and guidance. “Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to Thy cross I cling” is the anthem of this servant now home for an eternal life of joy and praise in the presence of his Savior.

Visitation Saturday, May 12th at ELM GROVE EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 945 Terrace Drive from 9:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am. Immediately following service, the public is welcomed to the internment with full military honors at Highland Memorial Park, 14875 W Greenfield Ave, New Berlin. Then, all welcomed at Elm Grove Church for a catered lunch.

Memorials to Elm Grove Lutheran Church and School, LCMS Joint Seminary Fund and Lutheran Heritage Foundation.


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Visitation

Saturday

12

May

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Elm Grove Lutheran Church

945 Terrace Drive
Elm Grove, WI 53122

Service

Saturday

12

May

11:00 AM
Elm Grove Lutheran Church

945 Terrace Drive
Elm Grove, WI 53122

Cemetery Details

Location

Highland Memorial Park

14875 W. Greenfield Avenue
New Berlin, Wisconsin 53151

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