Obituary for Robert G. Leonhardt

Robert G. Leonhardt

Robert G. Leonhardt, 83, Stratford, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, in the Emergency Room of Marshfield Medical Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stratford, where the visitation will be from 9:30 am until service time. Rev. Sengole Vethanayagam will officiate. The service will be streamed online at will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Town of Eau Pleine, where military rites will be conducted by the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 6352 of Stratford. Grandchildren will serve as honorary and active pallbearers. Sauter / Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Robert was born on September 9, 1936, in Marshfield, to John F. “Jack” and Evelyn I. (Polege) Leonhardt, Sr. He was a 1955 graduate of Stratford High School.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving from November 30, 1955, until his honorable discharge on October 25, 1957. He married Carol A. Leick on December 28, 1957, in Stratford. She died on February 27, 1980.

Bob owned and operated Bob and Carol’s Bar and the Stratford Hotel and Bar. Most recently he had been a custodian at Stratford High School and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

He was a past member of the Stratford Lions Club and was Fire Chief of the Stratford Fire Department. He had a love for sports and watching his children and grandchildren playing sports. He was an avid Packers, Brewers and Bucks fan.

He is survived by his children, Dan (Connie) Leonhardt of Marshfield, Wendy (Don) Spindler, Alan (Pam) Leonhardt, Cheryl (Randy) Kaiser, and Kay (Jim) Leick, all of Stratford, Doug (Jenny) Leonhardt of Spencer and loving partner Nettie Nayes and family. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his siblings, Jim Leonhardt, Jerry (Carolyn) Leonhardt, and Dick (Marilyn) Leonhardt and Barbara (Jeff) Renniger.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and siblings, John, Jr., Marjorie Frane, Rita Eisenberg, Mary Ann Drexler, William Leonhardt, Judy Becker, and Marilyn Swacker.

Memorials may be designated to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and School.

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