Bill Kober

JEFFERSON — William Lee “Bill” Kober passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at his home in Jefferson.

He was born on July 10, 1941, in Sheboygan, to David and Amalie (Eirich) Kober.

He married Roxalyn Strutz on July 1, 1967, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Bill served his country as a corporal in the United States Marine Corps from 1961 to 1967.

He worked at General Motors Corporation in Janesville for many years until his retirement, and was an active member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson.

Bill loved doing crafts with his granddaughter, crossword puzzles, watching sporting events, and socializing with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Roxie of Jefferson; daughter, Kelly Kober of Fort Atkinson; son, Jeffery (Angela) Kober of Jefferson; and granddaughter, Myah Kober. He also is survived by sisters, Marilyn (Ron) DeKarske of Florida, Sherry Baalke of Sheboygan and Linda (Wayne) Thiel of Sheboygan; brothers, Thomas (Dora) Kober of Janesville and Gary (Karen) Kober of Winchester, Va.; sisters-in law, Judy Kober of Sheboygan and Dawn Kober of Jefferson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Mark Kober, Ron Kober and Robert Kober; and brother-in-law, Thomas Baalke.

Funeral services for Bill will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 5, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson.

Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be given in Bill’s name to St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home in Jefferson is assisting with arrangements.

Visit www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com to leave condolence or light a candle in his memory.

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