Robert A. Jergens

Robert A. Jergens, of Sumner, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner celebrated by Rev. Daniel Knipper. Military Rites will follow at the Veterans Tribute Park conducted by Thomas E. Woods Post #223, American Legion of Sumner  and Brandenburg-Krueger Post #4013 V.F.W. of Tripoli.   Visitation will be held at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, August 12th, and for one hour preceding services time at the church on Monday.

Robert Allen, son of Howard and Emmaline (Walsh) Jergens was born October 5, 1940, in West Bend, Iowa. He received his education in the West Bend Schools graduating from West Bend High School in 1958, and just recently attended his 60th High School Reunion. Bob would later receive his Associates Degree. He served in the United States Army from December 5, 1960 until being honorably discharged on March 26, 1962. On January 21, 1961, he was united in marriage with Joan Johnson at St. Mary’s Church in Rochester, New York. Bob worked as a Superintendent of the municipal electric plant in West Bend for several years prior to taking the same position at the light plant in Sumner in January of 1979. He was a long time member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner and Thomas E. Woods Post #223, American Legion of Sumner, where he was very active and served as Commander for twelve years. Bob enjoyed fishing down at their cabin, playing cards and having coffee with his friends, but most especially, he cherished time with family.  

Bob is survived by his children, Gail (Kent) Wolfe of West Bend, Sharon (Dean Harville) Winger of Boscobel, Wisconsin, Dave (Anne) Jergens of Fairbank, Doug (Amy) Jergens of Gill, Colorado, Mike (Pam) Jergens of Sumner, and Greg (Lindsey) Jergens of Marengo; eighteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; eight siblings, Irene Frederiksen of West Bend, Marge Schmidt of Emmetsburg, Dale (Pam) Jergens of Guntersville, Alabama, twin brother, Richard “Putter” (Darlene) Jergens of Gilmore City, Helen (Jim) Carrigan of Emmetsburg, Janet (Larry) Bruggeman of Hoskins, Nebraska, Judy (Kenny) Habben of Humboldt, and Joe Jergens of Waterloo; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Joan who died March 4, 2017; brother, Donald Jergens; sister, Jane Hanselman; and three brothers-in-law, Richard Hanselman, Lawrence Frederiksen, and Don Schmidt.


Stephanie Hanson on August 14, 2018 at 12:17 PM said:

Mike and family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Bobs smile and laugh were infectious. He will be truly missed.
Deb Schnadt on August 10, 2018 at 2:49 PM said:

Mike and all of Bob’s family,
Please know that your SEMS family is grieving with you. Your dad was a very friendly gentleman. We will miss seeing him out and about in Sumner. We pray for God’s peace at this difficult time.
Bill and Marcie Frevert on August 10, 2018 at 1:56 PM said:

Marge and All, Our sincere sympathy. We’re never ready to lose those we love. May good memories be your treasure.
Mary Blair on August 10, 2018 at 11:52 AM said:

My deepest sympathy goes to Bob’s family and all brothers and sisters. My prayers are with you
Judy Zupke on August 10, 2018 at 7:29 AM said:

My sympathy to all the Jergens family in the loss of Bob. Always a great man to visit with. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Diane Weltner & Wendall Kueker on August 10, 2018 at 6:43 AM said:

Our hearts were deeply saddened by the news of Bob's passing. Our deepest sympathy to Doug, Amy & Todd, Mike & Pam and all others in the Jergen's family. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you all & give you comfort & peace during this difficult time. Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers.
Fred and Margaret McKim on August 10, 2018 at 5:07 AM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob’s family at this sad time. May was memories bring you comfort. Sincere Sympathy.
Nena Winter on August 9, 2018 at 10:32 PM said:

Out deepest sympathy to your family. So many great conversations with Bob over the years.

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