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Robert L. Ogle
1934 - 2015
Robert L. Ogle, 81, a resident of Kenosha, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24,
2015, in Tampa, Florida. Robert was born on Feb. 5, 1934, in Milwaukee to the
late John and Lillian (nee Hay) Ogle. He attended local schools and
graduated from Kenosha High School in 1952. He was a member of the
1951-1952 Kenosha High School Football Championship team. Robert went on
to play football for the Fresno State Bulldogs after graduation. In 1954,
he joined the United States Army, stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. He was an
instructor of artillery and small arms, achieving the rank of Sergeant.
On July 1, 1954, he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life Joan Frederick. Together they managed Roosevelt Lanes. Robert served the bowling community of Kenosha as an establishment owner, bowler, President of the Menís Bowling Association, Board member for 19 years and in 2011 he was inducted into the Menís Bowling Association of Kenosha Hall of Fame. Robert worked as an electrician. He was employed by Pieper Power in Milwaukee, American Motors Corporation and retired from Chrysler Corporation in 1985. He continued to work for Maurer Electric until 2000. Bob was passionate about volunteering and giving back to others. He was a member of the Moose Club, Elks Club, Danish Brotherhood, North Side Happy Hour Club, American Legion, the Kenosha Yacht Club and Union Local 72. In addition to volunteering with these organizations, he also volunteered with the KYF Barracudas, Band Boosters, St. Maryís Lutheran Church, and Our Savior Lutheran Church of Tampa, Fla. Bob never met a stranger and seemed to run into someone he knew no matter how far from home he was. He enjoyed traveling and taking numerous cruises throughout the Caribbean. He spent many weekends boating with his family and friends on local lakes.
Robert is survived by his children, Sandra Danyluk of Tampa, Fla., Debra (Jeffrey) Ogle-Barton of Newark, Del., and Barbara Ogle of Clover, S.C., Robert Ogle of Antioch, Ill.; grandson, Andrew Ballman of Clover, S.C., Natalie and Jeffrey Barton; sister-in-law Mary Ogle; a nephew Tom Ogle; niece Lisa Ogle; and one spoiled cat ďJack.Ē
Robert was preceded in death by his wife Joan; a brother John Ogle; his parents John and Lillian Ogle (nee Hay); in-laws, John and Mildred Frederick (nee Hansen); and son-in-law John Louie Danyluk. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Robertís life Sunday, July 17, 2016, at the Kemper Center. The Service will begin at 2 p.m. following with full military honors. Friends may call on the family at the Kemper Center until 6 p.m. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial scholarship fund in Robertís name is being established. Gifts may be made to the trustee - Sandra Danyluk.