Robert G. Kieslich

Robert Gary Kieslich, 76, of Shawano, passed away on Jan. 7.

Bob was born March 21, 1940, in Elcho. He graduated from Elcho High School and continued on to receive a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He then continued his education and received a master’s degree in education administration from the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Bob joined the U.S. Army, serving as a military policeman in Stuttgart, Germany, after which he became a police officer in Rhinelander. Bob was married to Arlene Diadul on Feb. 19, 1966. They were married for 37 years. He married Yvonne Fairchild on April 28, 2007. She preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2014.

Bob’s career focus was in school administration in various districts throughout the state of Wisconsin. His interests included fishing, hunting, bird watching, and collecting coins, stamps and Native American artifacts. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

Bob is survived by his three daughters, Kara Logan, Koren Bergeron and Holly Sanger; granddaughter, Parker Bergeron; sister, Jodi Hanson; stepchildren, Keith, Sarah and Scott Fairchild; and stepgrandchildren, Nick, Travis and Tyler Fairchild.

His parents, Virgil and Joyce Kieslich; his younger brother, Terry Kieslich; and his wife, Yvonne Kieslich, preceded him in death.

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 141 S. Smalley St., Shawano. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 117.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the services.