Robert (Bob) William Nachreiner
Robert (Bob) William Nachreiner, age 91, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2022. He was born in Plain, Wisconsin on June 14, 1931 to Sylvester and Laura (Reuschlein) Nachreiner. Bob attended St. Lukes School in Plain, Wisconsin. On July 13, 1951, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was a Staff Sargent honorably discharged in 1955. He served during the Korean War maintaining electronics on B36 bombers. While in the service, he was stationed at Rapid City, South Dakota; El Paso, Texas and Guam.
He met his wife Marge (Margaret Ann Lochner) at a wedding dance at Ganser’s Resort on Fish Lake. They were married on June 7, 1952 and celebrated 69 years of marriage. Bob and Marge made their home in Sauk City and raised six children. He attended Wisconsin School of Electronics and was employed by Ace Hardware repairing TV’s and radios. He also worked at RayOVac as an electronics technician. He went on to own his own communication business, Tri-County Communications. He provided and serviced two-way radios for several emergency services and businesses. Later on, he and Marge purchased a shoe store in Sauk City and combined the two businesses. He retired in 2005 when a fire destroyed the building.
Bob volunteered as a fireman for Sauk City Fire Department in 1958 and retired 36 years later. He was also a charter member of the Sauk Prairie Ambulance Association and served for 26 years. Bob loved going to the lodge at the “40” near Plain. In his later years, sitting on the front porch watching nature and enjoying a fine cigar was a great pleasure for him. Many hunting trips, family and friend gatherings were enjoyed there.
He is survived by his children; Sue Nachreiner, Rob (Jackie) Nachreiner, Jan (Bill) Hendrickson, Diane (Phil) Ganser, Dave (Jane) Nachreiner, Paul (Chris) Nachreiner, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also survived by his siblings; Richard (Mary Frances) Nachreiner, Ray (Martha) Nachreiner, and Rita Kaiser, sisters and brother in-law Elaine Lochner, Ann Gaukel, Earl (Chris) Lochner and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife Margaret (2/27/2022), parents, an infant brother, brother Ralph (Polly) Nachreiner, mother and father in-law Aurelia and August Lochner, brothers and sisters in-law; Vic (Betty) Lochner, Alex (Amelda) Lochner, Jerry Lochner, Ken (Mary Jane) Lochner, Tom Gaukel, Jim Kaiser.
The family would like to thank the staff of Maplewood and Maplewood Village for their kind and considerate care.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could’ve done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly… who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.- Theodore Roosevelt.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at Hooverson Funeral Home in Sauk City from 10:00 am to 11:15 am. A mass of Christian burial will follow at Saint Aloysius Catholic Church in Sauk City at 11:30 am. Interment will be at St. Aloysius cemetery. Military honors will be provided by VFW Lachmund Cramer Post 7694. A luncheon will follow at The Dorf Haus in Roxbury.
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