Robert 'Bob' Erdenberger

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Robert “Bob” Earl Erdenberger, 91, of Prairie du Chien, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien.  

Robert Earl was born May 20, 1928, to Elmer and Mildred (Zabel) Erdenberger in Prairie du Chien.  

He graduated high school from Prairie du Chien.  Robert proudly joined and served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953.  Bob was united in marriage with Mercedes Koecke in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1951.  They later divorced.  Bob worked for National Decorated Metal for 18 years in Prairie du Chien and at Johnson Gas and Appliance Company as a painter.  He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and V.F.W. in Prairie du Chien.  Bob enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, being outdoors and, in his younger years, he enjoyed roller skating.  He was a CB and Ham Radio Operator.

Bob is survived by his children, Earl (Lana) Erdenberger, of Rochester, Minn., Neil (Patricia Bunts) Erdenberger, of Prairie du Chien, Marla (Mark) Jenkins, of North Oaks, Minn., and Bonnie Hanson of Mountain Home, Ark.; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mae Hjelle.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Prairie du Chien, with Rev. Andy Doll as the officiant.  There will be a one-hour visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. before services at the funeral home on Tuesday.  Burial with Military Rites will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Prairie du Chien.  

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Prairie du Chien, is helping the family with arrangements.

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