THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Henry F. Kobus
Issue Date: January 2, 2013
Henry F. Kobus, 79, of Green Bay passed away Friday, Dec. 28 at his home after a battle with a rare form of stomach cancer.
The son of the late Emil and Minnie (Bieber) Kobus was born June 20, 1933 in the Town of Brazeau. He attended Golden Horn grade school, a one room school house from 1940 to 1947.
He spent his childhood growing up around White Potato Lake where he learned to hunt anything that could run or fly, catch anything that could swim and pick anything that was edible. He served in the United States Army in Germany from 1955 to 1957 where he received his GED. He married Carol Schwartz on Aug. 5, 1961 at St. Mary Church, Crivitz. He worked for High Line Construction for a year, then as an engineering technician with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for 30 years as an inspector on many of the major bridge projects in Northeastern Wisconsin until he retired in 1990. He was fortunate to spend most of his life and his retirement in good health enjoying the outdoors and all it had to offer with family and friends until the last year of his life.
Surviving are his wife, Carol; three children, Faith (Don) Murray, Kurt (Lisa) and Tom (Lynn), all of Green Bay; four grandchildren; two sisters, Ella Patz and Helen Zeitler, both of Pound; a sister-in-law, Josephine Kobus of Marinette and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lori Lee; three brothers, Chet, Roy and Elmer Kobus and a sister, Marion Buege.
Family and friends may call at the Nicolet Memorial Gardens, 2770 Bay Settlement Road, Green Bay from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3 with interment to follow. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.