THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Robert P. Micoley
Issue Date: August 27, 2014
Robert Bob P. Micoley, 85, Oconto Falls, passed away early Monday morning, Aug. 25 at home, surrounded by his family.
Born March 15, 1929 in Oconto County, to Paul and Elsie (Compe) Micoley, he grew up in rural Oconto Falls where he attended Kelly Brook Elementary School and graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1946. He entered the United States Army and served in Korea during the war until his honorable discharge. On Oct. 3, 1953, he married Norene Anderson at Maple Valley Lutheran Church and lived most his life in the Oconto Falls area, where he farmed, was employed by Zippel Construction and drove bus for the school district.
A member of Riverview Alliance Church in Oconto Falls and the Oconto Falls American Legion Post #302., he will be remembered for the love he had for his family and the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and golfing and for his sense of humor.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Norene Micoley, Oconto Falls; two children, Bruce (Debbie) Micoley, Suring and Lynn (Steve) Selissen, Suamico; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Annette Peters, Milwaukee; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Charlotte Micoley, Green Bay, Edith Sellen, Lena, Dolores Sellen, Oconto Falls, John Wilson and Dale Mikkelson, both of Gillett; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Arlyn Micoley; three brothers-in-law, Harvey Peters, Clifford Sellen and Calvin Sellen and two sisters-in-law, Ellen Wilson and Ethel Mikkelson.
Visitation will be held at Riverview Alliance Church in Oconto Falls from 3 p.m. until time of funeral services at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, with Pastor Kevin Kuhn officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Spruce. Jones Funeral Service of Oconto Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.