Robert B. FroehlichIssue Date: November 21, 2018
Robert Bernard Froehlich, 82, of Crivitz, completed his life on earth on November 17, 2018.
Bob was born in Marinette on December 25, 1935 to Robert and Olga (nee Camlek) Froehlich.
Bob's life-long appreciation for learning was lovingly nurtured by his mother during their short time together.
While at Crivitz High School, Bob participated in football, basketball and track, advancing to the state finals in the one mile, and graduating in 1952. A Veteran, Bob served his country as a senior non-commissioned officer in the 82nd Airborne.
He was an avid fan of his alma maters, the University of Wisconsin (Platteville, Madison and Superior) and the University of Nebraska.
His entire professional life was dedicated to assuring that all children, no matter their abilities or means, received a quality public education and were afforded all of the opportunities their hard work deserved. He began his career as a young teacher and coach in Boscobel, Wisconsin, transitioned to administration, earning his Doctorate of Education in 1971 and retired as the Superintendent of the Marinette School District in 1994.
His contributions to public education continued after retirement, coming home to serve on the Crivitz School Board during the high school building project and then working for CESA 8 which he also referred to as coming home by once again directly working with students, this time the children of migrant workers.
His entire personal life was dedicated to his family. Bob's wife of 59 years, JoJo, daughters, Dawn (Grant) Clark of Ruskin, Florida, Cheryl (Tom) Zic of Valparaiso, Indiana, Gail (Clint) Rushing of Thornton, Colorado and grandchildren, Madison and Benjamin Rushing all benefitted from his wisdom, wit and words of encouragement.
He is survived by his brother, Frank Froehlich of Cedar Park, Texas; nieces, Debbie (Carol Ann) Froehlich and Gina (Javier) Cortes; aunt, Eleanor Gould of Weston, Wi. and step-grandchildren, Stephanie (Seth) Domazet, Sarah Jain, and Ryan (Lindsey) Zic, and many cousins, family and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents,; grandparents and two infant children, Scott Robert and Christie Jo.
Bob was proud of his family's long history in Crivitz, with homesteaders on both the Froehlich and Camlek sides. He channeled their work ethic and aversion to idle hands being equally adept at teaching advanced principles of school finance, championing multi-million dollar building projects, planting/harvesting a crop or maintaining his temperamental antique tractors"his pride and joy.
Bob's generosity and genuine concern will be missed by so many.
In lieu of flowers, donations to The Rainbow House, (Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, Inc.),1530 Main Street, Marinette, Wisconsin in Bob's memory would be appreciated. Family will greet relatives and friends Saturday, November 24, 2018, from 9 am until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at St Mary's Catholic Church in Crivitz, Rev. Fredrick Sserugga, officiating. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home of Crivitz is assisting the family with arrangements.
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