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Leon R. Kogler

Aug 15, 1931 - Mar 19, 2019

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Leon R. Kogler, age 87, passed away on March 19, 2019 at Sheboygan Progressive. He was born in Sheboygan on August 15, 1931 to the late Joseph and Adeline (Grunow) Kogler. Leon graduated from Central High School in 1950. On July 2, 1955 he was married to Helen Brocker. Leon worked at Hayssen Manufacturing for 40 years until his retirement in 1994. Leon served in the United States Army from 1952-1954 in the 2nd Armored Division during the Korean War while stationed in Germany. He enjoyed his family the most but also enjoyed playing cards, taking drives along the lake and the Kettle Moraine area and using his computer. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Leon is survived by his sons, Keith (Stephanie) Kogler of Sheboygan, Daniel Kogler of Mount Pleasant, WI and Patrick (Roxanne) Kogler of Carmel, IN; daughter, Bonnie (Jack) Nutter of McFarland, WI; grandchildren, Jessica (Ashliegh) Grosshuesch, Rick (Nicole) Kogler, Rachel Kogler, Michael (Jackie) Kogler, Christina (Brian) Fee, Jacqueline (Michael) Newholm, Jaime Kogler, Zachary Kogler and Anna Kogler; great-grandchildren, Grace, Leah, Leo, Finn, Ava, Madison, Connor, Nicole, Ryan, Ethan, Grayson and Kade.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen; parents and brothers, James and Thomas Kogler.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, March 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1305 Humboldt Ave, Sheboygan, with Fr. Paul Fliss officiating. There will be a time for visitation from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Following Mass, interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery.
A special thank you is extended to all of his doctors and the nursing staff of Sheboygan Progressive and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their compassionate care of Leon and his family. Memorials preferred to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com.

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Friday Mar 22, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church [map]

Visitation

Date: Friday Mar 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church [map]

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Charles Kogler

I was very sad when my brother Paul informed me of Leon's passing. I always enjoyed seeing Leon when I used to take my dad (Frank Kogler) up to Sheboygan to see his family. We used to stop in to see Adeline as well as Leon and Helen on those visits. Leon always seemed to have a smile on his face no matter what was going on in his life and was always kind to us. We will miss him. Best wishes and my deepest sympathy to Leon's children and his extended family.

Cary & Deb

Dan, We never got to meet your Dad, but you always spoke so highly of him and your love for him. You know we are here to help you through this. In our Thoughts Always.

Kogler family + relatives in Europe

I’m sending condolences from Europe on behalf of Lisbeth Muhr and her family in Norway. They met Leon & Helen (with Uncle Frank) some years ago and had fond memories of their trip to Wisconsin visiting their distant Kogler relatives. We - Kara, Hugo, and Katarina - are also saddened by the news of our beloved Uncle Leon. He was an absolute treasure who we will always remember for his kindness. We - Kara, Hugo and Katarina -

William A. Mulholland

Jennifer Peters, my sister living in Michigan, just called me with the sad news of our Uncle Leon's passing. As I, and I guess, almost all of us do, when we get calls from family, I anticipated bad news, sigh. As we chatted, we reminisced about the many many family gatherings we had in long past years, uncles aunts, cousins, at our grandparent's, Arthur and Helen Brocker's, home in New Holstein. It was a huge house, I think, a former boarding house, so large it had, actually, two adjacent addresses. It easily accomodated the large family get-togethers we had, on lotsa weekends. Despite the large numbers of adults and kids, I do not recall any instances of arguments or bad feelings. Of course, this was due to the natural respect and overall friendliness we all had for each other. It just was the way we all were. Leon and Helen epitomized that attitude and were great examples of responsible, caring parents, raising their children to live their lives also in that fashion. My memories of those times come flooding back, sweet, but, too, sad that it seems they went by so quickly. The best measure of a man's success in life is seen in the lives of his children. As such, my Uncle Leon was simply the Best. My sincere condolences to all his family, friends (I know he has many), and all loved ones.