In loving memory of

Bob Wohlferd
April 1, 1943 - April 3, 2021

Robert (Bob) Wohlferd, 78, of St. Charles died Friday evening, April 2, 2021, at his home. Bob was born April 1, 1943 in Pepin, WI to Albert and Wava (Urban) Wohlferd. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1960 and was stationed in Germany. Bob met Mary Hall of Plainview on a blind date in 1966. On September 16, 1967, they were married at St. Joachim Catholic Church in Plainview. They made their home in St. Charles. Bob farmed before going on to drive truck for Home Produce, Patterson Quarries, Schott Distributing, and Wilson Trucking, which later became Lawrence Transportation. Following his retirement from trucking Bob went on to work as a janitor for St. Charles Public Schools.

Bob is a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and the St. Charles Moose Lodge. As a young man, Bob frequently enjoyed playing horseshoes and bowling. As their family grew, camping became a pastime they all looked forward to. Throughout the years, Bob and his boys created many memories on fishing and hunting trips to Canada, Alaska, Colorado, and Texas. After retirement, he enjoyed working on his tractors, bird watching, visiting their place in Texas, playing beanbags, watching old western movies, and spending time in his shed. He also loved to work in his garden, eagerly anticipating planting each spring. Most of all Bob loved to be with his children and his family. Although Bob loved all his grandchildren the same, he had a very special bond with his youngest grandchild, Briggs, in whom he referred to as Briggsy. Bob always had a story to tell about something Briggs did or said. If he didn't see Briggs that day, he'd ask Mary, "I wonder what Briggsy did today." Bob's devoted love for his wife, Mary, was always evident, in everything he did.

Survivors include his wife, Mary, their four sons, Mike (Jean Johnston) of St. Charles; Bob, Jr. (Andrea Young) of Hayfield; Geoff (Angela Haberman) of Blooming Prairie and Randy (Melissa) of St. Charles, grandchildren, Nathan (Caity), Andy, Samantha, Jerod, Carissa, Robert (Asta), Maryx, Jordan, Alyzia (Nick), Trystan, James, Corey, Casey, Addison, Ava, Braxton, Brynn and Briggs, six great-grandchildren, Brooks, Jace, Beau, Carter, Dean and Mason, and his brother, Dennis (Joanne) Wohlferd of St. Charles. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Deanna. A Funeral Mass for Bob will be 11 a.m., April 8, 2021 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with the Reverend Tim Biren officiating. Burial of Bob's cremated body will follow at Calvary Cemetery, with the St. Charles American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War Posts conducting military graveside honors. A visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hoff Funeral Service in St. Charles and one hour before services at the church on Thursday. A reception with family and friends will follow services at The Garage in St. Charles. Please share a memory of Bob at his online guestbook and view his video tribute, when it becomes available at


derbe44@ wrote on Apr 12, 2021:

"Bob was just fun and funny always a smile on his face. Bob will be missed, by his wife and boys and all friends and relatives. Sorry for your loss."

Lyman Younger wrote on Apr 8, 2021:

"Bob , my cousin, my childhood friend and sometimes my tormenter! Both of us born in 43, he was first in April ,I was in October and he never let me forget he was older. One of my favorite memories was a St Charles high school reunion for my wife Marilyn (McGuire) and all the food was served, except for me, and guess who was standing in the kitchen holding up my plate and laughing, good old cousin Bob! My sympathy to the family and prayers to all. Lyman Younger"

Kim Schott Steiger wrote on Apr 8, 2021:

"I loved Bob\'s laugh and his humor. Time spent with him and Mary was always filled with merriment. God speed my friend, you may be gone from this earth but will never be forgotten."

Tom & Olivia Heim wrote on Apr 7, 2021:

"Our sincere sympathy to Mary and the boys and families. Our love and prayers to all. Tom and Olivia Heim"

Scott Kobs wrote on Apr 6, 2021:

"Bob was one of the nicest guys I have met while living in St. Charles. His gentle nature and fun personality was refreshing to be around. Take care Mary and family. "

Ron and Deb Bemmert wrote on Apr 6, 2021:

"Our deepest sympathy Mary and family I thoughts and prayers are with you"

Tom & Olivia Heim wrote on Apr 6, 2021:

"Our sincere sympathy and prayers for Bob and his family. Our love and prayers, Tom and Olivia Heim"

Fred and Shirley Carlson wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"Mary and family. I couldn\'t believe my eyes when I saw the notice. We have so many fond memories of our camping days. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. We feel your loss. He leaves a wonderful legacy in his family. You can certainly be proud of who he was. Hugs."

Mike & Wendy Miller wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"Mary and family: We are so sorry to hear about Bob. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in your loss now and in the days ahead. Deepest Sympathies. Mike & Wendy Miller"

Beth Mueller wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"Wohlferd Family , You have my deepest condolences for your loss, "

Gary and Shirley Neumann wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"Mary and family you have our sympathies for your loss. Hold all those great memories close to your heart during this difficult time. "

Deb Wiskow wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"Mary and family. So sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. Please know that you all will be in my prayers."

Diane Ruehling (Siebenaler) wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"Mary & Family: So sorry to hear of your loss.Bob truly was a great guy,one of a kind. Diane Ruehling (Siebenaler)"

Larry and Joanne small wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"Mary Mike Bob Geoff Randy snd families we are sending our sympathy and hugs to you all. I don?t think we ever called each other by our real name it was always hi grandma and I would say hi grandpa such silly fun and good times we all had enjoyed .Blessings to you all "

Maribeth Garteski (Kalmes) wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"Mary and Family, we were so saddened to hear about Bob. Yet another great guy gone to early . Heaven has gained a great angel to watch over so many. You have our deepest sympathy and hugs to you all. Terry & Maribeth Garteski"

Janell Dahl wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"Mary and family, I find it very hard to imagine not seeing Bob somewhere around town. He was such a great guy, always smiling, always friendly. Orv and I enjoyed it when he would see us outside and would stop in when riding the ATV past our house. It seems like I have known him forever. First when the boys came for daycare and then wrestling for a lot of years. It was a pleasure to know him; he sure is gonna be missed by so many. Know that you are all in our hearts and prayers. God Bless you all! RIP Bob. Janell and Orv"

Melanie (Schott) Munroe wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"Mary ~ Mike, Bob, Geoff, & Randy & Family ? My deepest sympathy to you all. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Hugs and prayers. I grew up with the Wohlferd?s, not only due to daycare living, but because of our deep family roots and many years camping, riding dirt bike with the boys, school events, and then some?..they were my brothers and we were their sisters. Bob was always considered another dad to me, and he treated me well. He would always have a big smile on his face and give me the biggest hug whenever he would see me?.and very rarely would he forget my birthday. He was always a happy go lucky guy and a great dad who loved to hunt, fish, garden, camp, travel, and spend time with his family and friends. I will definitely miss honking at Bob working in his garden when I drive back to town to visit, but it?s comforting to know I will still be honking at Mary as she will be there working hard in their beautiful garden! Bob, you will be missed dearly but never forgotten. I have a lot of great memories to cherish, and you will always have a special place in my heart. God Bless until we meet again my dear friend. Love you always. Melanie (Schott) Munroe ~ "

Pug and Frank Murphy wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"We are do saddened to hear of your loss of Bob. What a guy he was. We have many wonderful memories of him, ie. Frank and Bob?s trip to Belodi?s for pizza. Now we need tuck those memories deep in our hearts snd he will always be with us. Prayers and hugs to you all. "

Bill Eckles wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"To Mary and family and friends of Bob. I am so very sorry for your loss. Bob will be missed but never forgotten.. please accept my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. "

Scott Schwieder wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"Mary & boys, my deepest sympathy at this very difficult time. Being a neighbor for several years it was my privilege to get to know Bob and all of your family and to make lifelong friends. He always had a smile & friendly smile/greeting when I ran into him, what a great guy. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. RIP Big Bob."

Lyman and Susan Kurth wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lyman and Susan Pieper Kurth"

Ruth Melbo grandbois wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"it won\'t seem the same this summer not seeing Bob and Mary working in their garden, we lost a good man."

Julie Zalky wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"So very sorry for your loss. He was a great man. Loving and caring family man with a great sense of humor. He will be missed by many. Lots of hugs and prayers."

Shannon Jeffries wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"Sending prayers to Mary and the rest of your family. My best memories of Bob were the many times he had to help me get up their driveway in the winter to get Edison and Elissa to daycare because If it snowed I could never get up the driveway. Bob would just shake his head. "

Lynn Bockenhauer wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"Neighbor, God Father of Hunter, friend, always a smile when we would see each other. Big Bob you will be missed. "

Jon and Teri Arnold wrote on Apr 4, 2021:

"Mary and family, we are so sorry to hear about Bob. We have so many memories through the years - especially during the time the boys wrestled. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all."

Carol Packer wrote on Apr 4, 2021:

"So sorry Mary, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bob will be greatly missed.???"

Carol Packer wrote on Apr 4, 2021:

"So sorry Mary, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bob will be greatly missed.???"

Karen Henry wrote on Apr 4, 2021:

"I send hugs and prayers to you Mary and to your family. I am so sorry to hear of Bob?s passing. "

Mardy Midler wrote on Apr 4, 2021:

"My prayers and sympathy to all of Bob?s family. He was a special guy in the St. Charles class of 1961."

chuck mccarthy wrote on Apr 4, 2021:

"Our condolences to the family and we will keep him in our prayers. Bob was a good guy . "