Obit: Langfeldt, Robert M. (1932 – 2014)


Surnames: Langfeldt, Rueth, Wolfe, Wirkus, Oestreich, Bender, Polasek

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 10 Dec 2014

Langfeldt, Robert M. (27 JUN 1932 – 5 DEC 2014)

Robert M. Langfeldt, 82, Loyal, passed away on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at his home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal. Rev. Steve Brice officiated. Burial followed in the parish cemetery.

Robert Max Langfeldt was born on June 27, 1932, in the town of Beaver, rural Loyal, a son of Max and Frances (nee Rueth) Langfeldt. The family moved to the Spokeville area for a few years before moving into Loyal in 1938. Bob was raised and received his education in Loyal, graduating from Loyal High School in 1951. He joined the National Guard in 1949, was activated into the U.S. Army in 1961 during the Berlin Crisis, and was stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash., for one year. After graduating from high school and when he returned to Loyal from his active service, Bob worked for his father, Max Langfeldt & Sons Construction. He married Darlene D. Wolfe on May 31, 1956, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal. In 1971, he started his own business, Bob's Electric, and worked until 2011. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal, the St. Francis of Assisi Church at Pier Lake, the Loyal American Legion Post #175, the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Fatima Council #4963, the 40 et 8 Voiture, the Loyal Fire Department, the Clark County Area Veterans Council and the Loyal Historical Society. Bob had many interests, but especially loved spending time at the cottage, being outdoors, being in high places, playing cards, antique cars, watching sports, campfires and snowmobiling. He did a lot of volunteer work, was active with The Highground, was involved with Cub Scouts from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, co-founded the Snow Angels snowmobile club in 1969, and promoted the Corn Fest including hanging the banner on Main Street.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene, Loyal; four children, Jeff (Laurie) Langfeldt, Plymouth, Minn., Julie Langfeldt, Oconomowoc, John Langfeldt, Hudson, and Jean Langfeldt, Chanhassen, Minn.; two grandchildren, Alex and Megan Langfeldt; three sisters, Lois (Tom) Wirkus, Onalaska, Joann Oestreich, Loyal, and Bonnie Bender, Beaver Dam; four brothers, Alan (Barb) Langfeldt, Loyal, Herb (Donna) Langfeldt, Loyal, Dan (Karlene) Langfeldt, Surprise, Ariz., and Steve (Jodi) Langfeldt, Beaver Dam; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Helen Polasek and Diane Langfeldt in infancy.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.



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