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Robert M Krings

Robert M Krings

Robert Krings, age 54 of Plum City, passed away unexpectedly on September 23, 2023 near Woodville, WI. 

Bob was born on August 28, 1969, in Menomonie, WI to James and Patricia (Hutchins) Krings. He grew up and lived his entire life on the family dairy farm near Exile, WI. Shortly after graduating from Elmwood High School in 1988, Bob began working at Meyer Utility Structure in Hager City, WI and proceeded to work at Meyer for nearly 35 years until his passing. Bob was a hard worker, took pride in what he did and was incredibly skilled as a CNC operator. 

Bob was a huge racing fan and loved traveling to dirt track courses across the state. He routinely returned with oversized t-shirts of his favorite drivers to share with his nieces and nephews. Growing up, Bob was a wizard at Rubik’s Cube and Pac-Man and ran many racks at the pool table. Bob was a gentle and kind man that would drop everything to help a friend. He was beloved Uncle Bobby to his many nieces and nephews.  

Bob is survived by his father James and wife Berneice of Elmwood, WI; six siblings: Mike (Maureen) of Prescott, WI, Kathy Maves (Mike) of Wausau, WI, Mark Krings of New Brighton, MN Shari Schwartz (Pete) of Knapp, WI,  Sue Anderson (Rick) of Elmwood, WI and Bruce Krings (Tammy) of Savage, MN; fifteen nieces and nephews: Brandon Kesler, Ben Krings (Saira), Anna Ash (Ethan), Jordan Maves, Angelia Johnson (Mitch), Alyssa Krings, Alan Anderson (Chynna), Patrick Maves (Toni), Dustin Krings (Anita), Carly Maves, Mariah Krings, Jessica Schwartz, Emily Schwartz, Ellie Krings and Caroline Krings; five great nieces and nephews: Addalyne Ash, Reese Ash, Flynn Ash, Charlotte Anderson and Emmett Johnson. 

He is preceded in death by his Mother Patricia, Uncle Chuck Hutchins and Aunt Sharon Jusela. 

Prayer Service will be 7:00PM Thursday, September 28, 2023 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand. Burial will be 10:30AM on Friday in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Plum City. Visitation will be held from 4:00PM-7:00PM Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand. 

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family. 


  1. Dutch Elbe

    Bob, you were a good guy. Who always had time to talk and visit with people. Sorry you had to leave so soon. My condolences to Jim and all the famiily.

  2. Russ & Mandy Phillips

    I remember Bobby from a very young age when I was in Elmwood High School I would go and tutor his class in reading... He was always such a quiet, shy and sweet boy....
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to Bobby's family and friends...
    Rest in peace Bobby....

  3. Beckie Boigenzahn

    Jim and Krings Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  4. marge binkowski

    Very sorry for your loss. Bob was Sally's classmate. Our Sympathy to you all. Marge and Tony Binkowski

  5. Nelson Family

    Dear Krings Family, we are sending you our sincerest condolences on your loss. You are in our prayers.

  6. Cassandra Lopez

    Worked with him at Meyers, we had a lunch meet up at Hager chicken, and then bumping into him every once in a while to eat at Beavs. He was always a sweet and a hard working man. Didn’t have a mean bone in his body, and always gave everyone at work racing shirts when he went to the track. May he rest in paradise.

  7. Beth Hartung

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

  8. Tom and Jeanne Hartung

    Our condolences. Great guy, so sorry to lose such a man. He will be missed.

  9. Beth Hartung

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

  10. kathy & bob geraets

    condolences to the families on the sudden loss of Bob

  11. Joe Weber

    To the entire Krings family, so sorry for your loss of Bob. He was a real nice guy.

  12. Jeannine Larson

    Thank you for stopping to talk to us. You had time for us and I never felt rushed. You will truly be missed by me and I am just glad you were in my life. Rest in peace dear Robert.

  13. Barb (Rhiel) Steenerson

    Grew up as neighbors. Love the whole family. So sorry for your loss Krings family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


    My sympathy and prayers to the Krings family.

  15. kathi jensen

    RIP Bobbie. My sympathy to the Krings family.

  16. oscar machado

    So sorry at the family krings Bob was a great friend I work with he for many years at thomas&Betts we miss he and pray ???? for his family ????

  17. Brooklynn Dresel

    I’m so sad to hear about Bobby, it was always so nice to see him come in to eat. He was such a sweet guy. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  18. Rick Plumer

    Mike, sorry to hear about your brother. Prayers and condolences to you and your family.

  19. Joanne “McRoberts” Hovey

    So very sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. Many memories of him in the Exile days. Sympathy to family and friends.

  20. Kris Anderson

    My heartfelt condolences to your family. Bobby was a kind soul who would always give you a hand when needed.

  21. Ed McRoberts

    Jim and family, Lots of memories of Bob from the Exile days. May your memories provide some comfort during this tragic time.

  22. Janet BethkeEde

    My sincere sympathy to the entire Krings family. My heart breaks for all of you. Gone too soon. Prayers.

  23. William McRoberts

    I knew Bobby his whole life , he was always was such a good guy. We talked so many times about any and everything. We joked back an forth almost everytime we saw each other. I am just so sorry for your family's loss, Bobby will be missed.

  24. Brenda Kado

    I remember Bobby so well from third grade. He was quiet, hard working, and a friend to all. He was such a sweet guy. I am so sorry to hear of his tragic death. May he rest in peace and contentment in our Lord’s loving arms!!!

  25. Tammy Sachse

    Dear Krings family. I’m so sorry to hear about Bobby.

  26. Jenn Penny

    Bobby was a good man. He will be missed by so many.

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