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Robert W Bogert

Robert W Bogert

Robert William Bogert, age 81, of Durand passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 10, 2024.

Robert was born September 29, 1942 in Montclair, New Jersey.  He was the son of Wilmer & Edna Bogert.  Robert graduated from Hanover Park High School in East Hanover, New Jersey in 1960.  After high school, he served in the Air Force from 1960-1964. He met his wife, Darlene (Halbleib) in 1970, they married in 1972 and started their family in Sun Prairie, WI. Robert and Darlene moved to Durand to take over the family business, the Durand Bakery in 1983 and have run it together since. Robert enjoyed spending time with his family and his yearly trips to New York to visit his brother and family.  He also had a love for trains and model airplanes.  He also enjoyed the occasional trip to the casino.

Robert is survived by his wife of 52 years, Darlene of Durand; his children Martin Munson of Spring Valley; Shelly (Mike) Barker of Dodge Center, MN; and Debbie Bogert (Pete Larson) of Nelson, WI.

Grandchildren Michael Britt, Randy Britt, Mason (Chelsea Lasker) Barker, Alex (Meg Vandehey) Munson, Tyler (Hannah) Munson, and Devon Larson.  Brother Richard (Edie) Bogert of Clifton Park, NY. 

Robert is proceeded in death by his parents Wilmer & Edna Bogert.

Special thank you to Judy Bauer, Jay Bauer, Stacy Carothers, and Diane Prissel.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 4:00pm-7:00PM Friday, June 21, 2024 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.

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


  1. Bruce and Donna Kern

    Darlene and family so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you ????

  2. Dick and Ruth Doughty

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s death.

  3. Ned & Anna Waltz

    Our Sympathy to Darlene and family. The Durand Bakery ALWAYS, looked out for the community of Durand! Bob will be missed! Rest in Peace!

  4. Durand Improvement Group

    Our sincerest condolences to Bob's family. The Durand Bakery has been a beloved business for many years and won't be the same without him.

  5. Kim Jacks

    So very sorry for your loss Darlene and family. Prayers and hugs to you all at this difficult time.

  6. Mary Schwartz

    So sorry for your loss your in my thoughts and prayers you,s have always had the best bakery items now he'll be making heaven smell wonderful along with his inlaws hugs Mary

  7. Brian Winnekins

    Im so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. It was always a pleasure talking with Bob about trains and of course, I loved the smell of the bakery during the early morning hours when I would be at work at WRDN.

  8. Barb Gibson

    To a wonderful talented man. Thanks for Good Baking Skills and Happy Smells. Prayers and Sympathy for Robert and family.

  9. Tony and Mary Ann Schuh

    So sorry for the loss of your families loved one. Prayer ???? to you all as you go through the difficult days. miky

  10. Kriss Ann Poeschel

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family.

  11. Donna Karshbaum

    So Sorry For Your Loss, God Bless Your Family, Sending Hugs and Prayers ????❤️????

  12. Gary and Kathy Rockwell

    Dear Darlene. Our deepest sympathies. We think of you and Bob often.
    Love hugs and prayers.
    Gary and Kathy ❤️????

  13. Linda Jourdan

    Sincerest condolences ???? to the entire family. Prayers and love being sent across the miles.

  14. Irish Jade

    My deepest heartfelt sympathy to Darlene & family of Robert’s.

  15. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Our sympathy to Darlene and family. He will be missed.

  16. Joanne Hovey

    So sorry for your loss.

  17. Tamora Bowen

    Our sincere condolences to the family❤️ He was a very sweet man.

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