Robert “Bob” K. Fergot, 87, Wausau passed away peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2023 while under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Wellington Place, Wausau.
He was born June 15, 1935 in Edgar, son of the late George and Marie (Devlin) Fergot. On October 27, 1962 he married Joyce Hilber, his wife of over 61 years, at Holy Name Catholic Church, Wausau. She survives.
For many years Bob was a Highway engineer for Marathon County. He also operated his own surveying business. He was instrumental in developing many subdivisions throughout Marathon County. Some of his favorite pastimes included fishing, golfing, hunting and traveling throughout the United States with his wife. He loved everything “nature” and spent countless hours outside in his yard.
Bob was a lifetime member of the Elk’s Club and Lion’s Club in Wausau. He enjoyed helping out at St. Matthew Catholic Church with the Treasure sale. He also spent many hours doing mission work for the Jamaica Project. This led to a mission trip to Jamaica where Bob and Joyce worked on various projects to help the people there.
Bob had a love for patriotism and served his country in the United States Army from 1956 until 1958.
Survivors include his loving wife, Joyce Fergot, Wausau, Gregg (Sarah) Fergot, Novato, CA, David (Ticia) Fergot, Syracuse, NY, and Lynn (Matthew) Mais, Waunakee, WI, his grandchildren Levi, Sammy, Lincoln, and Parker Fergot and Tyler, Nathan and Drew Mais. He is also survived by his brother, Harold “Sam” (Mary) Fergot, Presque Isle, his sister-in-laws, Sylvia Fergot, Edgar, Lois Fergot, Chula Vista, CA and Georgia Hilber, Chippewa Falls and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Edith Moore, Marjorie Palmiteer, Nancy Ulrich and his brothers, George, Roy, Gordon and Billy Fergot.
Bob’s gentle manner, his wisdom and love for family will be treasured.
We would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Wellington who gave Bob such dignity and care in his last days.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2023 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau. The Rev. Sebastian Kolodziejczyk will preside. Burial will be in the Edgar Cemetery on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. There will be a celebration to follow at The Palms in Weston, WI.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials will be given in Bob’s name to multiple places.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com