In Memory

Robert K Bogner

Robert K Bogner

Friends: Sad news came my way this morning that our classmate, Bob Bogner had died last night (5-12-20). Deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to Bob's family. Arrangements are pending. DJ

Here is his obituary his family posted. DJ

On May 12th, 2020 Robert (Bob) E. Bogner passed away at his home.  Bob was born on October 7th, 1948 in Wooster, OH.  He graduated from Wooster High School in 1967, attended the College of Wooster, and served in the Vietnam War from June 1969 to May 1970 with the Army Engineers.  He was third generation co-owner of Bogner Construction Company, the family construction business that was started in 1897, worked there for over 48 years, and just retired on December 31st, 2018.

Bob was proceeded in death by his Mother, Bunny Bogner and infant brother Robert Allen.

He is survived by his wife Nancy (Hartzler) Bogner who he married on July 31st, 1982, his father Robert "Pete" Bogner who will turn 100 years old in July, his sister Barb Patterson (Bill), three children - Brian (Amy), Mike (Kelli), Adam (Bernadette), seven grandchildren - Bailey, Garrett, Piper, Grady, Archie, Owen, Bunny, and his business partner and cousin, Ted Bogner.

He was a man of few words...but those words usually contained wisdom.  He was active in support of the community.  He was a longtime member of Kiwanis of Wooster, served as Chairman of the Board of Goodwill of Wayne & Holmes Counties, served as President of Builder's Exchange of NE Ohio, and President of the Triway Athletic Booster Club.

He was an avid outdoorsman and had many interests and hobbies.  He traveled every year for over 30 years to South Dakota for pheasant hunting, he was a founding member of Charlie's Annex - a deer hunting club that traveled to Zaleski, OH every year, he enjoyed hunting turkey and deer on his farm in Wayne County, he has traveled out west hunting elk and antelope, he enjoyed fishing in Canada once or twice a year, his trap shooting team at Wayne County Coon Hunters and Silver Dollar Sportsman Club won many championships over the years.  He also obtained his private pilot’s license and flew for many years.  More recently he was known for constantly driving around town and doing "drive-by's" of friends and family houses to check on things.  Those drive-by's, his guidance, and unique wit will be deeply missed.  

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05/14/20 10:34 AM #1    

Dennis Clark

Bob was a great classmate.  Proud of his family, his company, and the city of Wooster.  Well done.  RIP.

05/14/20 01:14 PM #2    

Pamela Simpson (Bush)

I took care of Bob's dad, Pete, and had conversations with him in his dad's home almost every Sunday for 3 years. At first he didn't have much to say, but in time he started talking, laughing, and sharing high school stories. Bob loved Nancy and his family. He always had a grin on his face whenever he mentioned any of them. He was a good man! Prayers to the family! RIP, Bob. You will be missed!

05/16/20 11:52 AM #3    

Stephen Lynn Reed



Bob you will be missed greatly. I prayed that you would be healed and that you would enjoy retirement and your family. I will miss talking you. We had alot of great times growing up and i will alway remember them. My prayers go out to your family. 



05/17/20 12:11 PM #4    

Martha Taylor (Starr)

Sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. We went to school together from elementary through high school graduation. So sorry for his lovely wife, Nancy. It is always hard to loose a loved one but these times makes it even more difficult.

05/18/20 03:46 PM #5    

Stephen Cope

Wow.  Bob's passing is hard for me to believe.  This is going to be a huge loss for Wooster.  Bob's parents, Pete and Bunny, were very close friends of my parents, Bob and Barbara Cope, and socialized frequently, so I knew Bob for most of his young life (until we moved from Wooster when I was 20.). He was such a sweet guy.  My deepest condolences to the famiy.  

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