Robert F. Tulgestke, 83, of Ocqueoc passed away peacefully while he was bringing in firewood with his tractor October 18, 2021.
He was born February 13, 1938 in Moltke to Arthur and Freda (Dirian) Tulgestke. Bob enjoyed his life as a farmer but following his retirement he found his true passion, crafting with barn wood, bottlecaps and things he found in the woods.
He loved hunting, fishing and gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Diane; five children, Robert (Linda) Tulgestke of Ocqueoc, Debbie (Wes) Felax of Moltke, Duane (Heidi) Tulgestke of Moltke, Rebecca (Michael) Pacella of Moltke and Roy (Jenny) Tulgestke of Posen; 13 grandchildren, Scott (Jessica) Tulgestke, Rick Tulgestke, Jennifer (Dustin Makowski) Tulgestke, Eric (Dennie) Felax, Mitch (Shannon) Felax, Benjamin (Abbey) Tulgestke, Gregory (Alexandra) Tulgestke, Jena (Chase Grulke) Tulgestke, Krista (Rob Adams) Smolinski, Nicholas (Tiffany) Rose, Michael A. Pacella, Sydney Tulgestke and Trevor Tulgestke; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister,Juanita (Ted) Kuhn; in-laws, Josephine Tulgestke, Jean Tulgestka, Wilma Tulgestka and Geraldine Tulgetske.
Bob was preceded in death by siblings, Luther (Mary Lou) Tulgestke, Otto Tulgestke, Delores (Erhardt) Bruder, Rosalie (Gustav) Kortman, Erhardt Tulgestka, Arthur Tulgestka and Rich Tulgetske; and a granddaughter, Megan Marie Felax.
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home today (Thursday) from 3 p.m. through time of his funeral at 5 p.m. with the Rev. David Weirauch officiating.
Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church or to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org.