BOYCEVILLE — Robert Maurice Bodsberg, 74, of Boyceville peacefully entered the kingdom of heaven Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Surrounded by his family, Bobbie’s courageous battle with cancer came to an end.
Bobbie was born March 8, 1945, to Robert C. Bodsberg and Luella I. (Schultz) Bodsberg, at the family farm in Knapp. He graduated from Boyceville High School in 1963, where he met his wife, Sandie. The two wed June 19, 1965, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyceville. After getting married, Bobbie and Sandie moved to the Twin Cities, where they both worked for several years and started their family. Upon the arrival of their first son, Jeffrey, Bobbie and Sandie moved to Stacy, Minn., where they welcomed their next son, Robbie. They lived in Stacy for two years before moving back home to Boyceville in 1971, where they settled and eventually welcomed their next two sons, Jamie and Rocky.
Bobbie started working at Doboy/Bosch in New Richmond, Wis., in 1973 and spent the rest of his career there until retiring in May of 2013. While at Doboy/Bosch he worked as a machinist, quality control specialist and CAD programmer. He also served for seven years as a member of the board of education for the Boyceville school district.
Bobbie was a simple, soft-spoken man who enjoyed being outside, cutting wood, spending time at the cabins in Birchwood with family, watching birds flock to his backyard feeders and listening to his favorite tunes. He was also known to be very skilled at fixing and repairing things. Some of Bobbie’s favorite memories came from watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports and other activities.
Bobbie is survived by his sons, Jeffrey (Trisha) Bodsberg of New Richmond, Robbie (Shelly) Bodsberg of Clayton, Wis., Jamie (Leslie) Bodsberg of Turtle Lake, Wis., Rocky (Alison) Bodsberg of Waldo, Wis.; grandchildren, Aaron, Michael, Robert, Riley, Rhea, Cansis, Krista (Kyle) Knops and Cameron; great-grandchildren, Piper and Style; sister, Marilyn (Rondell) Hybben of Boyceville; special friend, Cathy Fuhrman; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sandie; his parents, Robert and Luella; father-in-law, Andrew Hybben; and mother-in-law, Kathryn Hybben.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville, with Pastor Brad Peterson officiating. Burial will take place at Tiffany Cemetery following the service. Visitation and lunch will also take place from noon until 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at the Mayo Clinic in Menomonie, especially Dr. Walker, for their continued compassion, care and support.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations of blood to local blood banks in honor of Bobbie.
Olson Funeral Home of Menomonie is serving the family. To share a memory, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfuneral.com.