In Memory of




Obituary for Robert Edward Krasniewski

Robert “Bob” Edward Krasniewski, 74, of Oshkosh, WI passed away peacefully at home on May 1, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bob was born in Green Bay, WI on October 26, 1948, to Frank V. and Dorothy (Vanark) Krasniewski.

Bob had many jobs, including a stint in 1967 as security with the Green Bay Packers. He even had a brief interaction with Vince Lombardi, a story he retold to many he met. He was a salesman for Northwest Engineering/Terex and Martin-Marietta.

Bob never expected to be a grandpa, but he was a natural. He will be remembered for his amazing hot-dog grilling skills, as a storyteller extraordinaire and all-around diabolical leader of his minions.

Bob married Sandra Nigl in Oshkosh, WI in January 2011. Together, they enjoyed gardening, traveling, good whiskey, booyah, and family time with their granddaughters. Bob was a bicycle enthusiast and enjoyed his new tera trike for several months before his illness took away that option. He named it Huzzar!

Bob had a life-long love of learning and attended UW-Oshkosh in retirement to audit political science classes. He had a passion for history and political strategy, and thoroughly enjoyed the student and instructor interactions.

He is survived by his wife Sandy; sister Sue (Evan) Abrahamson of Waupaca, WI; stepchildren Kristine Nigl of Yoder, CO; Katherine (Koen) Desmet; grandchildren Emma and Nora of Stoughton, WI; James Nigl (Amanda Luck) of Oshkosh, Brother-in-law Ronald Moss, Sister-in-law Barbara (Terry) Vanden Bosch, nieces Jenny (Kyle) Coughlin of Urbandale, IA and Amy (Jason) Dailey-Schmidt of Stevens Point, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents.