Robert E. Bogner

Birth Date: 
Thursday, October 7, 1948
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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.  

Private family services will be held.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked donations be made to the Triway Athletic Booster Club, 3205 Shreve Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at  


Memorial Contributions: 

Triway Athletic Booster Club, 3205 Shreve Road, Wooster, OH 44691


no calling hours


Service will be held at a later date


Very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bob and the Bogner family have been part of our lives for more than 30 years. Bob's generosity to the community and leadership will be remembered.; he taught his children respect and honor. A great life lived, a man who will be missed by many!

Sincerest condolences to Nancy and the Bogner family.

So sorry to hear of Bobs passing. Sincere condolences and prayers to Nancy and the whole
Family. God Bless

Sorry to hear about this. I've known Bog since before we entered school. May he RIP.

Sorry to hear about this. My condolences to the Bogner Family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of loss. He will be missed by many.

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

I knew Bob having worked at the City of Wooster Building Department for 30 years. I knew him to be kind and really "up on his stuff". I am so very sorry for your loss to all in your family.

Nancy and family, you have our family's deepest sympathy. Enjoyed visiting with you at the fair last year. Rest in peace, Bob. Sara Barstow

Thoughts and prayers to the family. I enjoyed working with Bob the last few years--he will be missed.

Bob, will be so missed. So very sorry. Words can't really express how I feel....very saddened. Thoughts and prayers go out to entire family. Hugs and love

Quiet and unassuming. Strong and resilient. Peace. "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." Joseph Campbell

Wishing well of you and your family in this time of loss

We are praying for all of you. Bob and the Bogner family have been a huge blessing to us and we are so grateful. May you find comfort in the days ahead.

Nancy and family you are in my prayer! Bob was a great man in the business world but more than that he and you have a great family! Thoughts and prayers of sympathy and love

Nancy and family, Bob will be missed, he was one of a kind. Hugs to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Our sincere sympathy to the Bogner family. The Rhode kids grew up next to the Bogner kids on Highland Avenue in Wooster, Ohio. Our parents were wonderful friends and neighbors. Remembering those happy times!

My deepest sympathy to the family of Bob Bogner. I knew of Bob in high school and got to know him while caring for his father. You will be greatly missed!

Nancy, Barb,Pete and all of you, my sister and brothers and I are so saddened by the news of Bob’s premature death. We are so sorry that we can’t be with you during this time of sorrow,

Our sincerest condolences. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

So very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Bob on many projects over the years. He will be missed.

We have many fond memories of Bob from our school years. Our condolences to Nancy and her family.

Adam and Bernadette, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad(Father-in-law) and Grandfather of Piper, Archie and Bunny. I'm sure the loss will leave a great emptiness in your lives. To your Mother, I'm sending a special prayer for the loss of her beloved Husband.My sincere sympathy for all the Family. Love, your neighbor, Zee

As a neighbor and friend for ,,I think 61 years, I feel so sad.

Oh my. I’m so sorry for you all. Nancy and family you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sympathies to the Bogner family. Bob and I were In the Kiwanis Club together for many, many years. He was a good man; loved his family and loved the community.

We are so very sorry for your loss. Bob was such a great fellow. Really a family man in every sense. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

So sorry to read this! My sincere sympathies to the entire Bogner family.

So sorry to hear about Bob. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry. He was one of my favorites. A kind quiet man. I will miss him

Our hearts are broken for you, Nancy, and your whole wonderful family. We admired Bob as a strong leader in the community, as a great father, and as a reliable friend. We send our love, sympathies and prayers for strength. Love is forever. - the Bakers

We are so sorry to hear this.. thinking of all of you during this time... Praying for all, RIP Bob

My deepest condolences to the entire Bogner family. Bob gave me a chance to work on his old aluminum fishing boat when I first started my welding company. I'll miss him.

I remember many stories from my dad, Earl Shaner and my brother, Bill Shaner, about all the fun at the cabin and the hunting. So sorry for your loss, good memories and good laughter. Take care Barb.

My condolences to the Bogner family. I have fond memories of all the times our families got together----picnics, sleep overs with Barb, fun times at the lake etc. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bogner family during this sorrowful time. Bob was a great man for his family, his community and his employees. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Sorry for your loss, he was a good man!

Deeply sorry to hear about Bob. We are keeping the Bogner family in our thoughts and prayers.

To the entire Bogner Family...I am deeply sorry for your loss! Bob has been a part of my life since I was born as he graduated w/ my dad plus was friends w/ my mom. I have many fond childhood memories of the Bogner and Dietz family getting together for water skiing adventures or simply gathering to reconnect.
Rest in Peace Bob! You will be missed!

Our most sincere condolences to the entire Bogner family.

So sorry for your loss .
Jeff said that Bob always had an encouraging word to help a person along the way . Jeff appreciated that about him and he enjoyed working with him. Bill Grantz and I would always get the speech from Bob that he would drive by a project and it would look like we were losing money ..... ha ha
Loves him!!

I'm so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our lives were intertwined in many ways. Bob was a classmate and friend of mine at Wooster High School, and Bob's parents, Pete and Bunny, were very good friends of my parents, Bob and Barbara Cope. Unless I'm mistaken, Bunny and my mom were also classmates at the College of Wooster. At any rate, they were often at our home, and I remember being very fond of them. Bob clearly became a pillar of the Wooster community, and I'm sure he'll be sorely missed.

Rest in Peace, Bob. Steve Cope, WHS '67

So sorry to hear of your loss...our thoughts and prayers are with you... now... and in the days to come. Blessings to the Bogner family.

To Nancy and the entire Bogner Family ... our deepest condolences. We have so many fond memories, attending Triway athletic events together. Whether it be football, baseball, basketball, or soccer, the Beesons and Bogners spent many hours together in travel and in the stands. We cherish those years with you guys. Bog will be missed. God Bless.

To Nancy and the Bogner Family, So sorry for your loss. I remember him being at all of the boys' ballgames. He loved his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts go out to your family.

Thinkinging of you Nancy and all your family. Sending my sincere and deepest sympathy. My Love and Prayers to All.

My thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy and family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

To the Bogner family, my deepest sympathy to the entire family during this time.
Harriet Shaner Hickman


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