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Robert George Kegler, age 83 of Winsted, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020. He was born November 6, 1937, the son of Albert and Anna (Zimmerman) Kegler.

Bob enjoyed his careers installing wallpaper, decorating for weddings and caretaking the laundromat in Winsted. Bob and his brother, Steve, also opened Kegs’ Bar in Winsted. The bar was a great place for everyone to be and was well known for their New Year’s Eve parties. Bob helped decorate Winstock floats and volunteered hanging banners at Winstock.

Bob proudly served in the US Army and was a member of the Winsted American Legion Post 407.

He enjoyed traveling, going to the casino with his brother, Steve, and baking. He was a wonderful artist with paints and charcoal, even winning awards for his work. Family brought great enjoyment to Bob, he treated all his nieces and nephews like they were his own children.

Bob was one of the most generous and caring individuals one would meet. He was a social man who was friendly to all. He will be remembered for his wonderful barreling laugh and kind heart.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Al and Anna Kegler; brothers, Harold (Ellie) Kegler, Ray Kegler; sister, Eileen (Leo) Wright; sister-in-law, Sue Kegler; and niece, Linda Drew.

Bob is survived by his brothers, Leon Kegler and Steven Kegler; many loving nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; other family and friends; and beloved Matt the cat.

A visitation will be held Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Due to COVID-19 precautions, a private family memorial service will be held after the visitation.

Due to today’s circumstances with COVID-19, social distancing and masks are required and all are asked to refrain from hugging Bob’s family.

10 Guestbook Entries

  1. Barb Fasching

    I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a janitor at Holy Trinity. He was always so kind. He also did a lot for Winstock and Holy Trinity. May he rest in peace.

  2. Bonnie Krueger

    I am so sorry to hear that Bob has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Denise Fleischacker

    Good bye friend until we meet again. You gave your self & heart into everything you did.

  4. Lois

    Bob you will be missed! You were one in a million.

  5. Jean Curran

    I will miss my Uncle Bob beyond words. It’s hard to accept I will no longer hear his voice call me “Jean the bean” even though I am nearly 66 years old. I am proud and honored to be the oldest of his nieces and nephews. My life was so enriched because of Uncle Bob’s love. For the many people who loved Uncle Bob, recall your happy memories of him and find comfort in knowing this wonderful man.

  6. Mary Ann Mallak

    Carol, Colleen, Mary Ellen. Nancy, sorry for your loss. He was such an artistic guy. Am sending hugs & prayers. He Was such a giving guy.


    Will miss you Bob. Also had good conversations when we talked. I hope you know how much my mom liked you. She loved getting to know you at the apartments. FLY HIGH AND DO A LITTLE DANCE WITH THE ANGELS.

  8. Patrick May

    A great customer to call on for many years. Thoughts and prayers to Steve and the rest of Bob’s loved ones.

  9. Dianne Zitzloff

    So Sorry for the loss of a very, kindhearted man. I always enjoyed our fun conversations, when I worked at the bakery in town, and any other chance we had to chat. He will be truly be missed.

  10. Jon C Guggemos

    Rest In Peace my old friend, a good man, funny guy, hard working and overall a good person to all.


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