Robert Richard “Bob” Wogstad was born May 25, 1945, in Mason City, Iowa to Clayton Wogstad and Ardis (Oleson) Nelson. He was baptized and confirmed at the Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church at Glenville, Minnesota.
Beginning in 1964, Bob proudly served his country for many years with the United States Navy and Reserves. His military tour included Vietnam during the course of that war. Recently he was diagnosed with having been exposed to Agent Orange while stationed in that country.
In 1969, Bob was united in marriage to Mary; she passed away in 1991. The following year, he married Colleen, who also preceded him in death. In 1995, he was united in marriage to Kathlene “Kathy” Meyers.
On Saturday, July 3, 2021, Bob passed away at Lakes Regional Hospital in Spirit Lake, Iowa. He was 76 years of age.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 26 years, Kathy; his brothers and sisters from both sides of his family: Sandra (Rick) Scholbrock, Janet Taylor, Duane (Robbie) Nelson, Wyman (Carma) Nelson, Gloria (Dave) Isackson, Eino Nelson, Ruth Dwire; stepdaughter, Sherry Murphy; stepmother, Jeanine Kockler; as well as many nieces and nephews, friends and shipmates.
Bob is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary; second wife, Colleen; daughters: Ann Langfitt and Dawn Mason; his mother, Ardis Nelson; stepfather, Robert Nelson; his father, Clayton Wogstad; brothers: Clinton Wogstad, and Donald Wogstad; sister, Susan Blacksmith; and his grandparents, Carl and Bessie Wogstad.