Robert G. Sternhagen
January 5, 1949 - November 3, 2016
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Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N Bluemound Drive, Entrance 10
Appleton, WI
Wednesday 11/9, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N Bluemound Drive, Entrance 10
Appleton, WI
Wednesday 11/9, 6:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Robert G. Sternhagen (Bob), age 67, of Appleton ended his journey with cancer peacefully at his home on Thursday November 3, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends. Bob was born on January 5, 1949 in Appleton, to Victor and Evelyn Sternhagen as the fifth of seven children. In 1986 he married Linda Rickert on…

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Sue Chiovatero left a message on November 10, 2016:
Our deepest condolences to this beautiful family. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. He has raised two wonderful boys who will live in his legacy. God bless!
Cathy Clark left a message on November 9, 2016:
Dear Linda and Family, My heart goes out to you. I only have platitudes to offer other than all the Pilates you can handle. I miss seeing your smiling face Linda. Take care of yourself in whatever way is right for you. Sincerely, Cathy Clark
Patti Jorgensen left a message on November 9, 2016:
Bob was one of the kindest and most passionate people here at FVTC. He always had a smile and kind words, and from miles away, you could see that he loved what he did with everything in him. My heart goes out to the family, as much as we miss him here, I can't imagine the loss that you're feeling. Please know that your FVTC family holds you close as you go through this difficult time.
Dan and Krisi Burich left a message on November 9, 2016:
We were very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Bob was one of my EMT instructors in the 1970's. He was a very good teacher and an even better person. My wife and I had a lot of fun with Bob and the Gold Cross gang over the years as well. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP my friend.
Bud and Amy Gurnee left a message on November 9, 2016:
Linda, Bryce and Garrett; Amy and I would like to pass on our sympathy on the loss of Bob. Bob was a dear friend, mentor, teacher and coworker to both me and Amy during our time as medics. Bob taught me both my EMT and Paramedic classes and had Amy as Paramedic student. He taught us caring and compassion at some of the most difficult times one person could handle, and was there when we needed support or just and ear to have someone listen. You should be very proud of what Bob has done for our EMS community, and his legacy will be with us for years to come. Rest well Bob your mission here is completed, continue to guide your students while sitting with God exchanging stories.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Bob burdick left a message on November 8, 2016:
Linda: as everyone else I was extremely sad to hear of Bob's passing. He was a great friend and co worker. He will be greatly missed by all. Such a great leader and innovator. It was a privilege to know him. Bob
Lori Popp left a message on November 8, 2016:
Linda, Bryce & Garrett thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing Bob with our FVTC family. He has made an impact on so many co-workers lives, he is what makes people like myself be proud to have known him. But more importantly the impact he made on our students is something that they will cherish forever!! We all have a special angel watching over us......
HOLLY M. ADMOVICH left a message on November 7, 2016:
i am very sorry to hear of the loss of Bob. He was a great teacher and all around good guy. I had him for 2 EMS classes and he was a great teacher and his love of sharing his knowwledge really showed. It's a great loss to the learning community at FVTC and future EMS students. Again, my sincere condolences, Formeer Medic 56149 Holly M. Adamovich s
Teresa Tuschl left a message on November 7, 2016:
I will miss Bob's smile in the halls and lunch line at FVTC! He was such a kind, caring and funny man. A great guy who will be missed by so many. May he be at peace, and may the memories you all share bring you peace as well. My sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you Linda, Bryce, Garrett - as well as with all of Bob's family & friends.
Mary Frozena left a message on November 7, 2016:
The Bob Sternhagen legacy lives on through the FVTC campus, his colleagues and the tens of thousands he educated. He is so missed.
Tracey & Dan Thibodeau left a message on November 7, 2016:
Linda, Bryce and Garrett, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
K. Wilz left a message on November 7, 2016:
Very sorry for both the family's loss & FVTC's loss. He had helped many people & touched many lives.
Ardythe Korpela left a message on November 7, 2016:
My deepest sympathy to you and your sons as you grieve the loss of your wonderful husband & father. He meant so much to so many people at the College over the years. His legacy will remain in the health care system, the community and the College forever for all he has done in these arenas of his work life. God be with you and know He will guide you through these difficult days to come.
Ken, Teresa, Dusten, Derek and Nathen Johnson left a message on November 7, 2016:
Linda, Bryce and Garrett we are so very sorry to hear about Bob. We were neighbors on Sundown Lane years ago...our hearts break hearing this news. We are sending you our thoughts and prayers from South Carolina!
Jean Steckelberg left a message on November 6, 2016:
Linda, You have my deepest sympathy. May God bless you and hold you in His loving arms now and in the future. I know this is a difficult time. You have wonderful memories that will live on forever. Praying for you and your family.
Tammie Karl left a message on November 6, 2016:
Linda, Garrett and Bryce- Bob was an extraordinary man! You are blessed to have been his family. I am blessed to have known and worked with him. Our wonderful memories will continue to bring us all comfort.
Barb & Steve Dreger left a message on November 6, 2016:
We are sad to lose this great man from FVTC; however we know he is now in a better place. God bless all of you during this difficult time as Bob was called home. May our Lord Jesus provide healing and peace to all of you.
Jackie Ponschock left a message on November 6, 2016:
Linda, So very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Kathy McDonald - Interior Design Dept. left a message on November 6, 2016:
Linda and family, the halls of FVTC won't be the same without Bob's smiling face! Bob always had a hi or something nice to say. He will truly missed. You and Bob are in my prayers.
Judi Wendt left a message on November 6, 2016:
Linda, Garrett and Bryce, Your husband and dad was a one-of-a-kind wonderful man, co-worker, and friend. He will be missed by many. May God comfort you at this time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jane and Lee perdigon left a message on November 6, 2016:
I am so sorry for your loss.
Maureen Sullivan left a message on November 6, 2016:
Linda, Garrett and Bryce...may you be comforted and embraced by all of the love and grace that surrounds you during this difficult and mysterious time. Bob's kind and gentle spirit touched all who had the pleasure of knowing him. A truly remarkable man. He lives on in the Light and through all of you. My heartfelt sympathies to the entire Sternhagen and Rickert families.
Dave Krueger left a message on November 6, 2016:
Bob was a man well respected by his students and peers. I hope and pray that he didn't suffer very long with his cancer. He was a true teacher that helped hundreds maybe even thousands starting out in the emergency medical field. Condolences to his family. Thankful that I could have shared abit of his life in my life.
Ann Jadin left a message on November 6, 2016:
My deepest sympathy to you Linda and your family for the loss of Bob. He always had a great attitude and used humor in his teaching of students. He will be greatly missed. May your faith carry you during this time of loss. Blessings to you.
B. J. O'Connor-Schevers left a message on November 6, 2016:
My dear friend and colleague. I am sorry to have lost your ever smiling face I always knew of your dedication to teaching emergency care and your wonderful presence in my many classes you helped me with. Peace to your family at your loss but your legacy is certainly eternal in Fox Valley Technical College in Emergency Medical Services as well as Health Simulation. Always an innovator..
Don Vanenberg left a message on November 6, 2016:
My deepest sympathy to Linda and sons during this time of loss.
Suzanne Torroni-Roberts left a message on November 6, 2016:
My deepest sympathies to Bob's family and friends. I had the pleasure of working with Bob many years ago when he was my customer. I so enjoyed working with Bob because he was so kind and fun. He never treated people differently - but treated everyone with respect and an open heart. It really was never 'work' when visiting Fox Valley! I pray our God lessens your pain by showing you how much Bob was appreciated by so many. I am thankful to have known Bob. Special prayers will be said.
Marleen Olson left a message on November 6, 2016:
I'm so very sorry for your loss, you will continue to remember this wonderful man forever. What a wonderful life and family he had, he was very blessed. May your faith, family, and friends help to ease the pain, but Bob is at peace and you will see him again. With deepest sympathy,
Kay and Pete Rickert left a message on November 6, 2016:
Linda, Garrett & Bryce!! There are no words! Bob will surely be missed but Never forgotten! Deepest Sympathy! Love you!❤️
Wayne and Cindy Bergholtz left a message on November 6, 2016:
Linda, Garrett and Bryce, we are so sorry for your loss. We were fortunate to call Bob a friend for many years, Bob was a wonderful kind and caring person, Always a smile on his face! We send our deepest sympathy.
Bill Smith RN MSN EMT-P US Army Nurse Corps left a message on November 6, 2016:
It Was An Honour To Work Calls With Bob While I Was At Gold Cross And I Learned Even More While I Was In His Classroom. I Will Miss His Guidance And His Patience & Understanding Smile.
Randy Bruns left a message on November 5, 2016:
My condolences to Bob's family. May he Rest in Peace. Bob was an amazing person. I knew him both as an instructor and a colleague. He was knowledgeable, a very fair instructor and had a wonderful, friendly attitude. I enjoyed learning in his classes and also working with him at FVTC..
Janet Schulte left a message on November 5, 2016:
Bob was a great friend and co-worker. Although it has been a long time since we worked together at FVTC, I still remember all the fun we had in the office and in the classroom. Bob was always upbeat and full of humor. I am still doing AHA Training Center Coordinator and I also teach EMT and Paramedic classes at a local college and academy. Bob will always be one of my mentors. He will never be forgotten.
Julie Gowey left a message on November 5, 2016:
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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