Robert Kottwitz Jr., 63, Portage

May 22, 2019

Robert Carl “Bob” Kottwitz Jr., 63, of Portage, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019, at University Hospital in Madison.

Bob was born May 31, 1955, in Watertown, the son of Robert and Rose (Voegeli) Kottwitz, Sr. Bob was an over-the-road truck driver. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his girlfriend, Connie Preuss, and her daughters, Kailey Osterholt and Rebecca Preuss; his children, Heather Hansen of Independence, Iowa, Heidi Kottwitz of Fitchburg and Christopher Gruenwald of Waterloo; siblings, Ann (Dan) Dehasseler of Arkansas, Robin (Cindy) Kottwitz of Portage, Nancy (Wayne) Naatz of Lake Mills, Karen (David) Rindy of DeForest and Judy (Andrew) Walton of Edgerton; special niece who was always there to help Bob in time of need, Lindsey Rohloff; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2019, at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, with Pastor David Hankins officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held at from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the CancerCare Society, 275 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, pmmfh.com, is assisting the family.

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