In 1972, Rey Klemme purchased the Wagon Wheel restaurant. At the time, he was fifty-five years old, pursuing his lifelong dream to own a restaurant. With his wife, Bernice Klemme, and his children, Kathy (Klemme) Roehl and Roger Klemme, he created a successful restaurant where residents of Sheboygan County, and people from all over the U.S., can enjoy good food with good friends at reasonable prices. Rey passed away in 2004, and his children continue to operate the family restaurant. After forty-four years, the Wagon Wheel is still known for its broasted chicken and homemade soups and desserts.