Published On: Wed, Jul 20th, 2011

Obituary – Robert Wayne Wobbenhorst

Robert Wayne Wobbenhorst

BELDEN — Robert Wayne Wobbenhorst, 86, Belden, died July 18, 2011, at home in Belden, with his family at his side.
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m., July 21, at Johnson Funeral Home, Randolph.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., July 22, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Coleridge, with Rev. Katie Russell officiating.
Interment will be in the Belden Cemetery, Belden, with Military Rites by Alderson Unit American Legion Post #149, Belden, and V.F.W. Post #5283, Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Larry Schultz, David Dirks, Robert Schultz, Joe Armstrong, Richard Schultz, Gary Stutz, Jerry Schultz and Mike Peters.
Robert was born Aug. 4, 1924, the son of John and Emma (Janssen) Wobbenhorst. Robert was born, grew up on, and farmed the Wobbenhorst family farm northeast of Belden all his life. He attended Cedar County Rural District #40 near Belden and graduated from Belden High School in 1941. Robert served as a signalman in the United States Navy during World War II from Dec. 14, 1943, until honorably discharged April 17, 1946. He was aboard the U.S.S. Mary Bickerdyke, among other vessels during his service. Robert married Jeannette Fox Sept. 20, 1947, in Belden.
He was a member and a former Deacon of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Coleridge; Belden Volunteer Fire Department; Alderson Unit American Legion Post #149 of Belden, where he was serving as Adjutant at the time of his death; and V.F.W. Post #5283 of Hartington.
Robert enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandchildren, dancing, playing cards and bowling.
Robert is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jeannette Wobbenhorst, Belden; his three children, Janice Wobbenhorst Siwy, Belden; Judy Wobbenhorst, Tulsa, Okla.; Roger Wobbenhorst and Jerrine Krajicek, Belden; two grandchildren, Traci Wobbenhorst, Gering, and Travis Wobbenhorst, Gillette, Wyo.; one sister, Bonadyne Dirks, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; sister-in-law, Geraldine Stephens, Siloam Springs, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, George Siwy; brothers-in-law, Harold Dirks, Lyle Schultz and Ted Stephens; niece, Diane Peters; and nephew-in-law, Frank Kittle.