Robert F. “Bob” Pfeiler

Robert F. “Bob” Pfeiler

Robert F. “Bob” Pfeiler, age 80, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 7:00 a.m., on Saturday, August 24, 2019, after living with Parkinson’s Disease for many years. There will be a celebration to honor Bob’s life at a date to be determined in the future. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.

Bob was born on May 29, 1939, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Leonard and Salome (Meyer) Pfeiler.

Bob was united in marriage to the love of his life, Janice K. Hartman, on August 26th, 1961, at Sacred Heart Church. They were an extremely close and loving couple, who were just two days shy of celebrating their 58th wedding anniversary. Bob was a welder at the John Deere Dubuque works from 1960 to 1996, with the exception of his 2-year Duty with the US Army from 1962 to 1964. Bob loved fishing and hunting and cherished the time spent with his family and friends. After his retirement, he spent most of his free time working on odd jobs and projects at Lake Hancock Resort, Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Bob had several Hobbies. He was an avid stock car racing fan and attended races whenever possible. He loved woodworking, racing his greyhounds, and coached the Copper Kettle girls softball team for many years. His greatest joy was truly found in spending time with his family and Bob always made sure that every celebration included a game of Euchre. We are deeply saddened at the loss of our wonderful husband, dad, grandpa and brother, and our lives will never be the same without him. We are however very grateful for the 80 years that Bob was here with us, and will cherish the countless memories we have made throughout the years.

Those left to cherish Bob’s memory include

his loving wife,
Janice Pfeiler, Dubuque, IA;

his children,
Randy (Patty Trowbridge) Pfeiler,
Cindie Zeromski,
Tina (Dan Pfeiffer)Pfeiler,
Dan (Jean) Pfeiler
and Kim (Jason) Meyer, all of Dubuque, IA;

his 8 grandchildren,
Robert and Jesse Zeromski, Nathan and Nicole Pfeiffer, Meggan and Amanda Pfeiler and Hanna and Ellie Meyer;

his siblings,
Marlene (Jim) Robertson, Camanche, IA,
Tom (Marlene) Pfeiler, Dubuque, IA,
Renee (Chuck) Fletcher, San Antonio, TX
and Steve (Sandy Evans) Pfeiler, Sun Prairie, WI;

his sister-in-law,
Peggy Pfeiler, Dubuque, IA;

and his brother-in-law,
Eddy Richard, Oak Harbor, WA.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Ronnie Pfeiler and Sandy Richard.

Bob’s family would like thank the nurses and staff of Dubuque Specialty Care, especially the physical therapy department, for all of their kind and professional care. Also a special thanks to all of the family members, especially Bob’s grandson Jesse, for all of the care they provided allowing Bob to stay in his home and remain comfortable. Also a heartfelt thanks to Bob’s long time friend and partner in crime, Tom Wunder, for all of his friendship and camaraderie throughout the years.

Memorials will be accepted by the family to be distributed among Bob’s favorite charities.


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3 condolences for Robert F. “Bob” Pfeiler
  1. KR says:

    Rest In Peace Skippy.
    Thanks for the memories, “In or out of the boat! Make up you mind.”

  2. Mike and Gail Fincel says:

    Goodbye to a great neighbor and friend. Thoughts and prayers to your wonderful and caring family. Love the Fincels

  3. Gary Strohmeyer DDS says:

    Janice and family,
    We are soo sorry to read of the passing of Bob. He was always a welcome sight in our office.
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    All of us at Windsor Hills

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