Robert J. “Bob” Troy

Robert J. “Bob” Troy

Robert J. “Bob” Troy, age 60, of Dubuque, was called home unexpectedly at 5:16 a.m., on Monday, June 24, 2019, at MercyOne Dubuque. To honor Bob’s life, funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, with Tony Keppler officiating. To celebrate Bob’s life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m., until the time of services at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street.

Bob was born on October 28, 1958, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Leo M. and Marlene (Ward) Troy Sr.

Bob was a proud lifelong Dubuquer who graduated from Dubuque Senior High School, Class of 1977. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Susan Willging, on April 4, 1989, at E.B. Lyons in Dubuque. The two have been blessed with 30 wonderful years together and 3 adored children. He was always a hard worker, and has been employed with Andersen Window for the last 16 years as a quality control technician. He was an extremely talented woodworker, and in his free time Bob created beautiful cabinets and pieces for family and friends. Bob liked spending time outside helping Susan tend to the gardens and building her two greenhouses, which she loved and he was very proud of. He was always on the move, though at his own pace. Some of his favorite activities were kayaking, fishing, and brewing his own craft beer. Bob was a talented musician, playing the drums with several local bands throughout the years in the tri-state area. Bob had a kind soul, and was well known for his generosity with his time, often volunteering to help family, friends and neighbors with projects around their homes. No task was ever too big or too small. Bob was especially helpful to his mom and to Susan’s parents. We are deeply saddened at losing our wonderful husband, dad, grandpa and brother, and wish we would have more than just the 60 years we were blessed to have him here with us. We do however find some comfort in knowing that he is now resting peacefully, free of the health issues he has faced so bravely these past months. Bob was truly the foundation and rock for many members of his family. We will love you and miss you forever!

Those left to cherish Bob’s memory include

his wife,
Susan Troy, Dubuque, IA;

his 3 children,
Noah (April) Francois, Dubuque, IA,
Eric (Sofia Castellanos) Troy, Dubuque, IA
and Anna Troy, Chicago, IL;

his 3 grandchildren,
Noah Jr., Cody and Summer Francois, all of Dubuque, IA;

his adopted “grandson”,
Trenten Avenarius, Pensacola, FL;

his mother,
Marlene Troy, Dubuque, IA;

his siblings,
Charlie (Linda) Troy, Dubuque, IA,
Leo (Joanne) Troy, Dubuque, IA,
Denny (Julie DeMaio) Troy, Dubuque, IA,
Tim Troy, Las Vegas, NV,
Tracey (Aaron) Troy-Glass, Pace, FL,
Dave (Carolyn) Troy, Las Vegas, NV
and Kathy Troy-Cottrell, Dubuque, IA;

and his best friends,
Tom Colson,
Ed Marenko
and Tim Lange, all of Dubuque, IA.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Leo M. Troy Sr.; and his dear friend, Lisa Hammer.

Bob’s generosity continued even after he passed away with his donation to the Iowa Donor Network as part of their eye donor program.

Memorials will be accepted by the family to be distributed among his favorite charities.


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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
June 27th, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Funeral service

Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
June 27th, 2019 at 7:00 PM

6 condolences for Robert J. “Bob” Troy
  1. Carmen Hernandez says:

    It is with sadness that I learn Bob has lost his valiant battle. My deepest condolences to you and your whole family.

  2. Judy (Clark) Nemmers says:

    Sue, I wish I could be there to honor Bob and attempt to give you comfort. But living in Des Moines makes it difficult. Please know that I’m there in spirit❤️❤️❤️

  3. Fuzzy Lange says:

    Always admired JR’s sense of humor and common sense. He was one of the good ones.

  4. Marleen Goodin (former student of Sue) says:

    My thoughts and prayers are being sent to you and your family during this difficult time. May your hearts be filled with all the memories of the years spent together. When I saw your name in the obituary I felt compelled to send my condolences.

  5. Mark Nachtman says:

    Sue, I worked closely with Bob on many occasions at Andersen window. He was knowledgeable, consistent, and helpful. I was shocked by his passing. Also my daughter, Lindsay Nachtman was one of your students which I didn’t know until Bob told me.She just happens to be in Florida this week visiting family and was sad when her mother told her. We will miss Bob at work.

  6. Bill Ward says:

    Our deepest condolences William and Janet ward tucso n arizona

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