Robert "Bob" C. Witte

Saturday, September 18th, 1937 - Friday, February 14th, 2020
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Robert “Bob” C. Witte, 82, of Dubuque, passed away Friday, February 14, 2020 after a brief illness, at Manor Care.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2020, at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Rd., Dubuque. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, February 17, at the funeral home. Rev. Dianne Grace of Hospice of Dubuque will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Post #6, of which Bob was a member, and the Iowa Army National Guard. Interment will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.

Bob was born September 18, 1937 in Dubuque, the son of Carl and Edna (Nellis) Witte. He married Mabel Fiedler on June 4, 1960 in Dubuque. Bob served his country with the U.S. Army from 1960- 1966, during which time he was a lead tank driver, and guarded the Berlin Wall.

He was employed in his younger years at the Telegraph Herald, Telegraphics, and Donovan Construction, and retired at age 72 as head pressman from Brown’s Publishing.

Bob loved the outdoors, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He could fix anything, and was always there to help out family, friends, or friends of friends. His daughters fondly remember Sunday night spaghetti dinners cooked by Bob, after which he would take them on a ride to Eagle Point Park and Dairy Queen. Bob loved to tease his kids and grandkids. Mabel and Bob enjoyed traveling, taking trips to the casino, road trips, and going out to eat, especially at Sunshine Restaurant. Playing cards with their best friends, Dale and Lee Ehlers was always a highlight for Bob and Mabel.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mabel; four daughters, Beth (Tom) Keith of Dubuque, Debbie (Steve) Walsh of Panama City, FL, Lori (Wayde) Reuter of Dubuque, and Kathy (Dave) Vaassen of Dubuque; his grandchildren, Carl, Tammy, and Laura Keith, Julie and Joseph (Jessie) Walsh, Ashley (Thomas) Burns, Katie (Jon) and Austin (Ariel) Merfeld, Mark (Nakila), Mitch, Nick, and Rachel (Chase) Reuter, Marcus (Kari) Vaassen, Susan (Luke) Vaassen Rossman, Jessica (Trent) and Matthew Vaassen; many great grandchildren, his sister Charlotte Vanderbilt of Dubuque; his in-laws, Walt Hedrick of Dubuque, Rosie Ries of Dubuque, Ernie (Dee Anna) Fiedler of Clinton, IA, and Joan Fiedler of Clinton, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Edna Hedrick and Frieda (Henry) Suverkrup; two brothers in law, Ray Fiedler and Glenn Ries; and a sister in law, Dorothy Fielder.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for later donation to charity.

The family would like to thank the 5th floor staff at Finley Hospital, Hospice of Dubuque, and Manor Care, as well as Dr. Haas and staff for their many years of care.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, February 17th, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, February 17th, 2020 11:00am
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    2659 John F Kennedy Rd
    Dubuque, Iowa 52002
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    Dianne Grace
  • Interment

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 |
    Monday, February 17th, 2020
    St. John Lutheran Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Posted at 09:17am
Sending hugs, love, and condolences to all. - Danielle and Ashley Meyer

Zoro and Kandi Saliu

Posted at 06:06am
Bob will be missed by us at Sunshine Family Restaurant. Bob and Mabel you two are a true love story. You are part of our Sunshine Family.
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Beth Keith

Posted at 12:17am
Grandpa Bob,
Thank you for always being there and for all of the great memories. You were always ready to make everyone laugh and smile. No matter who it was that you were taking somewhere or dropping off you waited so patiently. I know that I will remember all of the rides and the trips that we took together. You will forever be with us in our hearts and we know that you will be watching over us and taking care of everyone. We will continue to make sure that we are laughing and smiling as you would want us to.


Brenda & Rick, Ross Anderson, Ryan Anderson & Fami

Posted at 09:42pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories of Bob to forever hold in your hearts.
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Posted at 11:55am
Daddy, I love and miss you so very much. You were the best Father, Grandfather & Great grandfather anyone could ask for. We love you Dad.

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