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Robert William Riechers – Lamont

Robert William Riechers, 84, of Lamont, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. He was born on May 10, 1936, the only child of Ray and Freda (Lane) Riechers. Bob attended country school through the 8th grade and then graduated from Aurora High School with the class of 1954.

On March 1, 1958, Bob was united in marriage to LaVelle Hillman in Oelwein. Three children were born to this union. Bob was a lifetime farmer. He raised dairy herds and enjoyed showing cattle at the fairs. Bob was also a milk hauler.

Bob was an avid Iowa Hawkeye basketball fan. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, especially deer, and fishing with his best friend, Chuck. Bob was also known for always having a faithful dog by his side. Above all else, he loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Survivors include his three children, Randy (Lynn) Riechers of Hazleton, Ron (Kathy) Riechers of Lamont, and Raynelle (Jim) Burr of Guttenberg; six grandchildren, Ryan (Julie) Riechers, Jodi (Mike Robinson) Riechers, Shane Burr, Janelle Burr, Braden Burr, and Ian Burr; four great- grandchildren, Skyler Jaster, Tiffany Riechers, Whitney Riechers, and Ross Riechers; and an honorary daughter, Deb Brown of Lamont.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, LaVelle Riechers in 2017.

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Because of COVID-19 concerns, masks are requested at the funeral home.

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Strawberry Point, Iowa.

Visitation: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Strawberry Point.

Interment: Union Cemetery – Aurora, Iowa


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