Obituaries

Robert Prull – Anamosa

Robert Prull age 93,of Anamosa, died Monday, October 18, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids following a sudden illness.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 Friday morning, October 22, 2021 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Anamosa. Interment will be in the Springville Cemetery. Rev. Rodney Bluml will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 4 until 7 Thursday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Due to the current health pandemic facemasks, properly fitted over the nose and mouth, will be required at all times inside the funeral home and the church. Thank you for your cooperation! Please visit Goettschonline.com and share your thoughts, memories, stories and condolences with Bob’s family.
Surviving are 3 children, Teresa (Keith) Bahl, Marion, Karen Dolter, Dubuque, Kelley (Julie) Prull, Cedar Rapids, 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and another on the way, his in-laws, Ray Ellis, Katie Prull and Sandy Prull. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Bonnie a son-in-law Pat Dolter and 5 siblings, Ralph, Mary Jo, Lorna, Betty and Larry.
Robert Paul Prull was born January 8, 1928 at the family home near Center Junction, Iowa. He was the son of William and Ida Ketelsen, Prull. He received his education in the Martelle schools where he graduated in 1946. Bob drove a gas truck for Farm Service before he went to serve in the United States Army during the Korean War. Robert Prull and Bonnie Kelley were married June 20, 1954 at the Springville Methodist Church. The couple lived in Martelle and Bob worked at Economy Lumber in Cedar Rapids. He later went to work for Iowa Electric where he was employed for 27 years.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he served on the church council, the call committee and the building committee. Bob served on the Martelle Fire Department where he was the Assistant Fire Chief; he also served on the Martelle City Council. He volunteered at Camp Courageous with the IBEW Local 204. Bob was also a member of the Anamosa Veterans. He tried never to miss coffee with his friends at McDonald’s in Anamosa.

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