Robert Edward Daily – Colesburg

Robert Edward Daily, 60, of Colesburg, Iowa, died on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. He was born on February 23, 1954, in Dubuque, the son of Floyd and Mildred (Hansel) Daily. Robert was raised and educated in the Colesburg area, and was a 1972 Ed-Co graduate.

On July 16, 1977, Robert was united in marriage to Trudy Niehaus in Guttenberg. . Two children were blessed to this union. Together they resided in Colesburg. Robert was employed by Daily Grocery in Colesburg, was a custodian and bus driver at Ed-Co school, and in 1992 went to work at the Anamosa Penitentiary until 2009 when his health declined.

Robert was a Colesburg Fireman and EMT for over 25 years, and was also a member of the Masons. He enjoyed NASCAR, fishing, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and traveling.

Survivors include his wife, Trudy of Colesburg; his two children, Jason Daily of Cedar Rapids, and Jill (Shawn) Bakey of Colesburg; two grandchildren, Jayden Bakey and Keeley Bakey; and two sisters-in-law, Twila (Rick) Rosacker and Kathy (Al) Nieland, both of Guttenberg.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents.

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Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood, Iowa.