Robert “Bob” Walke

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Robert “Bob” Walke
January 6, 1942-June 19, 2019

Robert “Bob” Walke, 77, of Guttenberg, IA, died Wednesday, June 19, 2019. He was born on January 6, 1942, in Communia, IA, the son of Kenneth and Eunice (Zittergruen) Walke. 

Bob was baptized and confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elkport. He graduated from the Guttenberg High School and furthered his education at Wartburg College. For many years Bob tilled the land on his family’s farm outside of Guttenberg until his retirement. 

On May 7, 1966, Bob was united in marriage with Joan Burrack at the Lutheran Church in Farmersburg, IA, and together they were blessed with three daughters, Traci, Desiree and Stephanie. During his time on earth, Bob was very involved with community and social organizations such as serving as a Clayton County Supervisor for 24 years. He also served on the Clayton County Fair Board, Northeast Iowa Antique Association, Prairie La Porte Masonic Lodge in Guttenberg, El Kahir Shrine in Cedar Rapids where he served on the Color Guard, Guttenberg School Board, Jesters, 4-H and Northeast Iowa Shrine. Outside of his civic duties, Bob enjoyed golfing, gardening, woodworking, playing cards and Bob will be forever loved and cherished by his wife of 53 years, Joan; daughters Traci (Cory) Ryan, Desiree Walke, and Stephanie (Josh) Chappell; grandchildren; Paige Grohn and Gracelyn Chappell; mother Eunice Walke and many other relatives and friends. 

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth, in 1982.

Bob’s family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the Hawkeye, IA. First Responders, Fayette County Sherriff’s Department and Ambulance Crew and the staff at Gunderson Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union for their care and compassion. 

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, IA where the family received friends from 2 to 7 p.m., Sunday, June 23, 2019, and one hour before service at church. Funeral services were held at St. John’s Lutheran Church Guttenberg, IA at 10 a.m., Monday, June 24, 2019, with Rev. Harold McMillin officiating. Interment was at Ceres Cemetery.

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