Robert “Bob” E. Bischoff

Error message

  • Warning: array_merge(): Expected parameter 1 to be an array, bool given in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 133 of /home/pdccourier/www/www/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/
  • Notice: Trying to get property 'settings' of non-object in _simpleads_adgroup_settings() (line 343 of /home/pdccourier/www/www/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/
  • Warning: array_merge(): Expected parameter 1 to be an array, bool given in _simpleads_render_ajax_template() (line 157 of /home/pdccourier/www/www/sites/all/modules/simpleads/includes/
  • Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in include() (line 24 of /home/pdccourier/www/www/sites/all/modules/simpleads/templates/simpleads_ajax_call.tpl.php).

Robert “Bob” Edward Bischoff, 81, of Garnavillo passed away Thursday, March 16, 2023.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, March 24, at Morris Funeral Home in Garnavillo. Visitation will continue at St. Peter Lutheran Church from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to funeral services.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Garnavillo with burial in Garnavillo Community Cemetery. Pastor Harold McMillin will officiate.

Bob was born on Dec. 9, 1941, at home southeast of Ceres, the son of Raymond and Helen (Lenth) Bischoff. He was the oldest of four boys with brothers, Paul and twins Gerald and Herold. He enjoyed working on the family farm and graduated from Garnavillo High School Class of 1961. He was drafted into the US Army in 1964 and was later Honorably Discharged. He married the love of his life, Karen Schlueter on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1970, at the Courthouse in Dubuque. They were blessed with three children, Mark, Gene and Lisa. Bob drove semi until 1972 when he began his career as a milk hauler for Mississippi Valley Milk Producers, which later became Swiss Valley Farms. He drove milk truck until he retired and the milk hauling business was purchased by his son, Gene, which is still in operation today under Bischoff Transport, Inc. After Bob retired he enjoyed helping his son, Mark on his dairy farm Bisch-land Dairy, milking cows, doing field work and taking cows to the sale barn. He was blessed with two grandchildren, Mahala and Caleb Lahr, the children of his daughter, Lisa, and her husband, Matt Lahr. Bob was an active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Garnavillo serving on church council for many years. He was a volunteer for the Garnavillo Fire Department and a member of the Clay-Gar Legion. 

Survivors include his sons, Mark Bischoff of Garnavillo, Gene (Shannon Reth) Bischoff of Garnavillo, and a daughter, Lisa (Matthew) Lahr of Earlville; grandchildren, Mahala and Caleb Lahr; siblings, Paul (Pat) Bischoff of Garnavillo, Gerald (Debbie) Bischoff of Bloomington, Minn. and Harold (Marklene) Bischoff of Eaton, Ohio; in-laws, Angie Schlueter of Wauzeka, Wis., Mary Lee Schlueter of Gillette, Wyo., Elaine Biermann of Guttenberg, Dennis Schlueter of Guttenberg, DiAna (Dale) Werger of Garnavillo and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife; his parents; in-laws, Arthur and Berdina (Weidemann) Schlueter, Ronald and Harlan Schlueter; nephew, Matthew Schlueter and a niece, Sherri Westemeier. 

As Bob always said, “I am not a flower man,” the family requests no flowers or gifts and that memorials be directed to the family. 

Memorials may be sent to Morris Funeral Home (in care of the deceased), 207 S. First St., Guttenberg, IA 52052.

Information is available at

Rate this article: 
No votes yet