Robert A. Leuenberger

Robert A. Leuenberger

Robert A. Leuenberger

Cedar Rapids

Robert A. Leuenberger, 87, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, at St. Ludmila Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids with visitation to begin one hour prior at the church.

Bob was born July 11, 1935, in Ossian, Iowa, the son of William and Clara (Loesch) Leuenberger. He graduated from De Sales Catholic High School in Ossian. Bob served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958. On Thanksgiving Day, NovNov.ember 24, 1960, Bob was united in marriage to the love of his life, Velma Lechtenberg, in Calmar, Iowa. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a longtime volunteer of St. Ludmila’s, and unofficial “Mayor of 29th Avenue.” Bob and Velma raised their children, worked, did home projects and crafts, traveled, biked, hiked, and laughed together. He also gardened, did yard work, fed the squirrels, and supported Velma with all of her various collections and hobbies. Most of all, he was a committed and devoted caregiver to Velma.

Survivors include his wife, Velma Leuenberger of Cedar Rapids; children, Char (Jeff) Jacobsen and Sue (Roy) Zuber, all of Phoenix, Ariz., Greg Leuenberger of Pensacola, Fla., and Bobbi (Howard) Better of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Nicholas (Kristina) Jacobsen, Turner Jacobsen, Codi Jacobsen, April (Chris) Blackwell, Heather Zuber, Dustin (Rachel) Leuenberger, Stacie (Cody) Alling, David Better and Hannah Better; great-grandchildren, Leighton Jacobsen, Zara and Otto Blackwell, Zoe and Audrey Leuenberger, Holden Wilks, and Sophia and Sawyer Alling; and sister, Sr. Mildred Leuenberger.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, William and Clara Leuenberger; and siblings, Cletus Leuenberger and Angie Watts.

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