Robert “Bob” Krapfl

Robert “Bob” Krapfl

Robert “Bob” Krapfl


Bob Krapfl, 60, of Ely, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, at St Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at First Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, followed by a Celebration of Life. Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories Stateroom. Burial: Friday at Coggon Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Michelle; children, Alyson and Blake; brothers and sisters, Mary (Pat) Casey, Dorene Krapfl, Elaine (Bill) Schultz, Mark (Janey) Krapfl, Bev (Phil) Boots, Dan (Jill) Krapfl, Bill (Becky) Krapfl, Ann Krapfl and Patty Krapfl; father-in-law, LeRoy Robbins; mother-in-law, Linda O’Hara; brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael (Denise) Robbins, Chris (Sharon) Robbins, Jeff (April Johnson) Robbins and Robyn (Ken Urban) Robbins; 27 nieces and nephews and their families.

Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Baty; his step-father, Minor Baty; and his father, Wilfred “Fritz” Krapfl.

Bob was born in Manchester, Iowa, on Nov. 15, 1961. He graduated from North Linn in 1980 where he played basketball, baseball and football, and participated in FFA and band. He continued his education at Kirkwood Community College graduating in 1982. Bob married Michelle on Oct. 2, 1993, at First Lutheran Church. Bob is very proud of his children. He enjoyed being involved in and helping with their many activities. Bob spent many years playing softball and basketball, taking care of his yard, and most recently he enjoyed experimenting and cooking with his smoker. Bob loved all dogs but had a special place in his heart for Ralph, Candy, Sugar, Spice, Tiny and Huck. He especially enjoyed being with family and his many friends, including watching the Hawkeyes with them. He is now our Hawkeye with wings. Bob was an incredible person and had a tremendous sense of humor which included finding ways to “scare” people. He left everyone with a smile on their face.

Flowers may be sent to Cedar Memorial. Memorial donations may be directed to Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Sarcoma Research Program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and/or UnityPoint Hospice at St. Luke’s Hospital.

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