Robert Zirkelbach

Robert Zirkelbach

Robert Zirkelbach


Robert Zirkelbach, 93, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at the Jones Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Little Country Church, Scotch Grove. (2 miles east of Scotch Grove on E17 ) (look for the sign then a 1/2 mile south), with private family interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, has taken Bob and his family into their care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Wyoming.

Surviving is his wife, Ruth; four children, Rebecca (Kent) Moore, Kim (Jo) Zirkelbach, Tony (Terri) Zirkelbach and Holly (Martin) Kenison; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren;  and three great- great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Ruth Hardersen, Rosemary Lorenzen and Amy Wilson; and three brothers, John, Howard and Dean.

Lynn Robert Zirkelbach was born, July 17, 1929, in Wayne Township, Jones County, Iowa. He was the son of Edward and Emma Hein, Zirkelbach. Robert married Ruth Spahr on Sept. 13, 1952. Bob started farming on the family farm near Scotch Grove for 40 years. He worked at Swiss Valley Co-Op part-time after he retired.

Bob was a life-long member of the Scotch Grove Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder. He was a member of Farm Bureau, a 4H Leader and a member of the Jones Co Extension Board. He loved to go golfing at the Scotch Grove Coon Hunter’s Club. He volunteered at Camp Wyoming and the Jones County Historical Society at Edinburgh Village. In his extra time Bob enjoyed wood working and made sure everyone in the family had a piece to cherish. Bob loved to go trout fishing whenever he could. He fulfilled a life-long dream to visit Australia and New Zealand after he retired from farming.

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