Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, May 19, 2011
OBITUARY ~ ROBERT D. LOUTZENHISER
Services for Robert D. LOUTZENHISER, 86, will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Villisca, Iowa, at 10
a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011, with Rev. Sandra WAINRIGHT ROSSANDER officiating. Masonic services conducted by Masonic
Lodge Iroquois 590 F.M. and A.M. will follow the funeral service. Graveside services will be conducted by Scott MARCUM
at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blockton, Iowa, with military rites by the American Legion Post 443, Blockton.
LOUTZENHISER was born December 9, 1924 at Blockton, the son of Robert David and Bertha (WARDEN) LOUTZENHISER. He passed
away on May 14, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Villisaca, iowa.
Robert graduated from Blockton high school
in 1942 and attended Western Michigan University from 1942-1945. This is where he met his wife-to-be, Margaret (Peggy)
LOCKE, the sister of his roommate, Harry LOCKE. They were married February 20, 1946 while Robert was an ensign in the
navy. After Robert was discharged from the navy in 1946, he and Peggy returned to Western Michigan University where he
finished his studies for a B.S. degree in industrial arts. They moved to Lake Odessa, Michigan where Robert had accepted
his first teaching position. During subsequent years, Peggy and Robert lived in Saranac and Gladwin, Michigan, where
he taught. In 1956 Peggy and Robert returned to the family farm in Blockton. Peggy was killed in 1965 in an automobile
In 1972, Robert married Sharon FISHER of Bedford. They moved to the FISHER family farm in 1975 which is where
Robert lived until he was moved to the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Villisca in September 2010.
Rober was always
fond of teaching his industrial arts students and took great pride in seeing his students doing their woodworking
projects. He enjoyed farming and in later years his own woodworking projects and refinishing antiques. He liked doing
things for other people and was always willing to help. He liked making homemade ice cream, fudge and peanut brittle and
sharing it at the nursing home and church events. One of his specialties was rhubarb ice cream.
Robert was a member
and an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Villisca, a 50+ year member of Masonic Lodge Iroquois 590 F.M. and A.M.,
and a 60+ year member of the American Legion Post 443 in Blockton.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy;
mother and father, Bertha and Robert; brothers, Warden and Paul; sisters, Marjorie GRAHAM and Idialee BROWN; brothers-in-law,
Bill GRAHAM, Harvey BROWN and Don LOCKE; and sisters-in-law, Edith (Warden), Faith (Paul) and Agnes (Harry) LOCKE.
His survivors include his wife, Sharon, of Villisca, Iowa; son, David (Mary Kay) of Blockton, Iowa; daughter, Dee Ann
(David) QUALLS of Long Beach, California; son, Greg of Des Moines, Iowa; son, Gary (Martha) of Santee, California;
granddaughters, Tammy (Vincent) JORGESEN, Cindy (Chet) BRANDENBURG, Crystal LOUTZENHISER and Peggy (Ben) ROED; grandsons,
Jorge, Kevin and Alan LOUTZENHISER; three great-granddaughters, Viola, Elana and Aubrey; sisters-in-law, Joanie LOCKE
and Dorothy TUCKER, as well as many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Blockton
Christian Church, First Presbyterian Church of Villisca or Good Samaritan Socity of Villisca.
Wolfe Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2012
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