Robert L. Ricklefs, 74, of Langworthy died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 10 am – 12:30 pm, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Rev. Ed Moreano will officiate. Burial will be Oakwood Cemetery at a later date.
Robert was born November 21, 1944, in Monticello, the son of Ernest and Regina (Holub) Ricklefs. On October 1, 1966, he married Sandra Haigh, at the United Methodist Church in Anamosa, IA and made their home in Langworthy since 1971. Robert served in the US Army from 1965-1966. He worked at Weber Stone Quarry in Stone City, IA for 52 years.
Robert enjoyed fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting, gardening, cooking on his smoker, grandkids and spending time outdoors.
Robert is survived by his wife Sandra, children: Dan (Shelly) Ricklefs of Maple Grove, MN; Sherry (Bruce) Kramer of Cedar Rapids, IA and Rob (Randee) Ricklefs of Atkins, IA; 9 grandchildren: Austin, Casey, Grant Ricklefs, Courtney (Andy) Cannon, Kirby Gehl, Carter, Spencer Kramer, Hailee Ricklefs, Marcus Ricklefs and a great grandchild Kyran Cannon; siblings: Gloria Schmidt of Cedar Rapids, IA and Raymond Ricklefs of Ft. Worth, TX, Randy Rickels, Scott Rickels both of Monticello, IA and Dixie Nielsen of Minneapolis, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Donna (Kenneth) Hanson.
Memorial donations are preferred for the purpose of Sandra’s extended memory care.
Information available at www.kramerfuneral.com