Robert Engelken

Obituary of Robert Clarence Engelken

NEW VIENNA, IOWA Robert “Bob” C. Engelken, 66 of New Vienna, Iowa passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at Dubuque Specialty Care, Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation will be held 3-7 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2020, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation will continue Saturday from 9:30-11 a.m., at Kramer Funeral Home when final prayers will be held at 11 a.m. We ask you please use current social distancing guidelines provided by the CDC. A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, June 6, 2020 at St. Boniface cemetery following prayers at the funeral home. Rev. Jim Goerend will officiate. Bob was born August 6, 1953 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Clarence and Eileen (Wessels) Engelken. He married Bev Boge on April 20, 1974 at Saint Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville. Bob graduated from Western Dubuque High School in 1971. He worked many years with his father and brother at Engelken Plumbing & Heating. After his father retired, he worked at Engelken Bros. Plumbing & Heating. He also worked for Cascade Lumber and maintenance for St. Boniface Church and elementary school. He retired in 2016 from Lumber Specialty of Dyersville after dementia restricted his abilities. Bob was a 33 year member of the New Vienna/Luxemburg Fire Department and one of the first EMT’s. He also served as an officer on the St. Boniface Holy Name and a member of the Tri-County Sportsman’s Club. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Bev Engelken of New Vienna, children: Kevin (Jenny) Engelken of Dyersville, Kristie (Travis) Thier of Dyersville, and Kim (Chuck) Tucker of Cedar Rapids, grandchildren: Colin, Bella, and Dalton Engelken, MaKenzie and Hunter Thier, Chantel and Chloe Tucker, siblings: Kathy Engelken, Karen (David) Weber, Steve Engelken, and Karla (Nick) Manternach, in-laws: Steve (Marie) Boge, Judy (Tom) Wilhelm, Marla Schmitt, Bruce (Lisa) Boge, Brian (Donna) Boge, and Neal Boge. He was preceded in death by his parents and parents-in-law, Pete and Mary Boge, brothers-in-law: Ken Boge and Bruce Jacobs, and a nephew, Kyle Boge. The family would like to thank the staff of Dubuque Specialty Care for their dedicated and compassionate care. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.
Friday
5
June

Public Visitation

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, June 5, 2020
Kramer Funeral Home - D
750 12th Ave. SW
Dyersville, Iowa, United States
(563)875-7121
Saturday
6
June

Visitation Prior to Service

9:30 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Kramer Funeral Home - D
750 12th Ave. SW
Dyersville, Iowa, United States
(563)875-7121
Saturday
6
June

Graveside Service

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 6, 2020
St. Boniface Cemeterey
7525 Columbus New
Vienna, Iowa, United States
Saturday
6
June

Final Prayers

11:00 am - 11:15 am
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Kramer Funeral Home - D
750 12th Ave. SW
Dyersville, Iowa, United States
(563)875-7121
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