Robert “Bob” Luensmann,81, of Delhi, passed away suddenly of a heart attack Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 at Unity Point, Finley Hospital, Dubuque.
Visitation for Robert was held Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, from 3-7 p.m. at St John’s Catholic Church, 307 South Street, Delhi.
Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at the church, additional visitation from 10- 11 a.m.
Burial followed at 2 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery Dyersville. Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester is assisting the family.
Robert was born March 13, 1939 to John and Marcella (Schute) Luensmann in Dubuque County. Robert graduated from St. Francis Xavier School, Dyersville in 1957. Married Susan Brunsmann Aug. 3, 1963 at St. Mary’s church in Manchester.
Robert and his wife Susan formerly from Dyersville moved to Delhi in 1986 to operate the Lake Delhi Dam, later moved to town where Robert worked for Dave’s Complete Construction. Upon retirement Bob served as the Mayor of Delhi for 2 terms, board member for Delaware County Senior Citizens in Manchester.
Robert volunteered many years at the Dyersville Commercial Club Park, served on the Board of Directors for nine years with three of the years as president, 1977-1979. Was a member of the Dyersville Sportsman Club and Boy Scouts of America.
Together, Robert and Susan enjoyed attending auctions, going to antique markets, and landscaping their several homes they built and remodeled together.
Robert will be remembered for his craftsmanship and creativity. He designed the entrance to the Dyersville Commercial Club Park, built a unique A-Frame home, and was very proud to have led the building project of the St. John’s Catholic Church of Delhi.
Robert is survived by his wife of 57 years; Susan and four children; Ann (Bill) Davidshofer, Lisbon, Marsha (Leif) Wiltscheck, St Michael, Minn., Kevin (Elaine) Luensmann, Altoona, Pa., Mary Kay Bergeson, Manchester; and seven grandchildren: Katie Davidshofer, Jon (Rachel) Davidshofer, Zachary (fiancée Marissa Duart) Collmann, Chad Luensmann, Abigail Luensmann, Travis Luensmann and Jack Luensmann; and three great-grandchildren: Brittan, Kharter, and Rayhven; sister, Margie (Alan) McDermott; brother, David Luensmann; brothers-in-law, John O’Brien, Tony Broghammer, John (Karen) Brunsmann, William Brunsmann; sister-in-law, Mary Davis.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-laws; sisters, Lila Mae Luensmann, Irene O’Brien, Delrose Broghammer, Mary Luensmann; sister-in-law Kathleen Luensmann, in-laws; Hank and Delorse Brunsmann, Leola Brunsmann; brother-in- law, Neil Davis; and son-in-law Russel Leo Bergeson.
Robert was a devoted Husband, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather who enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s activities.
The family would like to thank the EMS service, all the doctors and nurses who have taken care of Robert over the years, especially Tri State Dialysis Unit, Manchester. Special thanks to the family’s friends and family for all their support and care during this difficult time.
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