Robert A. White

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Robert A. White, age 91, of New Hampton, IA, died on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at New Hampton Care Center. Robert Allen White was born on October 5, 1917 in Riceville, IA, the son of Oliver S. and Jeannie Mabel (Warburton) White. He graduated from Riceville High School in 1935. Robert was united in marriage to Ione Ruth Gager on June 15, 1941 at New Hampton and to this union two children were born, Roberta and Thomas. Following their marriage the couple lived in Cresco. Bob served as a sergeant for the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. After serving in the war Bob and Ione returned to Iowa, moving to New Hampton in 1950. Throughout Roberts life he worked for Erdahls Hatchery in Cresco, IA, Gager & White Service Station in New Hampton, IA, Raths in Waterloo, IA, and C&H Farm Service in New Hampton, IA. He was a member of Congregational United Church of Christ in New Hampton since 1950 and the American Legion Fae Stine Post #38. Robert is survived by his two children Roberta (Jon) Strickland of Montgomery, AL, and Thomas (Deb) White of Shell Rock, IA; two grandchildren Stacey (Shane) Bulanek of Marshalltown, IA, and Nathan (Missy) Strickland of Linden, NC; three great grandchildren Seth Bulanek, Jonathan, and Luke Strickland; one sister-in-law Marian Jo Brannan of New Hampton, IA; several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife Ione on February 17, 1999; his parents; two sisters Beulah White and Dorothy Marn. Cemetery: Burial will be at 1:00 pm in the Riverside Cemetery at Riceville, IA with Bob Rausch, Allan Krueger, Mick Krueger, Gary Bahlmann, Jon Strickland, Shane Bulanek serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers will be Nathan Stickland, Stacey Bulanek, Ted Steege, Ralph Rausch, Cliff Burgart, Virgal Bud Scholl and Larry Andresen. Graveside Military Rites provided by Riceville American Legion Roy Gue Post #244. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4PM-7PM on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at the Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton, and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service. Service: Funeral services will be 10:30 am on Monday, April 27, 2009 at Congregational United Church of Christ in New Hampton, with Pastor Mary Hatch officiating. Local Military Rites performed by New Hampton American Legion Fae Stine Post # 38.

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  1. Tom, Deb, Stacey, Roberta, Jon, Nathan and family.please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Bob was a wonder person and will be missed very much. We will always cherish the wonderful memories we have of the holidays that you so graciously shared him and your mother with us. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Love Rox, Norb and family

  2. It is with our condolences and deep respect for “Bob White” that I make these comments on behalf of my deceased parents (Leonard & Emma Erdahl) that owned the Erdahl Hatchery in Cresco, and had employed Bob for a period. I was a very young boy and always looked up to Bob like an uncle, and my parents remained close friends with Bob & Iona for the rest of their lives.

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