Robert Aubrey
August 5, 1937 - December 11, 2016

Robert Charles Aubrey, 79, of Clinton, IA and formally of Oelwein passed away on Sunday December 11, 2016 at Hospice of Mercy in Hiawatha surrounded by his family.  Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:30 AM on Saturday December 17, 2016 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Services will then be at 11:30 AM with a Military service to follow led by American Legion Ross Reid Post 9 of Oelwein.  Inurnment will be at a later date.  A memorial fund has been established.

Robert was born in Oelwein on August 5, 1937 to parents John and Agnes (Egan) Aubrey.  He enlisted into the U. S. Army in 1954 and served his county honorably for three years.  On September 29, 1962 he was united in marriage with Karen Ann Swenson at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein.  Robert was employed with Colonial Bread, as a Police Officer; however, the majority of his employment was with the Chicago & Northwestern Railway as an electrician. He followed the railroad from Oelwein to Clinton, where he retired.  He enjoyed playing golf, visiting friends, fishing in Canada and time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He touched many lives and will be missed by all.

He is survived by his children: Jeff (Donna) Aubrey of Plano, TX, Brian (Becky) Aubrey of Janesville, WI, Tim Aubrey of Marion, IA, and Shawn (Dawn) Aubrey of Cedar Falls, IA; thirteen grandchildren: Ryan, Brandon, Danielle, Kristen, Tanner, Josie, Tyler, Alyssa, Nikole (Randy), Aanya, Sami, Shelby and Cade; two great-grandchildren: Braxton,  Noralee and Kayden; a brother John “Gus” (Joann)  Aubrey of Oelwein, IA; a sister Margaret “Peggy” Sproull of Winthrop, IA.  He was preceded in death by his wife Karen (May 5, 2015); a brother William Aubrey; three sisters: Mary Kathryn “Kate” Steffen, Lucille Wardell and Lorraine Short; daughter-in-law Donna Zentz Aubrey and his parents John and Agnes. 

 

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GERI BLISS on December 17, 2016 at 6:25 AM said:

SORRY FOR YOU LOSS BOY'S KNOW HE WILL BE MISSED GREATLY...ENJOYED THE AUBERY FAMILY WATCH THEM ALL GROW UP.NEVER A DULL MOMENT THAT'S FOR SURE. LOVE ALL YOU GUY'S.
Lyle & Nancy Miller on December 15, 2016 at 1:09 PM said:

Sincere condolences to your families. May God Bless and Robert rest in peace.
Irene Keyes on December 14, 2016 at 10:42 AM said:

Tim, Shawn Family & Friends. Its sad to lose someone in death. What helped me the most was prayers and faith in God’s promise at Psalm 34:18 “God is close to the broken heart: he saves those who are crushed in spirit.” For more comforting scriptures, please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. God’s Kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for will bring about these wonderful promises. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. If you wish to contact me at: ikeyes@msn.com
Richard Gehrke and Barb on December 13, 2016 at 6:06 PM said:

Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you on the death of Bob. We always enjoyed our time spent with Bob and Karen while they lived here in Oelwein.
Skip Meyer on December 12, 2016 at 8:39 PM said:

So sorry for your loss! Such a good guy, many memories of him threw the years!
Joe Stasi on December 12, 2016 at 7:33 PM said:

Robert lived a good life...My thoughts are with all his family friends, and people that loved him...

Respectfully,
Mary and Gary Oakley on December 12, 2016 at 5:37 PM said:

Oh boys, and family, we are so sorry for your loss, I remember your dad working at Coast to Coast with George Robinson, what a great pair!!
Cheridee McQueen Herman on December 12, 2016 at 1:11 PM said:

Thoughts & prayers to you all...our parents were friends. Your dad was a very kind man...R.I.P Bob

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