In Memory of

Robert Eugene Grauer

September 10, 1939 - March 8, 2011
Bob was born September 10, 1939 in Cherokee, Iowa to Fred and Cecelia (Mackowski) Grauer. He attended school in Cherokee, Iowa. Following his schooling he went to work for Berglund Motor Company in Cherokee, Iowa. Later, he worked for the City of Cherokee Water Department for several years. Finally, Bob was the night courier for the Cherokee Daily Times. In 1960 Bob was married to Jan Grapenthin. Bob enjoyed coffee at Archie Bunkers, playing cards, and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include daughters, Janita Hirschman, and her husband, Tom, of Cherokee, Iowa; Jana Pedersen, and her husband, Kent, of Cascade, Iowa; Jayla Graybill, and her husband, Brett, of Cherokee, Iowa; Jalene Woods, and her husband, Tim, of Meriden, Iowa; a son, Jaryl Grauer, and his wife, Barb, of Cherokee, Iowa; his children's mother, Jan, of Cherokee, Iowa; sisters, Evelyn Stoner, of Cherokee; Darlene Radke, and her husband, Don, of Cherokee, Iowa; Lila Saxby, and her husband, Orville, of Cherokee, Iowa; Shirley Larson, and her husband, LeRoy, of Cherokee, Iowa; Mary Ann Rasmus, and her husband, Bill, of San Diego, California; Marjorie Veale, and her husband, Joe, of San Diego, California; one brother, Sherald Grauer and his wife Carol of Cherokee, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Wilma Grauer, of Sanborn, Iowa; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother (Dale), a brother-in-law, Charles Stoner.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Rev. Ethan Sayler
Visitation will begin at 4:00 P.M. Thursday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday night at the funeral home
Organist- Arlene Hultman
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa At a later date.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Shirley and family, So sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts. Scott & Cheryl Larson, Micah & Allison”
- Scott M Larson
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry for your family's loss. I considered Bob to be a great uncle and I have very fond and funny memories of the times we spent with him. He will be missed.”
- Jim Rasmus
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“I was sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My mother worked with his mom many years ago. I went to school with his brother, Dale. My deepest symphany.”
- Darleen [Cummins] Pettengi;;
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. You have my deepest sympathy's”
- Vicki J Menke
Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
- Dana (File) Kies
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of the Passing of Bob. We shared many good times with Bob and Jan. Our love and prayers go out to the family.”
- Terry G. Skarin
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“As a 1958 classmate and one-time girlfriend of Bob, I wish to express my heartfelt and sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. The video was a wonderful tribute to Bob - may you always treasure and cherish your memories of him.”
- Donna Swanger Hallgrimson
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Bob was a longtime friend and even though I had not seen him in several years, we kept in touch through my aunt, Marge Tilton. Marge and France were extremely fond of Bobby and included him in many of their activities. My heart goes out to his family. I appreciatd the phone call I received from his daughter telling me of his passing. ”
- Jan Jurgens
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Ed and I were so sad to hear about the death of my dear Uncle Bob. I will always carry fond memories of Bob, an unforgettable character in our family tree. I've told many "Bob" tales, gosh they make me laugh. In fact, last summer I found a letter Paula wrote me when I was in college in the 70's and she was still in grade school. Paula wrote that she was doing her homework, and it not only took Mom and Dad's help, but also Aunt Lila and Uncle Bob who got out the magnifying glass to help with the map assignment. Now this was written by a third grader! Just imagine that conversation. I laughed out loud! That letter is a keeper.

I'm pleased to see a part of Uncle Bob's fun loving personality in each of his children; it makes for continued laughs at future family gatherings. God Bless each of you.

With love and kind thoughts,
Christie Larson Franklin

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
~from a headstone in Ireland
- Christie Larson Franklin
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