Robert Raymond “Bob” Lahr, 84, of Manchester, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood.

Mass of Resurrection will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at St. Mark Catholic Church in Edgewood, with the Rev. John Haugen presiding. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at St. Mark Catholic Church in Edgewood. Interment with Military Rites will be at St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Edgewood.

Bob was born April 4, 1934, in Monticello, the son of Raymond and Delores (Westhoff) Lahr. Bob was a 1952 graduate of Worthington High School. After his graduation, he served honorably in the United States Army.

On June 6, 1957, Bob was united in marriage to Rosemary March in Worthington. Eight children were born to this union. Bob worked in Earlville as a mechanic and truck driver. The family then moved to a farm north of Manchester. The couple farmed together and remained on the farm until June of 2016.

Bob and Rosemary enjoyed spending their summers in Ontario, Canada, for ten years. During his life he enjoyed fishing and raising draft horses. Bob was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Rosemary Lahr, of Edgewood; eight children, Larry (Darlene) Lahr, of Cedar Rapids, Mary (Jay) Walters, of Garber, Dan (Jacque) Lahr, of Manchester, Julia (Stephen) Feld, of Marshalltown, Annette (Kevin) Harbaugh, of Manchester, Michael (Cathy Kearns) Lahr, of Hopkinton, Martin (Tricia) Lahr, of Coggon, and Lisa (Barry) Huber, of Eldridge; 23 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Pat (Robert) Wolfe, of Dubuque; two brothers, Harold (Lois) Lahr, of Earlville and Wayne Lahr, of Worthington; and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Leo Manternach; and one brother, Herman (Bev) Lahr.

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