Robert Kaalberg

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West Liberty, Iowa Robert A. Kaalberg, 81, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held 10:00AM on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Liberty. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00PM with a wake service at 7:00PM on Friday, July 10, 2009 at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Nichols. A memorial fund has been established. Robert was born the son of John W. and Louise Healy Kaalberg on November 16, 1927. He attended country schools in rural Nichols, graduated from Nichols High School and attended St. Ambrose. He served as a Corporal during the Korean War in Anchorage, Alaska in the 42nd Engineers Construction Battalion from 1951 to 1953. Robert was united in marriage to Geraldine Wolters on March 20, 1952 in West Liberty. Robert worked for Chown Appliance and became owner of Kaalberg Plumbing, Heating and Electric. He was employed as Maintenance Supervisor for the West Liberty School District. Robert was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, West Liberty American Legion #509, Moose Lodge, VFW in Muscatine, and served as a Nichols volunteer firefighter. He enjoyed entertaining family and friends at his cabin on the Mississippi River, feeding wildlife, and bowling in Moose and American Legion tournaments. He is survived by his wife: Gerrie of West Liberty, 4 daughters: Cathy Cox of West Liberty, Linda (Dave) White of West Liberty, Annette “Onie” Carter of Maineville, OH and Paula (Pat) Cooney of Muscatine; 2 sons: David (Amy) Kaalberg of Nichols and Phil Kaalberg of Columbus Junction; 11 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 2 sisters: Mary Steinocher of Nichols and Patricia Matthews of Iowa City. He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 son-in-law, and 2 brothers-in-law.


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, July 10, 2009
Henderson-Barker Funeral Home
205 E. Third Street
West Liberty, Iowa, United States

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10:00 pm
Saturday, July 11, 2009
St. Joseph Catholic Church
109 West Sixth St.
West Liberty, Iowa, United States
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