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Robert W. "Bob" Altenhein

October 11, 2018
Traer Star-Clipper

Robert W. "Bob" Altenhein, 98, of Cedar Falls, died Friday, September 28, 2018, at NewAldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls. Bob was born August 30, 1920 in Buckingham, Iowa, the son of Roy and Alta (Gates) Altenhein. He married Emma Jean Wilson on July 18, 1942 in Liberty, Missouri. Bob was a graduate of Traer Community High School and Gates Business College in Waterloo. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II, primarily as a weather observer in Alaska. Bob worked for Young Heating & Supply in Waterloo, owned Ned Jones Plumbing & Heating in Marion, Iowa and retired as a sales representative from Winterbottom Supply Company in Waterloo.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Jean Altenhein, of Cedar Falls; his son, Gary (Vicky) Altenhein, of Enfield, Connecticut; his three daughters, Pamela MacKay of Janesville, Iowa, Penne (Brian) Nelson of Scarsdale, New York and Patricia (Mark) Floyd of Denver, Colorado; 13 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Winston MacKay; three brothers, Paul, John and Roger Altenhein, and a sister, Ruth Hoeppner.

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Services will be private. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home,, 266-7525.



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