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January 10, 2018 Robert John Pogge
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1926 - 2017

Robert John Pogge, 91, of Iowa City, formerly of Riverside, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Memorial Mass for Robert was held Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at the Iowa Veterans Home. An additional Memorial Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Iowa City. Following Mass in Iowa City, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the St. Patrick’s Parish Center. Following the luncheon, inurnment will take place in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Riverside. A memorial has been established for the Iowa Veterans Home.

Robert John Pogge was born on May 23, 1926, in West Point, Iowa, the son of Albert and Neva (Foss) Pogge. Bob attended St. Mary’s School in Riverside. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. On June 21, 1949, Bob was united in marriage to Kathleen Agnes Knebel at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Riverside. He was the owner/operator of the DX bulk delivery service in Riverside and surrounding areas and later retired from the University of Iowa. Bob was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Iowa City. Bob enjoyed the outdoors; state, national and international travel—but especially loved driving across the USA with Kathy by his side, interpreting the maps; and all sports. His greatest enjoyment was the time he spent with his family members. A close second had to be his love for devouring newspapers, front to back, multiple times.

Bob will be deeply missed by his wife: Kathy Pogge; children: Carol (Thom) Kirkpatrick of Hills, Barbara (Dan) Pence of Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii and Nancy Kirkpatrick (Joel Simms) of North English; four grandchildren: Dan (Heather) Pence, Chris (Erin) Michel, Stacey (Chad) Huedepohl and Levi (fiancé Lauren Knaack) Kirkpatrick; four great-grandchildren: Tailor Kai Pence, Luke and Chase Michel and Lena Huedepohl; and nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Wesley and Richard, who was Bob’s twin brother; and two sisters: Ruth and Mary.

Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.lewisfuneralhomes.com. The Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Riverside is caring for Bob’s arrangements and his family.

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