VENENGA, Robert 1927-1991
VENENGA, MUHRING, RICHARDSON
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/12/2016 at 08:07:10
Robert Venenga Services Held
Robert Dale Venenga, 63, of Grundy Center, passed away Saturday, January 5, at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo.
Services were held Tuesday, January 8, at 10:30 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Grundy Center, with Pastor Gary W. Candlish officiating.
Casket bearers were Robert's sons, Dana, Dale, David and Douglas Venenga.
Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center.
Robert was born on May 25, 1927, to Harm and Jennie Muhring Venenga in Washington Township. At the age of six he moved with his family to Grundy Center. He attended Grundy Center schools until he was 17, when he joined the U.S. Navy. Robert completed his education while in the Navy, where he was a submariner.
On June 11, 1948, Robert was united in marriage to Sylvia Richardson of West Hartford, CT. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in October 1949, after 4 1/2 years. He was then employed by the John Deere Company in Waterloo until his retirement in 1987.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia of Grundy Center; four sons, Dale of St. Joseph, MO, David and his wife, Judy, of Albuquerque, NM, Douglas and his wife, Marsha, of Albuquerque, NM, and Dana of Colorado Springs, CO; one brother, Roy and his wife, Isabelle, of New Hartford; three sisters, Esther (Mrs. Ernest) Kliege of Dike, Thelma (Mrs. Frank) Makinster of Cedar Rapids, and Myrtle Venenga of Grundy Center; six grandchildren, Jeffery, Michael, Mark, Derek, Donna and Justin.
The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center was in charge of professional arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 January 1991, pg 3
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