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“Sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers for your family. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Ed & Karen Elsberry - Ogden, IA

“So sorry ... You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.Scotty & Pat ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Patricia Hertzke - Bondurant, IA

“Janice, Tim & Family - We are very sorry to hear about your loss. I know that the comfort of his memory will help you through this difficult time...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Rochelle & Mike Newberry

“I would like to extend my sympathy to all of Bob's family. Tom Kieffer ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Tom Kieffer - Ogden, IA - Friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember as a kid in the early 80's the day I was invited over to view the family Lionel train set. ...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Dan Bergstrom - (formerly Ogden), IA

“To the Wirtz family please accept our sincere sympathy on Bob's passing.We met Bob on a day visit in 2006 with his son Dennis. Dennis become a family...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Steve & Deirdre English - Friend

“Our deepest Condelences ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Larry & Deanna Leichliter - Ogden, IA

“So sorry to hear of the loss of Bob. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all! ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Steve & Denise Van Pelt - Ogden, IA

“Dear Janice and family,Words seem so inadequate at a time like this, but please just know that I am so sorry for your loss and wish we were closer to...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Jane Askeland - Friend

Robert "Bob" Wirtz, 88, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Bob's wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Sunday, April 24, 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the McGraw Senior Citizen's Center- 241 West Walnut Street in Ogden. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

Robert Eugene Wirtz was born on December 26, 1927, in Ogden, Iowa, the son of Samuel and Ethel (Jones) Wirtz. He attended Ogden schools, including the Battin Country School. He spent 3 years in the 34th Division of the National Guard.

Bob was married to Rose Berglund in 1951 until her passing in 1991. He spent 22 years with Eleanore Redmond who passed away in 2013.

Bob worked for John Deere Des Moines Works for 5 years until he began farming full time, retiring in 1991. He moved into Ogden in 1994.

Bob was an avid collector first and foremost of Lionel trains but also enjoyed antique cars and tractors, airplanes, and flying. These hobbies were enjoyed for years with his oldest son, brother, and many friends. Bob had also been a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner.

Bob is survived by daughter Janice (Tim) McCoy of Perry and son Jeff (Tammy) Wirtz of Ogden; grandchildren Derek (Kerry) Wirtz, their daughters Kamrynn and Kaylen of Boone. Dani (Josh) Sanders, their children Brianna, Caleb, Katy, Nicholas, Noah, and Damien of Ogden. Jake McCoy of Des Moines and Shannon and Samantha Wirtz of Ogden.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, siblings Everett Wirtz and Marjorie Lebo, wife Rose, sons Dennis and Dwight, and partner Eleanore.

In leiu of flowers Bob suggested donations to the Boone Area Humane Society or a favorite charity.