James R. "Bob" Brundage Obituary

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James R. “Bob” Brundage, age 80, of Sabula, Iowa died Saturday, July 15, 2006 at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 19 at the Calvary Lutheran Church, Sabula with Pastor Robert Krueger officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Sabula. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 18 at the Calvary Lutheran Church. Memorials may be given in Bob’s name for the Church.

Bob was born July 19, 1925 in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Walter and Thelma (Tracy) Brundage. He married Isabelle Mangler November 22, 1944. Bob served as a Sergeant in the United States Army during WWII.

Bob worked as a Brakeman for the Milwaukee Railroad and the Soo Line, retiring after 35 years. He loved to spend time with his family. His grandchildren were most important to him. He enjoyed attending their sporting events, driving them to school and celebrating holidays together. He was also proud of his John Deere tractor. He tilled gardens, plowed snow and mowed grass, including the Little League Baseball diamond.

He was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, Sabula, American Legion, Post #74, Sabula, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and the National Assoc. of Retired Veteran Railway Employees.

Bob will be dearly missed by his wife, Isabelle “Izzy” Brundage of Sabula; a son, Dan “Beno” Brundage of Sabula; four daughters, Sandra (Jack) Kempter of Sabula, Kathy (Dick) Schoenhaar of Savanna, Illinois, Tanya (Denny) Heintz of Fairfax, Iowa and Kristi (Dan) Johnson of Sabula; 22 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and two brothers, Bruce (Ruth) Brundage of Germany and Victor (Betty) Brundage of Sabula.

Bob was preceded in death by two sons, Jim and Ricky Brundage; two granddaughters, Tiffany Leonard and Terri Schoenhaar; two brothers, Harold and Marvin Brundage; and a son in-law, Brad Leonard.

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From: Dawn Conway fed ex freight

July 20, 2006

Kristi and Hank Johnson,

I am truly sorry to hear of your loss Kristi. May God Bless you and your family always. If you need anything even an ear please feel free to call me.

Sincerely,

Dawn Conway FedEx Freight

From: Bill and Cindy Johnson

July 20, 2006

Dear Izzy and all your family,

We are so, so saddened to hear of Bob's passing and the sorrow you must feel. We have been at Eric's in Minneapolis since Saturday so we were not able to attend the wake or funeral. Please know that you are in our hearts and we share your sorrow. We are... Read More

From: Dawn Conway fed ex freight

July 20, 2006

Kristi and Hank Johnson,

I am truly sorry to hear of your loss Kristi. May God Bless you and your family always. If you need anything even an ear please feel free to call me.

Sincerely,

Dawn Conway FedEx Freight

From: Bill and Cindy Johnson

July 20, 2006

Dear Izzy and all your family,

We are so, so saddened to hear of Bob's passing and the sorrow you must feel. We have been at Eric's in Minneapolis since Saturday so we were not able to attend the wake or funeral. Please know that you are in our hearts and we share your sorrow. We are... Read More

From: DEB (REGGELSEN) HAACK

July 18, 2006

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY. SO SAD TO HERE ABOUT BOB. YOUR FAMILY ALWAYS HAS MEANT A LOT TO ME. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO ALL. KATHY AND DAN MY PRAYERS WILL BE WITH YOU. DEB (REGGELSEN) HAACK
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