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In Memory of Robert Dean Regennitter
Robert Dean Regennitter
Born: June 26, 1947
Died: May 26, 2017
Age: 69
Graveside Services will be 10:30A.M., Thursday, June 1, at Northlawn Memorial Park in Spencer.
Pastor John Syvertson
Visitation will be from 9:00 - 10:00 A.M., Thursday morning at the Warner Funeral Home.
Northlawn Memorial Park
Spence, Iowa
Robert Dean Regennitter
June 26, 1947 - May 26, 2017
Robert Dean Regennitter, the son of Catherine (Terry) and Harry Regennitter was born on June 26, 1947 in Spencer, IA. His childhood years were spent in Spencer where he graduated from Spencer High School. Following high school, Robert enlisted in the Air Force stationed in San Bernardino, CA and worked as an airplane mechanic until his honorable discharge as Sergeant in 1970.

While in San Bernardino, Robert married Barbara Franseen on October 31, 1968. Together they had two children, Ross and Ryan. After the Air Force, Robert and his family moved back to Spencer, IA. He became one of the first employees at Eaton's corporation, working there as a tool and die maker from 1973 to 1991. Being mechanically inclined and always good with wood working, he and his wife, Barb soon put their skills and creative ability to use supporting the crafting business, Country House, they started in 1982.

Robert moved to Congress, AZ in 1992 to escape the cold Iowa winters. He returned to Spencer, Iowa in 2005 to be closer to family. In his spare time, Robert enjoyed wood working, exploring hobbies such as photography, family time, and his three Boston Terriers: Snowflake, Joy, and Pearl.

Robert passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, IA on Friday, May 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (1985), his father, Harry (1952), his mother, Catherine (2013), and his sister, Wanda (2012).

Left to cherish his memory are his two sons: Ross Regennitter and his wife, Cindy, and their children: Rebecca and Nathan of Cary, IL; and Ryan Regennitter of Gilbert AZ; one brother, Terry Regennitter of FL; a brother-in-law, Earl Birchard of Spencer, IA; brother-in-law, Brian Franseen and his wife, Anji of Spencer, IA; sister-in-law, Linda Ball and her husband, Jim of Lincoln, NE and other relatives and many friends.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
I only knew Robert for the past 9 months as my mother was also a resident at St. Luke Lutheran Home. Robert had a witty sense of humor, sometimes he would get a sparkle in his eye, and then smirk at you and you knew he was being ornery. Even though I only knew him during his difficult illness he was a joy to know. God puts us in places at certain times for special reasons, and I am thankful to have known him.
Denise Breyfogle
Monday, May 29, 2017
Sorry to hear about Bob. Didn't even know he was ill. I grew up with Bob over on 3rd. Ave. W. here in Spencer. Have alot of childhood memorys. I rember once Katheryn caught us smoking up in Bob's room. She made us smoke the whole pack! LOL
Steve Hall
Sunday, May 28, 2017
My prayers for his two sons and family. Peace and happiness in heaven Bobby
Jo A Runkle
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