Robert F. Plattenberger

November 15, 1921 ~ June 9, 2018 (age 96)

Robert F. Plattenberger, 96, of Martelle, Iowa, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 surrounded by family.

As a citizen, Robert was quietly attentive; as a son, dutiful; as a husband, loving and constant; as a father & grandfather, patient and kind; as a friend, loyal. His presence enhanced his community. In short, he was as honest a man as ever God with his image blest.

The celebration of life service will be held 10:00a.m. Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the Martelle United Methodist Church, with Pastor Sue Ellen Sherman & Pastor Carla Burge officiating. A visitation and lunch will follow the service. A private burial will be at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. The Beatty-Peterseim Funeral home is assisting the family with arrangements.

On November 15, 1921, Robert was born at home in rural Mount Vernon to Leila (Barr) and Luther Plattenberger. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1940 and attended Iowa State University. Robert was united in marriage with Roberta Mae Wilson on February 18, 1945 in Mount Vernon. They made their home in Martelle where they farmed the rest of their lives. Robert was an avid reader. When reading became too difficult, he listened to hundreds of Talking Books from the Commission for the Blind. He enjoyed his grandchildren, traveling and fishing. He was a longtime member of the Martelle United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his daughters Margaret Sadeghpour - Kramer (Monte) of Mount Vernon, Marilyn Bauch (Jared) of Traer IA, Dr. Robin Plattenberger Gilmore (Richard) of Washington IA; sister Mary Carol Lambertsen of Anamosa; grandchildren Mitra Sadeghpour of Cedar Falls, Cameron Sadeghpour (Melanie) of Des Moines, Jim Bauch (Nancy) of Stewart, Laura Baker of Raleigh, NC, Aaron Bauch (Tawnya) of Ankeny, Andrew Bauch (Skyler) of Laurence, KS, Kevin Mahraun (Kathy) of Port Byron IL, Janine Mahraun of Fredrick MD, Matt Gilmore (Bronya) of LaGrange MO, and Michelle Gilmore of Quincy, IL; great-grandchildren Ada Sadeghpour, Jenna and Alyson Bauch, Marcus Baker, Mo Scarlett, Lily and Anna Bauch, Logan and Austin Hamm, Jack and Sam Bauch, Kameron, Katy, and Jacob Mahraun, Abby, Riley Jo, Nevaeh, and Brittney Gilmore.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Roberta on January 2, 2013; daughter Barbara on September 27, 2009; and one grandson Robert.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Friends of the Library (Talking Books) c/o Marilyn Bauch, 902 Mill Street, Traer, Iowa 50675.

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