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“Dear Rachel and familyPlease accept Jennifers and my condolences. Prayers for all your family John, Leia, and Jennifer Johnsen ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Leia Johnsen - Woodbine, IA

“So Sorry for your loss Rachel. Robert was good friend and classmate. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Larry Lahr - Carroll, IA - Friend

“Robert love his family so much! He was a devoted husband and father. Hugs, love and prayers from all of us. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Fonda Catherine - Dunlap, IA

“Deepest sympathy. Bob will be missed. ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Cathy Shanahan - Family

“David and I wish to express our sincere condolences to you, Rachel, and to your family in this sad loss. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: David and Carol Rueber - Traer, IA

“To the Kroll family. So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My wife (Mary Jo) was his classmate and I was Calvin's. I wish there was the perfect words...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Byron Hartwig - Battle Creek, IA

“Rachel and family. So sorry about Bobby. Thinking about you and prayers. ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: MARILYN BERENS - friend

“Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. So sorry for your loss and so sad to hear the news about Bob. Please let me know when the...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Judy Gorden - Dow City, IA

“May God be with you through this very difficult time. My prayers will be with you, and your family. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Debbie Renz - Council Bluffs, IA

“You are so greatly missed, as friend and paper thrower. Know you are loved and missed. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Dana Gates

“My sincerest condolences to the entire Kroll family. I primarily knew Calvin & my classmate John, but a life lost at such a young age hurts everyone...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Gale Rockwell - Astoria, OR

“Just wanted you to know that we have you all in our thoughts and prayers...can't imagine the shock of losing Bob. Please let us know if we can help...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: leigh meeker - woodbine, IA

“So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of Love and Light Debbie ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Debbie Gaul-Rusch - Dow City, IA

“Praying for peace of mind and God's loving face for you Rachel & family ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Jacque Shafer - Dow City, IA

“I'm so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Thoughys & prayers to all Bob's family. 1977 classmate ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Laura (Bonsall) Howard - Lenexa, KS

“So sorry Rachel for your loss, been thinking about you and your family all day. Sending prayers for this difficult time. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Diana Maulsby - Rockwell city, IA

“Sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Monica Duncklee - Denison, IA

“Rachel; l am so very sorry to hear of Robert's passing. I cannot begin to even imagine the sorrow and pain you and your family are going through! If...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Ramona Stephany - Woodbine, IA

“I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Maynard Stevens - Branson, MO

“My heart goes out to you all. May God be with all of you during this very sad time. Hugs to you all. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Rheta Groff - New Prague, MN

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Robert Eugene "Bob" Kroll was born on January 8, 1959, to Henry and Ruth Jean (Renz) Kroll in Denison, Iowa. He was raised in Turin, Iowa and Dunlap, Iowa. He graduated from Dunlap High School in 1977. Robert attended UTI in Omaha in the Auto Body Program. He worked at Ratigan Auto in Missouri Valley, Stoddard Trailers in Dunlap and Farmland in Denison. In the summer of '81, Robert and Jon Chase took a cross-country motorcycle trip to Oregon. Robert returned to Iowa, enlisted and proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp from 1981-1985. After his honorable discharge, he worked various jobs. On March 31, 1989, Robert married the love of his life, Rachel Chase. He spent the past 24 years working at Omaha Standard in Council Bluffs.

Robert enjoyed his family and took them on many vacations across the U.S. He enjoyed his work of being a painter at OSP. He liked to garden with Catrina, watch Jessie play volleyball and Melissa run track. He also enjoyed attending all of Jeremiah's wrestling matches, as well as, teaching Aiden how to ride his bike. Robert enjoyed a good conspiracy theory and his family believed he could fix anything. Mostly, he loved being a grandpa to Jason and Joseph.

Robert died on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the age of 59 years, one month, and 12 days.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Calvin Kroll in 2001; and one sister-in-law, Rhonda Kroll. He is survived by his wife, Rachel Kroll of Dunlap, Iowa; five children, Catrina (Kevin) Feige of Dunlap, Iowa, Jessie Kroll of Silver Spring, Maryland, Melissa Kroll of Vermillion, South Dakota, Jeremiah Kroll and Aiden Kroll both of Dunlap, Iowa; two grandsons, Jason Eugene and Joseph Eric; brother Dale (Tamara) Kroll of Spencer, Iowa, John (Sharlotte) Kroll of Pierce, Nebraska; and many other relatives and friends.