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Official Obituary of

Dr. Robert "Bob" A. Reinke

March 22, 1940 ~ April 1, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Dr. Robert "Bob" Reinke Obituary

Dr. Robert (Bob) Arden Reinke passed away on April 1, 2024, at Burgess Health Center in Onawa, IA with his wife and three daughters by his side. He was 84 years old.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the Goslar Funeral Home Chapel, Onawa, Iowa, followed by a celebration of life service at 11:00 A.M., led by Bob’s grandchildren. Burial will be held at a later date with military honors. A live stream of the service will be posted on the Goslar Funeral Home website with Bob’s obituary. Arrangements are under the direction of Goslar Funeral Home and Monuments.

Bob was born to Glenn and Dorothea Reinke in Hartley, IA on March 22, 1940. He was welcomed to the family by his older brother Merlyn, and later welcomed a younger sister, Glenda. He graduated from Hartley High School – where he was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball, track & field) and a bit of a rebel (especially in his customized 1950 Mercury) – in 1958.

During his school years, he met the love of his life, Judith (Judy) Ann Mundt, and they shared 79 years of their lives together.  They became friends as 5-year-old kindergartners, fell in love as teenagers, and married at the age of 20 on August 14, 1960, in Hartley, IA. A highlight of their teen years was spending evenings jitterbugging at the Roof Garden in Arnolds Park, IA. Watching them jitterbug in later years was always a highlight for their kids and grandkids.

After marriage, Bob and Judy moved to Iowa City where Bob attended Dental School at the University of Iowa and Judy worked at the University of Iowa School of Business. Their two oldest daughters – Stacie Ann and Stephanie Rae – were born during their time in Iowa City. As a childhood Hawkeye fan, a walk-on for the Iowa football team, and a University of Iowa graduate, Bob had no choice but to become an avid, lifelong Hawkeye fan.  Cheering on the Hawkeyes through all of their ups and downs has always been part of Reinke family life.

Upon graduation from Dental School in 1966, Bob entered the United States Air Force, and the young family was stationed at Nellis Air Force base in Las Vegas, NV.  There, lifelong friends were made, including General Chuck Horner, who gave Bob the opportunity to fly with the USAF Thunderbirds, the experience of a lifetime.

Upon discharge from the USAF in 1968, Bob and Judy moved to Sioux City, IA, where Bob practiced dentistry for one year, and where their youngest daughter – Suzanne Beth – was born. In 1969, Bob and Judy moved to Onawa, IA, where Bob opened the first dental practice in town and came to be known as “Doc”. He practiced there until his retirement in 1985.  Bob served his community as President of the West Monona School Board, as a member of the Onawa State Bank Board of Directors, and as a member of Shriners International, where he rode in the White Horse Patrol.

Beyond the “facts,” the most important thing to know about Bob is that he was a family man at heart. He most enjoyed simply spending time with his wife, kids, and grandkids – as well as his close friends – and he was willing to go to the ends of the earth for all of them. His most treasured times with family and friends included Iowa football games, fondue and stocking stuffers at Christmas, fishing trips to Eagle Lake in Canada, skiing trips to Colorado (especially those last runs down Go Devil), “summer camp” weeks in Onawa with the grandkids (which always included a return to Bob and Judy’s teenage stomping grounds in Okoboji), summer picnics and pig roasts at Stangel’s cabin, golfing at the Onawa Country Club and at the Sands in Las Vegas, and so much more. We are blessed to have called him “Husband,” “Dad,” and “Papa” and are thankful for every moment we had with him.

Bob leaves behind his wife Judy Reinke of Onawa, IA; daughter Stacie Reinke of Onawa, IA; daughter and son-in-law Stephanie and Jim Teal of Eden Prairie, MN; daughter and son-in-law Suzanne and Dr. Michael Kevlyn of Littleton, CO; grandchildren Emma Teal, Graham Teal and his fiancée Marissa Hoepner, Grace Teal, Corrin Kevlyn, and Ethan Kevlyn; sister and brother-in-law Glenda and Kenny Kroger of Hartley, IA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Jill and Kenny Mundt of Mountain View, MO; sister-in-law Audrey Mayer of Hartley, IA; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Glenn and Dorothea Reinke, brother and sister-in-law Merlyn and Donna Reinke, parents-in-law Albert and Leona Mundt, brother-in-law Lyle Mayer, and many dear friends.

A special thanks to Burgess Health Center doctors, nurses, therapists, and staff for all their loving care.

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April 6, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Goslar Funeral Home Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Celebration of Life Service
April 6, 2024

11:00 AM
Goslar Funeral Home Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040


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