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Robert Reissner

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Robert "Bob" L. Reissner age 98 of Lawler, IA died Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Homes in Charles City. Robert Louis (Bob) Reissner passed away peacefully on September 13, 2023. He was born June 19, 1925 in Chickasaw county, Iowa to Lenora (Boetcher) Reissner and Louis Reissner. Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife Catharina (Katie) Smits Reissner and his sister Elsie and brother Cyril. Bob enjoyed farming (especially raising hogs) which he skillfully performed his entire life. He had other interests such as establishing two publishing companies. It was through his publishing companies that he shared his self-taught theories on economics. Bob published books and papers on economics with the objective of promoting a technical understanding of the subject for others to improve their perspective on the topic. His goal was to establish an economic basis from which economies and economists could plan and act for the benefit of all of the society’s people. After graduating from the Army’s signal school in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Bob was deployed to Germany and stationed at the Army’s 596 Signal Company. Their mission was to provide communications for America’s Seventh Army. While there Bob met Katie in the Netherlands. She later immigrated to the United States and they were married. In the 1960s Bob served as a National Staff Organized for the National Farmers Organization while they struggled to establish Collective Bargaining for America’s agricultural industry. Bob is survived by his daughter Martha(Tina) Smits Reissner Clancy, her husband George F, (Jeff) Clancy Jr., his grandson George F (Jeff) Clancy III and his great grandson Robert Lewis Clancy. He is also survived by nephew Thomas Reissner, nieces Lynn Keller and Anne Murray and many grand nieces and nephews living in the United States and the Netherlands. At his request, there will be no services for Bob. 641-394-4334.

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  1. My sympathy to you Tenie. Bob was a good friend of my dad. He was a kind man and always had a great story to tell. May he rest in peace and be reunited with Katie❤️

  2. I’m so sorry about Uncle Bob’s passing. It was always fun to visit him at the farm and at family reunions. He will be missed.

  3. Bob was my great uncle. We always joked he was a great, great uncle. He taught me how to weld, about humane farming techniques and collective bargaining. He was a man that never stopped learning or teaching. He will be missed.

  4. I knew Robert was an interesting gentleman when I visited him at the nursing home – I just didn’t realize all his accomplishments! Rest in peace Robert!

  5. Uncle Bob in a few words: calm, kind, making jokes, young at heart and keeping up with the latest developments. Loved that he always send self made birthday and Christmas cards. Will never forget that he picked me and my mother Anny up from the airport in Minneapolis while he was already 84! Great uncle may he rest in peace. Wishing family and friends of Bob lots of strength. Love Elisabeth

  6. Our sincere sympathy to Tina and family. Bob was a great neighbor and most of all a Good Man. Rest in peace, Bob
    Norbert and Joann

  7. Oh my, where do I begin to describe such a wonderful, unique man!
    I loved Bob like a Father.
    My sincere sympathy to Tina and all who knew this rare man. In his eighties, he drove to my house and climbed a 14ft. Ladder to fix my 2nd story window, install windows in my shed and do hard over head work on my house back door frame.
    He helped me in so many ways.
    He’s a perfect example of how people should treat livestock.
    They just dont makevthem.like Bob anymore.
    Loved his homemade cards too.
    Bob I Loveyou and miss you.


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