Robert C.


Robert C. "Bob" Assenmacher age 83 of Clinton, passed away Thursday Feb. 7, 2019 at West Wing Place in DeWitt. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 AM Wednesday Feb. 13th at St. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church in Sugar Creek. Visitation will be held Wednesday 9:30 AM until the service at the church. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Burial will be held at the St. Mary & Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Sugar Creek. Online condolences may be left at

Bob was born on July 1, 1935 in Browns Station, IA, the son of Mathias and Marie (Arkenberg) Assenmacher. He was a US Army veteran, serving from 1958-1960. He worked as a machinist for International Paper, Clinton for over 30 years, retiring in 1997. Bob attended the Church of the Visitation in Camanche. He enjoyed playing the organ, riding motorcycles, and tinkering with electronics.

Bob is survived by his three daughters, Natalie (Brian) Zaehringer of Davenport, IA, Loreen (David) Hampton of Bettendorf, IA, and Beth (Andrew) Jacobs of Shorewood, WI; six grandchildren, Megan (Brett) Umthun, Dustin Gustafson, Taylor Hampton, Sophie Zaehringer, Elise Jacobs, and Samuel Jacobs; and a brother, John (Janella) Assenmacher of Goose Lake, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lucille.
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3 posts

Vickey and Finis Drake
Feb 15, 2019
He is definatley going to be missed at the Flee Market. Going to miss his teasing . We always had a seat for him when he came by
Destiny Hook
Feb 11, 2019
Bob has came in to see me at osco for the last 2 years and ae always enjoyed his visits. He came in weekly to bring in a reeces (my fav!), carved me several wooden name plaques, and always shared pictures of his family!! R.I.P. 💜
Cindy and Larry Goldensoph
Feb 09, 2019
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a very nice man. Always enjoyed chatting with him,he was funny. Always seen him riding his motorized bike. RIP