Robert Luverne Ortberg

  • Born: June 27, 1941
  • Died: June 20, 2019
  • Location: Dubuque, Iowa

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert was born on June 27, 1941 and passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

Robert was a resident of Dubuque, Iowa at the time of passing.

Bob was a 1958 graduate of Earlville High School before enlisting in the U.S. Navy.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Dubuque, Iowa, by Rev. Chuck Layton.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or a favorite charity of donor's choice.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Kelly and the entire Ortberg family. We are sorry for your loss and remember he will always live on in your hearts.

Posted by Liz & Alan Prowse - Marion, IA   June 30, 2019

Posted by T. J. and Carole Welu - Dubuque, IA   June 25, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Please allow the fondest memories shared with your loved one be a soothing blanket over your heart. May God words of comfort found in Mathew 11:28 help you through this difficult time. ~MM~

Posted by A friend   June 24, 2019

I met Bob in the pool at Tropical Harbor 6 or 7 years ago and we became casual friends. Bob moved into our "Tomoka Heights" community after the Irma damage to his home at Tropical Harbor. Was lucky enough to have been invited to play bridge with Bob and share some political thoughts in the pool as well. Met Bob's son and daughter while Bob was moving into the community. Bob was a proud father and devoted husband. One of the nicest persons I have every had the pleasure to meet. Deepest sympathy to his family, Bob will be missed.

Tom Ferguson, Tomoka Heights

Posted by Tom Ferguson - Lake Placid, FL - friend   June 24, 2019

From his many friends in Dubuque, our thoughts are with the family at this time.

Posted by Gary Reid - Dubuque, IA   June 23, 2019

Met Bob several years ago through his children. Was a great man and had great taste in pie as I could always count on him making room for one of my creations even after a big meal. Forever a smile and a kind word.
Was considerate to my family and grieved the loss of my wife Jo as if it was his own family. He was an awesome Dad who was proud of his children and loved his time with them. He will be missed !

Posted by Bob Chiusano - Springville, IA   June 23, 2019

Sorry to hear about Bob's passing. I have great memories of being at auntie La and uncle Orties house in Earlville playing with cousins. God bless. Diane Huntoon Holst

Posted by A friend   June 23, 2019

Thank you for your service to our country REST IN PEACE

Posted by A VIETNAM VETERAN - HIAWATHA, IA   June 23, 2019

I'm sorry for your loss and send my condolences to the Ortberg family. May you all find peace in memory of a life well lived.

Posted by Scott Strauss - Minnetonka, MN - friend   June 22, 2019

Your Dad was a good man and raised his children to be so as well. Clark and I send you our sympathies and prayers for you as you and your families mourn his passing. He lives on still through each of you. Peace

Posted by Jean Yoder - Washington, IA - friend   June 22, 2019

So very sorry! He was a terrific husband and father and I know he will be dearly missed. You are in my thoughts. Andrea Michael family

Posted by Andrea Michael - Hudson, WI - family   June 22, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Ortberg family. So very sorry for your loss. Love, Kelley Hoskins Brunner

Posted by Kelley Brunner - Chandler, AZ - friend   June 22, 2019

Kera so sorry for your loss. It's tough losing your first love! Prayers to you and your family.

Posted by Katie Goodmann - Des Moines - friend   June 22, 2019