Robert Eldon Stroeber

Robert Eldon Stroeber


Robert Eldon Stroeber, 89, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday (February 14, 2015) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The son of Edward and Hazel (Boyer) Stroeber, he was born July 15, 1925 in Orient, Iowa. On March 30, 1946 in Winterset, Iowa, Robert was united in marriage to Naomi Hermon who preceded him in death on December 16, 2006.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Judy Troester; one brother, Edward Stroeber; two sisters, Betty Johnson and Mary Schulz; four brothers-in-law, Rex Schulz, Forest Hermon, Dale Hermon and Bob Hermon.

Robert is survived by his granddaughter Kimberly Moore and husband John of Kirksville, MO; two great-grandchildren, Abby Nicole and Anna Paige Moore; one son-in-law, Kent Troester of Kirksville, MO, and one sister-in-law, Elva Stroeber of Dallas Center, IA.

Robert graduated from Macksburg High School in Macksburg, Iowa with the Class of 1943. He was employed sixteen years for Polk County Social Services as property officer, until retiring in 1987. In 2000 he and Naomi moved to Kirksville to make their home. They also spent twelve winters in Arizona where he refereed croquet tournaments.

Robert had a great love for his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

While residing in West Des Moines, Iowa, Robert was a member of Valley Junction Lodge #604 IOOF, Amaryllis Rebekah Lodge #81, IOOF. He was a member of lodge for over sixty years. Robert was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Kirksville.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday (February 19, 2015) at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, with Pastor Richard Northcutt officiating. Music selections will be provided by Lanna Novinger who will be accompanied by Dianthe Cable, organist. Interment will follow the service at Highland Park Cemetery in Kirksville.

Family will receive friends on Thursday (February 19, 2015) for one hour before the service in the chapel of Travis-Noe Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Moore, Levi Moore, Adam Moore, Brett Moore, Don Schulz and Philip Ayers.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Robert Stroeber may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Kirksville or to the American Cancer Society. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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