Robert F. Brehm

Robert F. Brehm, 83, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away on March 26, 2024, peacefully at home.

Private family services will be held with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road is assisting the family.

Robert was born on July 23, 1940, on the family farm in Durango, Iowa, son of Adam F. and Anna (Stoffel) Brehm. He attended school in Rickardsville, Iowa. He was united in marriage to Janice Winner on October 20, 1962, at St. Columbkille’s Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson with his motorcycle group.

Robert was briefly employed at the Dubuque Packing Co. before purchasing the family farm. After retiring from farming, he worked at Bernard Livestock. Robert also honorably served his country in the Army National Guard from 1959 to 1965.

He was a hard worker, and the first to lend a helping hand to anyone. Family was his main passion, but a close second was riding his Harley. He was a chocoholic and could be found eating chocolate ice cream in the middle of the night. He was well known in the Rickardsville/Durango community and will be remembered for being a survivor of many death-defying misadventures.

Those left to remember him are his wife Janice; 8 children, Michelle (Duane) Koopman of Newhall, IA; Kelly (Krambeck) of Cedar Rapids, IA; Troy (Tina), Dean (Kat), Dennis (Brenda), Cody, all of Durango, IA; and Melanie (Mike) Fenner of Simpsonville, KY; daughter-in-law Megan Brehm of Dubuque, Iowa. He also had 28 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Robert was preceded in death by his son Shane Brehm, parents Adam and Anna, and brothers Lawrence and Clarence Brehm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Dubuque.

Special thank you to Hospice of Dubuque, especially Kim and Kelly, for all their care, love, and support through this difficult time.

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