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I am so sorry to read of Rob's passing--it was only 2 months ago we were enjoying the Norwegian dinner together at Christ the King church. You two are special people!!

Posted by: Helen Ringgenberg - Iowa City, IA - Friend   Feb 10, 2016

Pastor Rob was my campus pastor and my friend. He generously gave me a home for 2 years in the Lutheran Campus Ministry (Christus House) during a tough time in my life. He had a joyous, genuine presence, and his laughter echoed throughout Christus House. Pastor Rob taught me by example how to believe and live boldly in God's grace.

In an email exchange from May 2014, Pastor Rob shared with me his sincere excitement for his ever-changing, growing calling:
"I am

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Posted by: Roger Davis - East Lansing, MI - Friend   Feb 10, 2016

Kirkwood Community College in Iowa City sends our deepest sympathies. Rob was a great instructor who regularly filled his classes here. He was well respected and popular with students.

Posted by: Dr. Ann Valentine - Iowa City, IA - Coworker   Feb 10, 2016

I knew 'Bob' when I was a 4 year old member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Salina, KS. He and Pastor Gustafson used to visit with the Four Wonders Preschool class on a weekly basis. As my parents served as the janitors at Immanuel at the time, my brother and I were often at the church during 'off' hours, and Bob was always up for a game of tag or tossing a ball with us in the courtyard at the

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Posted by: Ruth Ann Zimmer - Hays, KS - Friend   Feb 10, 2016

I became a Lutheran because of Pastor Rob and his amazing gift for ministry. I was also blessed to play music with his wife and daughter. He will forever be a role model to me for a true Christian and a wonderful human being. I know he is smiling down from heaven as we remember all of his gifts to the world.

Posted by: Liz King Ziemann - Vernon Hills, IL - Friend   Feb 09, 2016

I am sorry Mrs. Dotzel for your lost... NWJH orchestra

Posted by: Bukiwa A - Iowa City, IA - Student   Feb 09, 2016

My memories of pastor Rob come from st johns:Lutheran in des Moines is. He always had the best personality and a very good pastor. My. Condo land ances to Stephnie and family

Posted by: barb espelund balster - des moines, IA - Friend   Feb 09, 2016

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Posted by: barbespelund balster - des moines, IA - Friend   Feb 09, 2016

Stephanie and Family I'm so sorry for your loss. I came to know Pastor Rob when he was working at campus ministries and when he became pastor at Gloria Dei Lutheran church. It was a privilege to know Pastor Rob as Friend and c-worker. Rob you will be missed.

Richard Madden

Posted by: Richard Madden - Iowa city, IA - Friend   Feb 09, 2016

Stephanie and family,
Oh how much I loved and respected Rob. Ron and I are deeply saddened by his passing. Our hearts go out to all of you. You have been on a journey with your husband and father, and I pray for peace for all of you.
He touched so many lives, and truly lived a life of service and faithfulness to his faith. That warm smile, his sense of humor, what a great man he was and is!
Rob and I

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Posted by: Sharon Hanson - Coralville, IA - Friend   Feb 09, 2016