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Robert Bob Diimig
Danbury, Iowa - Robert L. Bob Diimig, 90, of Danbury, Iowa passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Willow Dale Wellness Village in Battle Creek, Iowa. The funeral Mass will be Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic Church in Danbury with Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Burial will be in the Danbury Catholic Cemetery with military graveside honors provided by the American Legion Carlson-Frum Post #336 of Danbury. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 23 after 4:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and a Vigil Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. with Deacon Ray Rosburg officiating followed by the Rosary led by the Knights of Columbus. Armstrong Funeral Home of Danbury and Mapleton has been entrusted with the arrangements and the family is receiving condolences on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Robert Louis Diimig was given birth October 11, 1925, on the family farm, one of twelve children born to Joseph and Gertrude (Smith) Diimig. He first attended Garfield #4 Country School near the home place. He graduated from the Danbury Public School in 1944 and served his country in the United States Air Force.
On November 21, 1950, Bob was united in marriage to Teresa Ann Jacoby, the daughter of Henry and Catherine (Flammang) Jacoby, at St. Marys Catholic Church in Mapleton, Iowa. The couple then moved to the Diimig Family Farm, a Century Farm that has now been in the Diimig Family for a total of 136 years. It was there that Bob and Teresa lovingly raised their four children.
Bob was a devoted Catholic and member of St. Marys Catholic Church in Danbury as well as the Knights of Columbus.
Bobs work in life was in farming, a career he truly loved. Bob appreciated all aspects of the farm from planting and tending to his crops through harvest, raising and caring for all the livestock, and especially maintaining the farm equipment. Though he managed his farm with John Deere and Massey Ferguson implements, Bob loved to restore any brand he could get his hands on. These ranged from antique tractors, pedal tractors, toy tractors and everything in between, a craft in which he became very skilled and knowledgeable.
Along with farming, Bob sold Crows Seed Corn for many years.
Above all, Bob and Teresa loved their grand kids and great grand kids. Every year the week before school started they would invite all the grand kids that could to stay with them on the farm for the that great end of summer fun time with grandpa and grandma. As the grand kids grew older, they still loved to go to the farm and help grandpa. Though help was offered, Bob was still able to shingle his house all by himself at the age of 75, carrying the shingles to the roof and all.
When time allowed, Bob enjoyed playing cards, especially penuchle.
Teresa passed away April 21, 2012.
Those survivors left to embrace their love for Bob include his four children, Gary Diimig, living on the farm at Danbury, Iowa, Pat Shever and her husband, Brian of Battle Creek, Iowa, Jim Diimig and America Soto of Ida Grove, Iowa, and Linda Johnson and her husband, Johnnie of Cushing, Iowa; five grand kids, Kenneth (Kelly) Shever of Correctionville, Iowa, Juston (Tami) Shever of Battle Creek, Iowa, Ashley (Dustin) Schlenger of Cushing, Iowa, and Tonya (Andy) Bainbridge of Anthon, Iowa, and Terry (Mandy) Diimig of Battle Creek, Iowa; 17 great grand kids; Americas three children, Natalia, Sergio, and Paulina; and one brother, Paul Diimig of Chicago, Illinois; many nieces and nephews; and extended family members.
Along with his beloved wife, Teresa, Bob was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Loretta C. Hanson and her husband, Raymond, Marie Diimig, Wilma Diimig, Sally Dinges and her husband, Paul, and Frances VanWaart and her husband, Hans; and five brothers, Al Diimig and his wife, Fern, Raymond Diimig, Larry Diimig and his wife, Esther, Leo Diimig, and Vince Diimig.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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St. Mary's Catholic Church