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Robert E. Wright

September 28, 2017
Emmetsburg News

Services for Robert Wright were held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg. Reverend Hojin Shin officiated.

Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery in Emmetsburg. Martin-Mattice Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Earl Wright, son of Raymond and Louisa (Vandervelde) Wright, was born January 30, 1930 in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He received his education in Emmetsburg, graduating from Emmetsburg High School in 1948.

On May 1, 1951 Bob and Phyllis Henningsen were united in marriage at the Methodist Church in Estherville.

At the time that Bob and Phyllis were married, Bob was working for William Vandervelde, a local contractor. Bob also worked at Varcoe Lumber, Culligan Water and Ellis Electric. He spent twenty three years and 3 months working for Palo Alto County, after which he retired.

Bob was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg and had served on the Emmetsburg Fire Department.

Bob passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Phyllis; a son, John Wright; a granddaughter, Megan Wright; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill Wright, Bruce Wright, Peggy Wright and Ruth Wright; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Paul Huscher.

He is survived by his children, James (Lajeanne) Wright and Debra (Barry) Buse; daughter-in-law, Maureen Wright; grandchildren, Joe (Nicole) Wright, Michael (Meredith Tompkins) Buse, Molly (Jesse) Tschopp; step grandchildren, Kay (Kevin) Lienhard, Nicole (Jason) Pangle; and a step great grandchild, Will Lienhard; as well as many other relatives and friends.

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