Robert Ernest Mugge, 82, of Everly passed away Sunday, June 10, 2007, at at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 15 at United Methodist Church in Everly. The Rev. Karen Larson will officiate the 11 a.m. service.
Casket bearers are Dan Dudeck, Steven Dudeck, Scott Goeken, Kevin Goeken, Chris Galm, Nick Galm and Amalie Galm.
Mr. Mugge was born on August 10, 1924, to Arthur and Grace (Hessenius) Mugge on the family farm by Calumet, the oldest of six children. He moved with his family in 1933 to a farm southwest of Spencer.
He attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Spencer High School in 1942.
Bob married Marilyn Mann on December 5, 1943. To this union, three daughters were born; Barbara Jo, Kathryn Anne, and Robin Louise.
The couple farmed northwest of Rossie until 1960. In 1960, they purchased the Stockmans Club. In 1965, he went to work for Honeybee Corporation. In 1981, Bob and Marilyn moved to Mesa, Arizona, where they lived during the winter months, coming back to Everly every summer.
Bob enjoyed being active in his community and was involved in many projects throughout his life. Activities included President of the State FFA, President of Northwest Iowa Angus Association, 4-H leader for 10 years, Governor of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge in Spencer, and was a member of Everly Lions Club especially active in the construction of Scharnberg Park. He was also an active member of Everly United Methodist Church for over 40 years.
Those who will always cherish his memory include his wife of 63 years, Marilyn and his children: Barbara (Jerry) Dudeck of Mesa, Arizona; Kathryn (Tom) Goeken of Everly and Robin (Bob) Andrews also of Everly along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Morgan, and many friends.