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Robert Gene Rahn

Updated: Dec 2, 2021


Robert Gene Rahn (Bob), 72, passed away in Altoona, Iowa, on November 30, 2021, at his home after a long illness with his wife by his side. Bob was born to Bob and Helen Rahn in Cherokee, Iowa, and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1967. After high school Bob attended Nettleton Business College in Sioux City, Iowa, where he met the love of his life, Roberta Stoneburg. Bob joined the Army and attended basic training in Fort Lewis, Washington. After completing Military Policeman training in Fort Gordon, Georgia, Bob married Roberta Stoneburg on April 4, 1970, in Sioux City, Iowa. Bob was stationed in Panama as a military policeman where they began their marriage together. Bob was honorably discharged from the Army, and they returned to Sioux City where he attended and graduated from Briar Cliff College in 1975.


When he graduated from college, they moved to Altoona, Iowa, where Bob started his career with the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance as a Property Appraiser and served in that role until his retirement in 2006.


Bob enjoyed many things outside from work; he and Roberta especially loved traveling all over the United States and world. Bob loved all kinds of sports and participated in baseball and basketball. He especially loved to play golf his entire life.


Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Helen Rahn; brother, Randy Rahn; his in-laws Robert and Lena Stoneburg; brother-in-laws Robert Stoneburg and Paul Stoneburg.


He will lovingly be remembered by his wife of 51 years, Roberta Rahn, Altoona, Iowa; brother Don (Stephanie) Rahn of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; sister-in-law Mary Stoneburg of Sioux City, Iowa; nieces, Shelby (Colby) Abrams of Saratoga Springs, Utah; Carly (Cory) Myers of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Jennifer (Scott) Bennetts of Jenison, Michigan; nephew Michael Stoneburg of Holland, Michigan; great nieces, Gabriella and Samantha Bennetts, and Ellie Abrams; great nephew Corbin Bennetts; honorary nieces, Lisa (Dana) Johnson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Katie (Jesse) Johnson of Waukee, Iowa.


A family graveside service will be held at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa.


In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that memorials be made to the American Kidney Foundation or Hospice of the Midwest.