November 15, 1937 - March 12, 2017
Robert (Bob) Gehling, 79 of Carroll, died Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa surrounded by his family following a brief illness. Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM Wednesday, March 15th 2017 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll Iowa. The Celebrant will be Father Timothy Johnson. Mass servers will be Stone Gehling, Kaylee Peter, and Kaci Peter. Music will be by Barb McDermott and the Holy Spirit Choir. Maggie Gehling will sing a solo and Elizabeth Mills will play the piano; both are Bob’s granddaughters. Lector for the mass will be Sister Joann Gehling F.S.P.A. Gift bearers will be Bob’s grandchildren. Eucharistic Ministers will be Mary Grossman, Dale Mueggenberg and Sister Joann Gehling. Honorary Casket Bearers will be: Breanna Haberl, Nathan Haberl, Elizabeth Mills, Caleb Wessling, Jack Gehling, Samantha Gehling, Max Gehling, Lilly Gehling, Calvin Gehling, Maggie Gehling, Casey Gehling, Lucy Gehling, Spencer Gehling, Tyler Gehling, Reese Gehling, Conner Gehling, Carter Gehling and Kenna Gehling. Casket Bearers will be: Jessie Schwanz, Cory Haberl, Josh Gehling, Mitch Gehling, Jacob Wessling, and Jordan Wessling. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Carroll, Iowa with military honors conducted by the Carroll American Legion. Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, Iowa after 4:00 PM on Tuesday March 14th where there will be a rosary at 5:00 PM and a Christian Wake Service at 7:00 PM by Holy Spirit Parish. The Casket will be moved to Holy Spirit Church at 9:00 AM on Wednesday where visitation will resume until time of the mass. Robert was born on November 15, 1937 in Carroll Iowa. Robert was the son of Herman and Genevieve (Gross) Gehling. He spent the majority of his life in the Carroll area and attended Sts. Peter and Paul School. Following his schooling he helped his brother George with farming in Minnesota. Later on he served in the Army reserves. He was honorably discharged from the service. After the Army, he began farming with his two brothers; Jim and Carl. On Sept 1st 1962 he married JoAnn Mueggenberg at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Breda, Iowa. Following their marriage he took over the family farm South of Carroll. Later on, he drove school bus for the Carroll Community School District for 15 years. Bob enjoyed playing cards and having coffee with his buddies at the Family Table. He loved any sports especially basketball. The highlight was in 1985 when Kuemper won the state title. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was looking forward to his first great grandchild and upcoming wedding of his granddaughter. He was a member of the Iowa Farm Bureau, The Carroll County Cattle and Pork Producers, and a current member of Holy Spirit Church in Carroll. Survivors include his wife, of 54 years, JoAnn Gehling; children, Joyce (Doug) Haberl of Carroll, Linda (Bob) Wessling of Carroll, Ken (Kim) Gehling of Dyersville, Roger (Tiffany) Gehling of West Des Moines, Randy (Wendy) Gehling of Eagan, MN, Russ (Emily) Gehling of Eau Claire, WI, and Keith (Leah) Gehling of Salem; his grandchildren: Jesse (Kayla) Schwanz, Breanna Haberl and fiancé’ Steven Kellogg, Cory Haberl, Nathan Haberl, Elizabeth (Cameron) Mills, Jacob (Bobbie) Wessling, Josh Gehling, Mitch Gehling, Jack Gehling, Samantha, Max Gehling, Lilly Gehling, Calvin Gehling, Maggie Gehling, Casey Gehling, Lucy Gehling, Spencer Gehling, Tyler Gehling, Reese Gehling, Conner Gehling, Carter Gehling, and Kenna Gehling; his sisters: Rita Anstoeter of Papillion, NE, Rose Ocken of Carroll, and Sister Joann Gehling F.S.P.A of Hiawatha; his brother Jerry (Kathy) Gehling of Phoenix, AZ; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-laws Delores Nagl of Carroll, Bonnie Rasmussen of Newton, Jane Peter of Dedham, Ruth (Gordon) Thompson of Port Angeles ,WA, Linda Gehling of Carroll, Mary (Randy) Grossman of Carroll, Dale (Arlene) Mueggenberg of Breda, Kenneth (Louayne) Mueggenberg of Carroll, Gary (Pat) Mueggenberg of Lake View, Richard (Marilyn) Mueggenberg of Arcadia, Alvin (Sue) Mueggenberg of Arcadia, Darrell (Renee) Mueggenberg of Arcadia, Neil (Marlene) Mueggenberg of Cedar Rapids, Nancy Mueggenberg of Breda, ; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Jessica Schwanz, his parents-in-law, Gerd and Evelyn Mueggenberg; his sisters: Louise Schmitz and Norma Rasmussen; his brothers George, Vernon, Edward, Carl and James Gehling; his in-laws: Walter Schmitz, Louis Anstoeter, Wilfred Ocken, Lorraine Gehling, Edward Rasmussen, Lillian Gehling, Ron Mueggenberg, and Mark Mueggenberg.
Robert (Bob) Gehling, 79 of Carroll, died Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa surrounded by his family following a brief illness. Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM Wednesday, March 15th 2017 at Holy... View Obituary & Service Information
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