CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA

Pastor Robert A. Dennert

Jan. 8, 1922 Ė Sept. 6, 2011


Pastor Robert A. Dennert Jr., 89, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, in St. Lukeís Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Dee Dennert; his children: R. Bruce (Jan) Dennert
of the Town of Mukwonago, Kathlyn Marie (Edward) Ebert of Chippewa Falls, Paul Marcus (Susan) Dennert of Waukesha, and Janet D. Barbessi (John DePuma) of Bethany, Conn.; his sister, Anna Marie Dennert of Boone, Iowa; his brothers, Donald Dennert of Boone and the Rev. John (Mary) Dennert of Freemont, Neb. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Naomi Grace Dennert; infant daughter, Carolyn Dennert; a brother, Walter G. Dennert M.D., and a sister, the Rev. Victoria Moulton.

Robert was born Jan. 8, 1922, in Boone, the son of Robert and Anna Dennert Sr. He married Naomi Grace Russell on Jan. 8, 1943 in Marshalltown, Iowa. She died in 1963. He then married Juanita Dee Maddox on June 22, 1965, in Radcliffe, Iowa. Robert started his professional ministry at Center Point and Alice, Iowa and ended back in Cedar Rapids. Throughout his career, he served in Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin and other assignments in Iowa as well.

He graduated from Boone High School in 1939, attended John Fletcher College near Oskaloosa, and graduated from Coe College in 1943. Robert graduated from Evangelical Theological Seminary in Naperville, Ill., (now Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill.). He was ordained in the Evangelical Church which became the Evangelical United Brethren Church and is now the United Methodist Church. He enjoyed books, photography, music, the outdoors and mission work.

Robert was pastor at Salem United Methodist Church in Waukesha from 1961 to 1972, and led the church relocation after the merger of the Methodist denomination with the Evangelical United Brethren denomination.

Robertís entire life was dedicated to serving others. Online condolences may be sent to
www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.

Funeral services have been held.

Memorials may be sent to the Meth-Wick Community in Cedar Rapids, Garrett Evangelical Seminary-Robert Dennert Jr. Scholarship, St. Lukeís Hospice in Cedar Rapids, St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids, or the charity of your choice.