CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA
Pastor Robert A.
Jan. 8, 1922 Ė
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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
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
Robertís entire life was dedicated to serving
others. Online condolences may be sent to
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.