Funeral services for Robert C. Alt, 85, were conducted by Pastor Doug Opp on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon. Interment was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. The casket bearers were Aaron Jorgensen, Jon Jorgensen, Eugene Alt, Jeff DeBower, Robert Nelson, and Todd Lawshe. The Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon was in charge of the arrangements.
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Robert Charles Alt, the son of William C., Jr. and Rose (Axelsen) Alt, was born Jan. 20, 1930, at his parents' home in Hamlin Township rural Audubon County, and died Feb. 9, 2015, at the Audubon County Memorial Hospital in Audubon, at the age of 85 years and 19 days.
Robert was baptized and attended rural schools in Audubon County. He then helped on the family farm. In 1951 he moved with his mother into Audubon. Bob was employed as a day laborer for several individuals and contractors over the years until he retired. He lived with and cared for his mother until her death in 1983. Bob lived at home for several years before moving to the Friendship Home in Audubon in 2003.
Bob enjoyed creating art projects, riding his bicycle; gardening and woodworking where he especially liked to make small storage boxes.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers and sisters Ruth and husband Leonard Kness, Raymond and wife Pearl Alt, and Marie and husband Belmont Byriel; his sister-in-law Shirley Alt and his brother-in-law H.P. Jorgensen, Jr.
Survivors include his brother John W. Alt of Kearney, Mo.; his sisters Jane Jorgensen of Audubon, and Neoma and husband Phillip Thomas of Ames; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Kessler Funeral Home
515 S Division St
Audubon, IA 50025
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Feb. 20 to Feb. 27, 2015