Robert J. "Bob" Garthoff

Apr 29, 2017
Garthoff Obit


Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017 at La Porte City Funeral Home, 606 E. Main St., La Porte City     


The family will greet friends after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Funeral Home


Inurnment in Westview Cemetery in La Porte City at a later date


May be directed to the family


Robert J. “Bob” Garthoff, age 73, of Washburn, died Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo of complications due to cancer. 

He was born March 13, 1944 in Waterloo, the son of Christopher and Ethel (Schuetz) Garthoff.  Bob was united in marriage with Donna Roster and they were later divorced.  He has spent the last 30 years with his significant other Carol Riggle. 

Bob worked for John Deere and Co and Performance Automotive in Waterloo.  He lived for several years in Colorado and worked as a car salesman.  Bob enjoyed working on cars and in his younger years loved drag racing.  He liked to watch NASCAR races on television and was a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears. 

Survivors include his significant other, Carol Riggle of Washburn; 2 daughters, Marcia Davis of Springfield, MO and Christine Beckel of Ft. Worth, TX; 4 sons, Jeff Garthoff of Lees Summitt, MO, Duane Heinen, Mike Heinen and Rory (Christy) Riggle, all of La Porte City; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and 1 on the way; and a brother, Tom (Rose) Garthoff of Denver, IA. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Rick Heinen; his sister, Karen Schares and 2 brothers in infancy.

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  1. Deann Olson cundiff | May 01, 2017
    Wow, so sorry to hear of your loss . I was a school friend of Chris and Marcia's and spent a week with him YEARS ago in Independence Iowa, with Marcia. Prayers to you all.

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