Robert W. Kaune Jan. 17, 1947 – July 8, 2020

Robert W. Kaune

      Robert W. Kaune, 73, of Monticello, Iowa passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at his home in Monticello.

      Funeral Services for Bob will be held at a later date.

      Bob was born Jan. 17, 1947, in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Daniel and Bernice Kaune.  He married Judy Appleby on Jan. 11, 1969 at St. Luke Methodist Church, Monticello.

      Bob was a proud veteran who served in the both the U.S. Navy and later in the Reserves as a Seabee. He enjoyed hunting, watching John Wayne movies, camping, and spending time with his grandkids and granddogs.

      Survivors include his three children: Jeffery (Kim) Kaune of Grimes, Brenda (Mark) Zimmerman of Dubuque, Sarah (David) Hoffner of Monticello; four grandchildren: Peyton (Taylor) Honeck, Grace, Jackson, Jonathan, and Josephine; siblings: Bernice (Bob) Jurgensen, Terry (Mary) Kaune; in-laws: Jeff Appleby, Jerry (Ruth) Appleby, Tom Mai, Suszanne Appleby, and numerous nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his wife Judy in 2014, his parents and parents-in-law, sibling Sandy Crippes, and many in-laws.

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