Robert “Bob” William Landgraf Sr. 91, of Jackson passed away Thursday September 10, 2015 at Jackson Manor in Jackson.
Bob was born March 11, 1924, to Rueben and Ruby Sachse Landgraf. He was raised mostly in Pocahontas except for a short time in Imperial, Missouri, when his father was building St Johns Lutheran Church. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1943.
A lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, Bob was baptized, confirmed, and married his wife Alice June Reisenbichler, at Zion Church, July 18, 1948. He also was a Sunday school teacher, adult bible study leader, and held numerous offices and responsibilities in the church over his lifetime.
Bob was always working to make his community better for future generations. A member of the volunteer Sheriff’s Patrol in the 1960’s, 4-H volunteer leader for over 35 years, Cape County Board for the Handicapped Facilities (president for 35 years), and volunteer for Stephens Ministry at the Veterans Home are just a few positions he held within the community. He even tried to serve his country during WWII, being denied four attempts into military due to health. Instead, Bob and his father traveled Missouri, Kansas, and Tennessee, building military camps for the war effort.
In 1945, Robert started working at Landgraf Construction, which his father established in 1922, and remains in business to this day. He was a general contractor, building homes, business offices, churches, and assisted living facilities in the surrounding counties until he passed the business to his son in 2010.
Loving survivors include a son, Robert (Jane) Landgraf Jr; a daughter Rebecca “Becky” Landgraf, all of Jackson; four grandchildren, Robert (Mary) Landgraf III, Nicole (Aaron) DuBois, Elijah (Amanda) Landgraf, Amanda Landgraf, all of Jackson; five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Harriet (Sam) Drusch of Jackson; a brother-in-law, Earl “Corky” (Margie) Reisenbichler of Pocahontas; sister-in-law Helen Reisenbichler of Jackson; numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Alice June; an infant granddaughter, Carolinae Emilie Landgraf; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Betty Landgraf; brother-in-law Clinton Reisenbichler; and sister-in-law Earline Ascenzo.
Visitation will be Sunday, September 13, 2015, from 1 to 4:30 PM, at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson; and Monday, September 14, 2015, from 9 AM to service time, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas.
The funeral will be Monday, at 10 AM, at the church, with the Rev. Virgil Kelm officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Zion Lutheran Building Fund or Zion Lutheran Cemetery Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.