Robert E. "Bob" Aufdenberg, 77, of Jackson, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on October 7, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, to Albert and Frieda Best Aufdenberg.
He and Shirley Faye Steiner were married January 25, 1970, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson.
Robert was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit. He was a 1961 graduate of Jackson High School. He served honorably in the Missouri Army National Guard from 1961-1969.
Bob was a prominent, lifelong farmer in Tilsit, where he raised grain, cattle and hogs. In 2005, the farm was recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. Bob's agricultural affiliations included the SEMO Cattleman's Association and Missouri Farm Bureau.
Loving survivors include his wife, Shirley Faye Aufdenberg of Jackson; a daughter Cathy F. (Todd) Reiminger; two sons, Scott L. (Summer Myers) Aufdenberg, and Brian R. (Ashley Hinkebein) Aufdenberg all of Jackson; six grandchildren, Nathan R. Reiminger, Devin R. Reiminger, Nolan R. Reiminger, Vivian F. Reiminger, Allie J. Aufdenberg, and Savannah G. Aufdenberg; two step-grandchildren, Samuel D. Unnerstall, and Colton J. Unnerstall; one brother, Leon (Donna) Aufdenberg of Jackson; his mother-in-law, Lorene Vernell Steiner of Jackson; brother-in-law, Virgil Steiner of Cape Girardeau, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five siblings: Harold (Kathryn, 1st and Alma, 2nd) Aufdenberg; Marvin (Dorothy, 1st and Gladys, 2nd) Aufdenberg; Albert (Jackie) Aufdenberg Jr.; Evelyn (Roy) Gholson; Earl (Marian) Aufdenberg; father-in-law, Nelson Steiner; and sister-in-law Loretta (Chet) Going.
Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson and from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, June 4, 2021, at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
The funeral service is at 11 a.m., Friday, at the church, with the Rev. Jason Shaw officiating.
Burial and military honors will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.
Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice.
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