Robert Livingston, 89, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was born May 27, 1927, in Guttenberg, the son of Lorrell and Lela Livingston.
Bob received his early education in a country school near Graham and later attended Colesburg School. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy and received the Purple Heart. Bob was united in marriage to Burnette Rodenberg on May 20, 1947, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Guttenberg. Years after Burnette's passing, Bob married Judy Dixon on Feb. 15, 1974, in Guttenberg. Sadly, Judy passed away on Jan. 26, 1986. In his later years, Bob found companionship with Suzan Kuempel, and enjoyed her company until she passed on Dec. 11, 2006.
During his life, Bob owned and operated his own saw mill and founded Livingston Lumber with his son, Ralph.
Those left to cherish Bob's memory are his three children, Ralph (Kay) Livingston, Glenda Livingston and Steve Livingston; four grandchildren, Gwyn Livingston, Michelle (Bryan) Fortino, Derrick (Megan Bockenstedt) Livingston and Amy (James) Everett; and six great- grandchildren, Elizabeth Everett, Jonathan Behnken, Giabella, Arianna and Emilia Fortino, and Estelle Livingston.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; two wives and one companion.
Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, 207 S. First St., Guttenberg, where the family will receive friends from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 9, and one hour before the service Monday at the church. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 10, at St. John's Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Shane Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Guttenberg City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Bob requested memorials to benefit St. John's Lutheran Church in Guttenberg, the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital or Lock 10 Ducks Unlimited Chapter in Guttenberg.