Obit: Robert Andera


Robert J. Andera, 77, of Wilton, Iowa, died on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. A gathering of family and friends was held Monday, Oct. 18 at Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton. A Celebration of Life was also held Oct. 18 at the funeral home. Burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wilton.

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Bob was born in Wilton on Oct. 15, 1944, the son of Ray and Florence (Feltman) Andera. He graduated from Wilton High School with the class of 1964. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps., serving in Vietnam.

Bob farmed the family farm, and drove truck for H.W.H. in Moscow for many years. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed servicing and fixing mowers and other things in his hobby shop. He was a talented toy maker, and made replicas of antique toys that he would give away to his family, friends and neighbors. Bob also loved golf, and was inspired to create his very own 9-hole golf course at his home. He spent hours playing golf and hanging out with his friends at “Bob’s 99 Club.” He also enjoyed watching NASCAR races and old western movies.

Bob will be dearly missed by his two siblings, Don (Sylvia) Andera of Marshalltown, Iowa and Betty (Steve) Wacker of Tucson, Arizona; as well as several nieces, nephews and caring neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Florence; and an infant son, Pete Adam Andera.

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