Obit: Robert Laucamp


Robert Merle Laucamp, 87, of Moscow died suddenly on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 at Trinity Hospital in Muscatine. Visitation was held Sept. 15 at the Bentley Funeral Home in Wilton. Burial will be held at a later date in Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton.

A memorial has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be left at

Bob was born in Cedar County on June 17, 1933 to Peter and Elizabeth (Chapman) Laucamp. Bob graduated from Wilton High School in 1951 and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Bob married Janet T. Coss on Nov. 24, 1956 in Wilton. He farmed in Cedar County, worked for the Iowa DOT and Bill Grunder’s Sons Concrete. In later years, he worked for the city of Wilton.

He was a member of the Wilton American Legion Post #584 and the Brammeier’s coffee club.

He enjoyed gardening and canning. Above all, he loved his family and cherished the time he spent with all of his grandchildren.

Bob is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of over 63 years, Janet, and their children Julie (Harold) Smith and Matt Laucamp both of Moscow; three grandchildren Heather (Brandon) Plett, Ryan (Kelly) Smith and Cody Smith; six great-grandchildren Jacob, Camryn, Taylor, Koy, Cash and Clay; great-great granddaughter Charlette; sister, Clarice Glenney of Wilton, and brother Bill Laucamp of Moscow.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Monica, and sisters Ida Mae Kroeger, Lois Conway and Florence Cooling.

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