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Robert Moellenberndt

Robert Moellenberndt, age 86, of Aurora, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at Westfield Quality Care.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place at this time, private family interment will be at the Aurora Cemetery. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made in care of the family to designate at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Robert Lee Moellenberndt, the son of Walter and Helen (Struckman) Moellenberndt, was born in Western, Nebraska on July 18, 1933 and passed away on April 22, 2020 at the age of 86.

Bob grew up and attended school in Fairbury until the 11th grade. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Bob was honorably discharged on July 12, 1956. Bob received his diploma during a Veteran’s Day Program at Aurora High School.

Bob married Dorris Smid on March 15, 1959 at Fairbury and they had three children. He worked for the David City Banner Press and later the Aurora News Register. Bob worked as an over the road truck driver for the last 25 years he worked for Sunrise Express.

His hobbies included hunting and collecting Hot Wheels. Bob was a member of the NRA and lifetime member of the V.F.W. and member of Lester S. Harter Post #42.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roland Moellenberndt; sister, Geraldine Owens and infant sister, Phyllis.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dorris; three sons, Kim (Carol) Moellenberndt of Harvard, Kory Moellenberndt of Aurora and Kip (Bobby) Moellenberndt of Aurora; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Sutton of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and several nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.

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