October 27, 1932 - March 30, 2020
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ROBERT PAUL LAESER MUSCATINE, Iowa – Robert Paul Laeser, 87, of Muscatine, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020, at Lutheran Living Senior Campus. A private family funeral service will be held. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Reverend Don Combs will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice in Robert’s name. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Robert was born on October 27, 1932, in Muscatine, the son of Gottfried and Eda Binggeli Laeser Sr. Corporal Robert P. Laeser served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He served from March 18, 1953 to December 31, 1954 in the 936th Field Artillery Battalion. Robert received numerous metals and awards for his service. He had farmed the family farm his entire life with his brothers, Gep and John. Robert considered himself a “life long farmer,” avid hunter/trapper, card shark, and family jokester. Robert is survived by nieces and nephews, George Irwin (Marguerite) of Norman, OK, Ellen Burton (Paul) of Congerville, IL, Paul Irwin (Jerry) of Charleston, SC, Deanna Gutknecht (Bruce) of Glen Haven, WI, Donna Schuetz (John) of Oak Harbor, WA, Terry Westbrook (Jill) of Moline, IL, Jeri Bailey (Roger) of Wapello, IA, Linda Streger (Tom) of Muscatine, IA, Richard Laeser (Sandy) of New Boston, IL, Sharon Bishop (Larry) of Glendale, AZ, Mary Ann Bruhn of Muscatine, IA, Tom Laeser of Muscatine, IA; and his faithful companion, Heidi. He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Gottfried Laeser Jr., LeRoy Laeser and John Laeser; four sisters, Esther Westbrook, Kathryn Schuetz, Gertrude Westbrook, and Elsie Irwin.