Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

August 16, 2012

Jerry Robuck


Knoxville —  

Funeral services for Jerry Robuck of Knoxville were held Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Josyph Andrews officiating.  Burial with Military Honors followed in the Graceland Cemetery.  Jim Kidder, organist shared “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art”.  Casket Bearers included:  Jerry DeJong, Jacob Robuck, Keith Fridlington, Bill Robuck, Mike Vander Molen and Terry Edwards.

Jerrold Duane Robuck was born on June 13, 1931, in Knoxville, the son of Ora William Robuck and Myrtis Edith (Perry) Robuck.

Jerry grew up in Knoxville and graduated with the Knoxville High School class of 1949.  He then enlisted in the United States Navy on Sept. 9, 1950, where he served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged on July 8, 1954.  On June 29, 1957, he was united in marriage to Alberta Sue Wilfong.  Jerry worked as an engineering consultant until his retirement in 2000.

He was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Georgia Bulldogs.  Jerry was also a race fan and was a wonderful musician that enjoyed going to blue grass festivals.  He was a very patriotic man, devoted husband and loving father.  His witty sense of humor will never be forgotten.

Jerry passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at the Comfort House in Pella at the age of 81 years. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alberta; sisters, Phyllis Robuck, Virginia Kingrey and Jeannine DeJong. 

Survivors include his children; Michael Robuck of Waconia, Minn., Sue (Bobby) Harmon of Lawrenceville, Ga.; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a brother, Jack Robuck of Indianola.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or to the Comfort House of Pella. Online condolences may be left at

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