Robert D. Stadtlander, 76, Iowa City, died Nov. 16, 2019 surrounded by his family following a massive heart attack. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 22 from 4-7 p.m. at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Services will be Saturday, Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Iowa City Community School District Foundation for career and technical education programs, or to the CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank.
Robert Duane was born Dec. 29, 1942 to Alfred and LaVonne (Mason) Stadtlander in Belmond, the third of seven children. He enjoyed sports, working hard and helping others. After graduating from Belmond High School in 1961, he continued his education at Wayne State College, Wayne, NE and later received a master’s degree from Truman State University, Kirksville, MO.
Bob was a life-long educator, teaching his entire career in the Iowa City Community School District. He was an industrial arts teacher at Central Junior High before teaching high school home construction. With his guidance, the high school students built 23 homes in the Iowa City area. Bob loved teaching others, especially his kids and grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brother Richard Stadtlander; and sister-in-law Pat Stadtlander.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judie (Karstens) Stadtlander; children Jennifer (Wayne) Lu and Dirk (Sarah) Stadtlander; grandchildren Brock, Braxton and Bella Lu, Eva and Ellen Katarina Stadtlander; and siblings Tom (Karen) Stadtlander, Larry Stadtlander, Janet (Dennis) Hennigar, Jerry (Phyllis) Stadt-lander, and Marilyn (John) TerHark.