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Robert B Roman

February 24, 1958 October 21, 2019
Robert B Roman
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Obituary for Robert B Roman

Robert Roman, age 61 of Anamosa, Iowa and formerly of Cresco, Iowa passed away Monday morning October 21 in Iowa City, Iowa.

There will also be a memorial gathering in Anamosa, IA on Saturday November 16th starting at 12:00 with a prayer service followed by fellowship until 4 pm at the Lawrence Community Center, 600 E. Main St. Anamosa, IA 52205 (319-462-6181).  

Robert B. Roman was born February 24, 1958 in Cresco, Iowa to Bernard and Viola ‘Vi’ (Peters) Roman. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1976 and Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa in 1980. Rob married Deb Dyrland on October 9, 1998, they later divorced in May 2001.  

Rob worked the last 39 years for Linn County, in 1980 Rob started as a Park Attendant for the Linn County Conservation Department; since April of 1990 he worked as a Vegetation Management Specialist for the Linn County Secondary Road Department. Over the years Rob was Treasurer for US Shippers Council Inc., a member of the Jones County Conservation Board, Izaak Walton League, Ducks Unlimited of Jones County, The National Elk Federation, and various roadside committees and groups.  

Rob served on the Iowa Native Species Seed Committee for over six years in the 1990s, helping to jump start the native seed industry in Iowa. Rob hosted Iowa’s annual roadside conference twice, in 1995 and in 2018. He was a great conservationist, well respected by his peers, and generous with sharing his knowledge and his time to promote the benefits of native plants.  

Rob was an avid hunter and fisherman. In addition to duck and pheasant hunting, Rob enjoyed fishing the Mississippi at Cassville, WI; in Devil’s Lake, ND; Guttenberg, below the dam; Lake Macbride, in Solon, IA with numerous fishing trips to Minaki, Ontario, Canada and South Dakota; as well as Wyoming hunting Elk, Antelope and Deer; Colorado and Montana hunting Elk and Minnesota hunting bear.  

Rob is survived by his girlfriend of the last 3 years, Joyce Finn-Dirks of Anamosa, his mother, Vi Roman of Cresco; a sister, Carol (Mike) McGuire of Cresco, along with Carol and Mike's children: Mac (Laura), Kevin and Alison. He is further survived by his two Brittany Spaniels: Belle and Buddy. He is preceded in death by his father, Bernard Roman.

Memorials may be directed to Jones County Conservation, 12515 Central Park Road, Center Junction, IA 52212 (563-487-5038)


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Upcoming Events

Visitation

Saturday

21

Dec

10:00 AM 12/21/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/21/2019 11:00:00 AM
Notre Dame Catholic Church

223 2nd Ave E
Cresco, IA 52136

Notre Dame Catholic Church
223 2nd Ave E Cresco 52136 IA
United States

Service

Saturday

21

Dec

11:00 AM 12/21/2019 11:00:00 AM
Notre Dame Catholic Church

223 2nd Ave E
Cresco, IA 52136

Notre Dame Catholic Church
223 2nd Ave E Cresco 52136 IA
United States

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Calvary, Cresco, Iowa Final Resting Place

9961 Valley Ave
Cresco, IA 52136

9961 Valley Ave Cresco 52136 IA
United States
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