Robert R. Rier
Robert R. Rier, 84, of Clarion passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022 at home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Clarion United Presbyterian Church, 219 First Street North West in Clarion with Pastor Bill Kem officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
Robert Raymond, son of Ray and Ella (Eddy) Rier, was born on January 5, 1938 in Clarion. Bob grew up in Clarion and graduated from Clarion High School in 1956. He learned carpentry skills from William English Construction while still in high school and then completed architectural training from the Chicago Technical College.
On November 3, 1957, Bob was united in marriage to Pauline Jorgensen and they resided in Clarion. From this union three children were born, one whom died in infancy. Bob worked at the Clarion Co-op and Lumberyard as assistant manager from 1960-1964 and as manager until 1980. He then ran the UBC in Humboldt and the Coast to Coast Store in Belmond. Before retirement, Bob and Pauline worked together at the Wright County courthouse.
Bob was always putting his carpentry skills to use, either building or fixing something. He loved doing woodworking projects for his children and grandchildren. Bob enjoyed coffee time at the Pizza Ranch and going to the Clarmond Country Club to golf with his family and friends. He was an active and lifelong member of the Clarion United Presbyterian Church.
Bob loved and cherished his family. He was proud that his two sons and all of his grandchildren graduated from the University of Iowa. He enjoyed tailgating and attending many Hawkeye sporting events. Bob also loved spending time at the lake and on the dock, enjoying a drink or two with everyone.
Bob is survived by his sons Kirk (Linda) Rier of Fort Myers, Florida and Kevin (Renee) Rier of Mason City; grandchildren Alison (Austin) Thompson of Leawood, Kansas, Matthew (Melissa) Rier of Santa Fe, New Mexico, AJ Rier of Nashville, Tennessee, Alex Rier of Iowa City, and Jacqueline Rier of Iowa City; great-grandson Owen Thompson; and many other family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife Pauline in 2021; infant daughter Kolleen Kay; parents Ray and Ella Rier; and two sisters Betty Rumme and Bev Melhus.