SAN BERNADINO, Calif. -- Robert Marienau, 69, of San Bernadino, Calif., and formerly of Le Mars, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in San Bernadino, Calif.
Robert was born June 24, 1935, in McNally in Sioux County, the son of Bernard and Ida (Berg) Marienau. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended school in Brunsville. He was drafted in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict.
On March 15, 1961, he married Mary Lou Recker.
Survivors include two sons, Brian of Kansas City, Mo., and Blaine and his wife, Carolyn, of Sioux City; a daughter, Rebecca and her husband, Jeffrey Mason of North Sioux City, S.D.; two brothers, Norman and his wife, Neva, of Hawarden and Leonard and his wife, Eleanor of Ireton; two sisters, Eileen Vander Helm of Hawarden and Lorraine and her husband, Donald Luksan, of Le Mars; five grandchildren, Amanda and Brittany Barley, Jason Marienau, Cassandra and Ashley Mason; and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Elverna Marienau; two sisters, Ida Mae Marienau and Evelyn (Klemme) Gronemeyer; three brothers-in-law, Norman Klemme, Glenn Gronemeyer and Henry Vander Helm; one nephew, Marvin Vande Hoef and one great-nephew, Chris Walrod.
A memorial service was held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton for the family. Burial was in the Department of Veterans Affairs Riverside National cemetery in Riverside, Calif.