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Robert Lee Niebuhr

June 23, 1937 — November 8, 2020

Robert Niebuhr, age 83, of Sioux City passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, November 8, 2020.

Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside Chapel located at 1801 Morningside Ave in Sioux City, IA. Prayer service will be at 7:00 p.m. following the visitation. The family requests attendees wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Robert Lee Niebuhr, the son of Alfred and Hertha (Mews) Niebuhr, was born June 23, 1937 on their farm near Granville, IA. After graduating from Paullina High School, he continued his education at Morningside College and graduated in 1959. Bob married Sally Madison on September 6, 1959 in Correctionville, IA.

Bob worked for the Sioux City School System for 25 years from where he retired. He enjoyed hiking, golf, his coffee club, the Iowa State Cyclones and the Minnesota Vikings. He also enjoyed his winters in Mesa, Arizona.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sally; his two sons, Steve (Cindy) Niebuhr of Johnston, IA, Scott Niebuhr of Parker, CO; granddaughter, Lyndsey Niebuhr of Central Point, OR; brother, Vernon Niebuhr; as well as a host of extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Shirley Campbell; and brother, Lyle Niebuhr.

Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be sent to Grace United Methodist Church located at 1735 Morningside Ave. Sioux City, IA 51106.
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Thursday, November 12, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

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Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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