Robert P. “Bob” Buechele

Robert P. “Bob” Buechele, age 83, of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on July 1, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family.


Bob was born on February 26, 1937, in Dubuque, Iowa, a son to Paul and Virginia Buechele.  He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School before honorably serving his country. Bob was united in marriage to, Sandy Dahms, on November 19, 1960. 


Bob enjoyed fishing, walking, going to the stock car races on Sunday nights, spending time in his garage working on his woodworking projects.  Bob was very proud of his grandkids and enjoyed spending time with them.


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Bob include,


his wife,

Sandy Buechele, Dubuque, Iowa;


his 4 daughters,

Laurie (John) Meyer, Dubuque, Iowa,

Cherie (Robert) Hough, Richland, Michigan,

Lisa (Craig) Then, Lena, Illinois,

and Angie (Gary) Jochum, Independence, Missouri;


his 9 grandchildren,

Michaela Meyer, Carter Meyer, Ryan Buechele, William Hough, Madelyn Hough, Adam Then, Josh Then, Shayla Jochum, and Shanna Jochum;


his brother,

Dave (Mickey) Buechele, Dubuque, Iowa;


his nephew,

Brett Buechele;


his niece,

Dana (Buechele) Weisrock;


his brother in-law,

Donald Dahms;


along with numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Bob was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.


Bob’s family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque for all of their professional and compassionate care, especially Melissa, Dr. Hermann/Tony, Dr. Konz, and her nurse, Sherry.


A private memorial will be held at a later date.


Online condolences may be shared with Bob’s family at

To honor Bob’s life, a private family service is being held.

19 comments on “Robert P. “Bob” Buechele
  1. Dick and Mary Kay Avenarius says:

    Sandy and Angie: Our sympathy goes out to you and your entire families. So sorry to hear about Bob. Its difficult to lose a loved one especially during the time we are living through right now. Prayers are sent your way.

  2. Bill and Connie Buechele says:

    Please accept our deepest sympathy at the passing of Bob. We will include him in our prayers.

  3. John Abitz, Sr. says:

    Sandy and family, sorry for your loss. I will keep Bob in my rosary, John.

  4. Vicki Hansen says:

    I am so very sorry to see of Bob’s passing .. on behalf of the Scardino family, we send our condolences..

  5. Chuck & Jane Scardino says:

    Chuck and I send our deepest sympathies. Although the loss is great may the memories be greater.

  6. Sam and Sandi Hough says:

    Sorry for your loss. He was a good man, lots of great memories!

  7. Mel & Sherry Sisler says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was so amazing. I remember how much fun he was when he would show up for Laurie’s craft days. We put him right to work! He will be missed by so many. Blessing to all his family.

  8. Tom Buechele says:

    Many blessings and heartfelt sympathy to the members of cousin Bob’s family. We missed him at the Buechele reunion in Dubuque last year, but we all knew of his battle with cancer. Once again…blessings and best wishes…one and all.

  9. Mary Pat and Mike Ament says:

    Sandy, Cherie, Ryan and Family,
    We send our thoughts and prayers to you at this very tender time. May you be blessed with peace and hope through the love and support of family and friends.
    Blessings, Mary Pat (Lynch) and Mike Ament

  10. Janelle Cox says:

    Dear Sandy,
    My sincere condolences to you and your beautiful girls and their families on the passing of Bob… your Husband, Dad & Grandpa. May the many cherished memories created throughout the years sustain you and help ease the pain you are feeling in your heart.
    Much love,
    Janelle (Miller) Cox

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