Robert R. “Bob” Fangman

Robert R. “Bob” Fangman, age 62 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his earthly journey on April 11, 2020 at UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital in Dubuque.  To honor Bob’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Bob’s family.


Bob was born on June 16, 1957 in Dubuque, Iowa, one of 3 children to Roger and Mary (Duehr) Fangman.  He was a proud graduate of Hempstead High School and not long after graduation began his 30 year career in the auto body business.  He was very good at his trade and it didn’t take him long to hang his own shingle above the door for the public to see.  He owned and operated Bob Fangman Auto Body for over 20 years before eventually spending his last 10 years with the guys at Riverside.  He enjoyed working on vehicles and his hands rarely sat idle.  In his spare time, Bob thoroughly enjoyed wood working and has left behind a nice collection of pieces which will carry on his legacy for generations to come.  He also embraced every opportunity to spend a little time socializing with friends at the bowling alley whenever possible.  Bob was a good and decent man who thrived on helping others, spending time outside and basically visiting with anyone who was willing to take the time to talk.  Being next to, and on the river was where Bob’s heart was and the only thing that could make those hours and days better was when his family was by his side enjoying the relaxing atmosphere as well.  We are deeply saddened today by his sudden departure from our lives, but we’ve also watched Bob fight with all that he had over these last months.  His spirit will live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew and loved him, and we are forever grateful for all of the wonderful memories he leaves behind for us to treasure.


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Bob include,


his mother,

Mary Fangman, Dubuque, Iowa;


his siblings,

Debbie (Terry) Tomkins, Dubuque, Iowa,

and Terry Fangman, Dubuque, Iowa;


his niece,

Nicole (Joe) Konrardy, Dubuque, Iowa;


his nephew,

Nathan (Hailey Runde) Tomkins, Dubuque, Iowa;


his great-niece,

Scarlett Tomkins;


along with numerous friends and neighbors


Bob was preceded in death by his father.


Bob’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Finley Hospital for all of their professional and compassionate care of Bob.


Online condolences may be shared with Bob’s family at

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

16 comments on “Robert R. “Bob” Fangman
  1. Alan Bergman says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Bob was a great guy and good friend and he will be missed again to the family you have my deepest sympathy.

  2. Patty Kehoe & Phil Beckman says:

    This was very sad news, Bob had a very gentle way about him, this old world needs people like Bob on it. I’m so sorry for your loss, we will miss him too.

  3. Julie Husemann says:

    Sorry to hear of your passing Bob, spread your wings and fly! So sorry for the your family, my deepest sympathy to all!

  4. Fred and Kim Boyes says:

    Very sorry for your loss. We have known and enjoyed Bob for a long time.

  5. Curt & Lori Martin says:

    Mary, Terry, Debbie, So sorry for the loss of Bob, A true car guy all of the way through, You are in our thoughts during this difficult time. Lori and I, the kids and Duke will hope to see you in the backyard again soon!

  6. Ken Klinge says:

    The Fangman family has my deepest sympathy. Knew Bob since kindergarten.

  7. Mike Widmeier says:

    RIP Bob. Good man, great friend!

  8. Jim Smith says:

    Sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I had many good visits with Bob down at Massey when I was down there to cut the grass for my son, Mike Smith. I extend my sympathy to Bob’s family

  9. Vernon and Carolann Kruse says:

    We have not seen Bobby for a while, but when ever he stopped at market we always had a nice visit with him.

  10. Jean Tschudi says:

    May you Rest In Peace. I loved our visits at Farmer’s Market.

  11. Tom and Kathy McLaughlin says:

    Tom and I are sending our deepest condolences.

  12. Bill and Joyce Markus says:

    Our sympathy to the Fangman family. Always enjoyed visiting with him. May he rest In Peace.

  13. Mike and Heidi Seyer says:

    We are very sad to lose our friend of 40 + years. Bob was a kind person who enjoyed a beer and some conversation , he loved his family and will be missed here but welcomed into Heaven by his Father Roger.

  14. Dane & Sue Steiner and families says:

    The Fangman family has our thoughts and prayers. We had a lot of good times back in the day and we will always cherish those memories.

  15. Melissa Perez says:

    Rest In Peace Bob!

  16. Ken and Deb Kennedy says:

    So very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a dear friend and will be remembered always.

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