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Robert Ledford Jr.

Robert Dean Ledford Jr., 77, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Feb. 7, 2021, at his home.

A memorial service celebrating his life was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at Faith United Methodist Church in Monmouth, Iowa. Cremation has taken place. A private burial will be held at a later date. Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

It was encouraged to utilize face masks and to observe social distancing guidelines during the services.

Robert Dean Ledford Jr. was born on Aug. 27, 1943, in Kewanee, Illinois, to Robert Dean and Helen (Millhouse) Ledford Sr. He was a graduate of Kewanee High School. He married Rita Rozann White on May 9, 1965, in Davenport, Iowa. Four children were born to this union, Pam, Mike, Scott and Heather.

Robert had worked at Kewanee Manufacturing and later Bear Manufacturing in the Quad Cities. For many years he worked at I.H. Case as an assembler, retiring as a Quality Controller. In retirement, he worked at Thiesen’s for several years.

He enjoyed gardening, visiting with people, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Rita Ledford of Maquoketa, IA; children, Pam (Darwin) Hoffmeier of Maquoketa, IA, Mike (Brenda) Ledford of Cedar Rapids, IA, Scott Ledford of Granite Falls, NC, and Heather Ledford of Maquoketa; 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Terry Munday-Coleman of Bloomington, IL, Tom (Karen) Slattery of Morris, IL, Jeff (Pam) Whisker of Clinton, IA, Nicki (Gary) Stagman of MO, Kim Bush of Clinton, IA, and Jill Whisker.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Robert Dean Ledford Jr. memorial fund has been established.

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