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October 24, 2012
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Robert B. Seger 89, long-time resident of Fort Dodge, Iowa, passed away on October 21, 2012, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.

Bob was born in Indiana. He grew up and graduated in 1941 in Fort Dodge. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corp., completed pilot training in Texas, and served as a multi-engine pilot until 1945.

In 1943, while a cadet at Creighton University, he married Arlene Sweeney.

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Bob was a locomotive engineer on the M & St., L, and later the Chicago/Northwestern Railroads for 37 years. He was an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He was also a member of the American Legion, Post 130 in F.D. He was with the Northwest Iowa Retriever Club, training and hunting his black labs. Bob enjoyed fishing, and the many, many trips with their grand children in the U.S. and Canada.

Preceding Bob in death was his wife Arlene in 1989, and son James of Colorado in 2001.

Robert remarried in 1991 to Alvena Keller, who passed away in 2000.

Bob is survived by Robert and Mary Seger of Fort Dodge, Eileen Seger of Colorado, grandchildren, Brian, Rochelle and Tim, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and in-laws who are all very cherished.

As per Bob's request, no formal memorial service is planned. The family also requests no memorials be sent. Cremains will be interred at Colorado with his wife Arlene's of 46 years. A private family service will be held at that time.



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