Robert Henry Gubser, 94, died Feb. 17, 2013 at Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah. He was born Oct. 12, 1918 to Claude Henry and Bertha Belle (Moore) Gubser in rural Hamburg in Atchison County, Mo.
Robert graduated from Sunny Slope in 1931 and Hamburg High School in 1935. He married Monna Lee Morelock on June 1, 1944 at High Creek Baptist Church of rural Watson, Mo. They farmed in Missouri until 1951 and then moved to a farm north of Riverton until retirement in 1988 when they moved to Hamburg. While farming, he was a truck and school bus driver. He hauled grain, hay, gravel, lumber, and livestock. While living in Hamburg, he cleaned his church, mowed yards and did farm work for his nephews Marvin and Marlin Gubser.
He attended Lone Chapel Christian Church in his early childhood. He was baptized in 1935 and was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church at Hamburg, where he served on several boards, was a Sunday School teacher, and sang in the choir.
He was preceded by wife Monna Lee, daughter Celia Ruth Gubser, brother Leroy Gubser, brothers-in-law Robert Hahn, Sr. and Herman Joesting, and sisters-in-law Judy Gubser and Elsie Gubser.
He is survived by sisters Verna Joesting of Tarkio, Mo., and Vada Hahn of Toluca, Ill.; brother Raymond Gubser of Virginia, Neb.; sons James Claude Gubser and wife Dorothy of Hamilton, Mo., and Robert Lee Gubser and wife Ruth of Lincoln, Neb.; daughter Cynthia Sue Shelton and husband Gene of Farragut; eight grandchildren: Gina and husband Bruce Baragary of Hamilton, Mo., Kelly and wife Amy Gubser of Lincoln, Amy and husband Rob Basham of Cowgill, Mo., Troy Gubser of Lincoln, Kimberly and husband Matt Martin of St. Louis, Emily Shelton of Tulsa, Okla., Rebekah and husband David Elder of Sioux City, Iowa, and Carla Shelton of Stillwater, Okla.; 16 great grandchildren: Ryley, Bryce, Brodyn, Bryer, and Brady Baragary, Calvin, Katie, Kerri, and Cheri Basham, Maya Martin, Skyler, Dusty, Harrison, and Tobias Gubser, and Noah and Levi Elder; many nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the First Baptist Church in Hamburg with Pastor Tom Beutler officiating. Burial will follow the services at the Hamburg Cemetery.
The family will greet friends from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at the First Baptist Church in Hamburg.
Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church, Hamburg.
Remembrances can be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com. Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg is in charge of arrangements.