Robert “Bob” Richers

Robert “Bob” Richers, 91, of Wapello passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Wapello.  Memorial Services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the funeral home.  Military Honors will be conducted.  Burial will be held at a later date.  A memorial has been established in Bob’s name that will go towards meals provided to Veterans and their families as they attend appointments for care at VA Iowa City Healthcare System (Veteran’s Hospital in Iowa City).    Online condolences may be left for the family at


Robert Frederick Richers was born on October 5, 1932 on a farm near Mount Pleasant in Henry County, Iowa.  The son of Jon and Violet (Brannon) Richers.  Bob grew up attending many one room country schools, graduating from Denmark High School and later would receive his bachelor’s degree from Iowa Wesleyan College.  Bob proudly served his country in the United States Army, stationed 18 months in Okinawa, Japan with the rank of Corporal.  Upon returning home from the service Bob went to work for Schefer Pen Company in Fort Madison, Iowa.  On March 27, 1954, Bob was united in marriage to Lois Jack in Des Moines and to this union three children were born.  Bob spent many years as a high school science teacher, teaching in the Morning Sun and Wapello school districts.  He also had a farm on G62 where he raised pigs and was a chemist for Sylvania in Burlington.  In 1991 Bob and Lois made their home in Las Vegas, Nevada where they both continued to teach, Bob being the lead science teacher at Lied Children Museum.  Bob loved to play cards and bake – he was especially known for his homemade bread.  He enjoyed fishing, trapping, deep sea-fishing and was a 4-H leader and Boy Scout leader.


Bob will be deeply missed by his (wife), Lois; (children), Roger (Jan) Richers, Patty (Kevin) Hardin and Sandy (Darrell) Bozarth; (8 grandchildren), Shayla (Jeff) Malone, Carman (Ryan) Davis, Jacob Richers, Shane (Nickki) Hardin, Regina (Ryan) Kerr, Josh (Beth) Hardin, Megan (Brian) Corry and Ryan (Shelby) Bozarth; (21 great-grandchildren), Katlyn (Cody), Kolton (Alizabeth), Chance, Kai, Keely, Peyton, Paxton, Alex, Kody, Kaityln, Drew, Max, Luke, Henry, Lincoln, Oliver, Abel, Fynn, Brendon, Bryson and Jack; (4 great- great-grandchildren), Luka, Celia, Ottilie and Ada and  (siblings), John (Sharolyn) Richers, Marlene (Larry) Keester, Mary Lou (Dwight) Anderson, Jim (Pat) Richers, Darrell (Jan) Richers and Mark (Phyl) Richers.


Bob was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Donna (Bob) Deeds, Marjorie (Bob) McCarty and Herb (Nancy) Richers.