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Robert Ammann

March 18, 1942 — March 19, 2015

Robert "Bob" Ammann was born March 18, 1942, in Wellsburg, Iowa. He passed away on March 19, 2015, at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center after suffering a cardiac arrest while working outside his home on Elk Mountain. Bob graduated from Wellsburg High School in 1960. He studied at the University of Iowa until he transferred to the University of Northern Iowa where he received his undergraduate degree in French, Russian, and speech in 1964. He began his career teaching French at Osage High School, Osage, Iowa. After moving to Ames, Iowa, he taught French and reading in the Ames Public Schools. He completed his M.A. in guidance and counseling at Iowa State University in 1974. He was a counselor at Ames High School until moving to Wyoming in 1983. He was a counselor at Riverton High School for one year before moving to Saratoga where he was the counselor for Saratoga Elementary and Saratoga Middle School. In 1993, Bob and his wife, Karen, moved to Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands where he was a guidance counselor at Kwajalein High School until retiring to their home at the base of Elk Mountain in 2004. Bob married Karen Mennenga at the Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua, Iowa in 1961. They grew up together and their families were life-long friends. They spent a lifetime doing things together. They celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary with friends in Arkansas on February 18, 2015. Bob is survived by his wife, Karen, two sons, Scott and his wife Laura of Des Moines, Iowa and Rob of Badger, Iowa, two grandchildren, Zach and Grace of Des Moines as well as his sister, Pam Hook and her husband Steve of Wellsburg, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Isabel Ammann. Bob loved life. He will be remembered by his family and friends as the ultimate story teller. He was an avid golfer and loved downhill skiing. He enjoyed watching the wildlife off his back deck. He took great pride in his family, and he loved helping others. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
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