Robert Kious

Robert Glenn Kious, 82, of Lansing passed away September 1, 2014. A private gravesite service was held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lansing Saturday, September 6.
Bob was born in Kahoka, MO February 25, 1932. He worked many years at the Allamakee Journal newspaper for Joe and John Dunlevy. He was also well known for his small engine repair. In his spare time he enjoyed working on lawn mowers, and it became a small business for him for many years. After retirement from the Journal office, he began working alongside his good friend, Charlie Smith, doing electrical work. He later started Bob's Electric, which he enjoyed for many years.
Bob had many hobbies. During the summer months he could be found walleye fishing alongside his friend, Jack Grant, or taking motorcycle trips with friends, including to Sturgis and Yellowstone. His winter months were spent in his basement designing and constructing cannons and miniature steam engines on his metal lathe. In recent years he became a good baker and avid gardener.
Robert was married to Mary Elaine Walker of Gorin, MO in Ft. Madison June 30, 1956. In addition to his wife, he will also be greatly missed by his three children, Kirk Kious, Kris (Mary) Kious and Karen (Marvin) Takes; seven grandchildren, Reed (Kristi) Kious, Lynn Kious, Kate (Bob) Root, Courtney Kious, Jennifer Kious, Kristine Kious and Sara Kious; two great-grandchildren, Reese and Carter Kious; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Kious of Ft. Madison, who was married to Cecil Kious, Jr.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Genevieve Kious; and two brothers, Cecil, Jr. and Charles Kious.