Robert Lee Elder

Robert Lee Elder

Robert Lee Elder

July 2018

Jan. 27, 1940 – Nov. 26, 2017
United States Air Force
A2C E-3

The flag flying over the bandstand during July is in honor of Robert Lee Elder.

A graduated of Shenandoah High School with the class of 1958, Robert enlisted in the United States Air Force, Dec. 14, 1962, in Omaha, NE. He was stationed in the South Pacific and at one point had a chance encounter with a cousin who was working on the airplane on which Robert was flying.

After Robert was discharged, Sept. 19, 1966, he worked as a Course Developer for AT&T and lived in many places around the Midwest including, Emporia, Kansas, Des Moines, Iowa and Olathe, Kansas. He went on to earn his Bachelors in General Studies from Drake University and his B.A. in English from Emporia State University. In 1992, his family moved to Oskaloosa, Iowa. While in Oskaloosa, Robert worked for the Oskaloosa Herald. He also worked as a V.A. Coordinator, Emergency Manager for Mahaska County and as Director for the “We Care” food pantry.

If you are interested in flying the flag of a veteran above the bandstand, contact Shawn Langkamp at Langkamp Funeral Chapel & Crematory at 641-672-2181 or www.langkampfuneralchapel.com contact Us Link.

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