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Bob Aufdenberg

Funeral service for Robert E. “Bob” Aufdenberg of Jackson, was held Friday, June 4, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. Jason Shaw officiated. Burial and military honors followed at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Arrangements were handled by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Mr. Aufdenberg, 77, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 7, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, to Albert and Frieda Best Aufdenberg. He and Shirley Faye Steiner were married Jan. 25, 1970, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson.

Robert was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit. He was a 1961 graduate of Jackson High School. He served honorably in the Missouri Army National Guard from 1961-1969.

Bob was a prominent, lifelong farmer in Tilsit, where he raised grain, cattle and hogs. In 2005, the farm was recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. Bob’s agricultural affiliations included the SEMO Cattleman’s Association and Missouri Farm Bureau.

Loving survivors include his wife, Shirley Faye Aufdenberg of Jackson, a daughter, Cathy F. (Todd) Reiminger; two sons, Scott L. (Summer Myers) Aufdenberg and Brian R. (Ashley Hinkebein) Aufdenberg, all of Jackson, six grandchildren, Nathan R. Reiminger, Devin R. Reiminger, Nolan R. Reiminger, Vivian F. Reiminger, Allie J. Aufdenberg and Savannah G. Aufdenberg; two step-grand-children, Samuel D. Unnerstall and Colton J. Un-nerstall, one brother, Leon (Donna) Aufdenberg of Jackson, his mother-in-law, Lorene Vernell Steiner of Jackson, brother-in-law, Virgil Steiner of Cape Girardeau and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five siblings, Harold (Kathryn, 1st and Alma, 2nd) Aufdenberg; Marvin (Dorothy, 1st and Gladys 2nd) Aufdenberg, Albert (Jackie) Aufdenberg Jr., Evelyn (Roy) Gholson, Earl (Marian) Aufdenberg, father-in-law, Nelson Steiner and sister-in-law, Loretta Going.

Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice.

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Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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