In loving memory of

Robert James Lechtenberg
March 30, 1961 - April 25, 2021

Robert James Lechtenberg, 60, of Austin, Texas, and formerly of Maquoketa, IA, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, April 25, 2021, at Christopher's Hospice House in Austin, Texas, from pancreatic cancer.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 11 A.M., Saturday, May 22, 2021, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. The celebration will continue immediately following the service with a gathering of family and friends from 12 P.M. Noon to 2 P.M. in "The Bistro" at Carson's. Cremation rites have been accorded.

It will be required to utilize face masks and to observe social distancing guidelines during the visitation and services.

Robert James Lechtenberg was born on March 30, 1961 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Joseph Anthony and Kay (Bronson) Lechtenberg. He grew up in Maquoketa and graduated from Maquoketa High School in 1979. He then attended Loras College and the University of Iowa in the early 1980's and later graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fl with Bachelor of Business Administration in April of 1991. He married Sandra Jane Giardino on December 16, 2003 in Key West, Florida.

Robert had spent his work career in various portions within the Mortgage Industry, mainly in Underwriting Management. He had lived in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Fort Meyers, FL, Dunwoody, GA, San Antonio, TX and Austin, TX.

Robert enjoyed beach volleyball and was an avid runner who ran in multiple marathons and half-marathons.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Sandra Lechtenberg of Austin, TX; his mother, Kay Lechtenberg of Maquoketa, IA; siblings, Mary Pat (Mike) Burns of Maquoketa, IA, Dr. Joseph Lechtenberg Jr. of Baldwin, IA, Ed (Annette Schmidt) Lechtenberg of Maquoketa, IA, Karl Lechtenberg of Bettendorf, IA, Kurt (Laurie) Lechtenberg of DeWitt, IA, Kathy (Rick) Schmidt of Maquoketa, IA, and Annette (Robert) Brasko of Apopka, FL. He was preceded in death by his father Dr. Joseph A. Lechtenberg Sr. on January 31, 2010.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Maquoketa High School Class of 1979 Scholarship Fund.

Online condolences may be left at


jerry&jillane renner wrote on May 24, 2021:

"our thoughts and prayers for all of the lechtenberg family."

Amy Schotland wrote on May 16, 2021:

"To the entire Lechtenberg family, I am so sorry to hear about Robert?s passing. There are no words to ease your pain but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Amy Schotland"

Michelle Maze Hughes wrote on May 6, 2021:

"Lechtenberg Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your son, brother, husband, and uncle! I knew Bob in high school and he just always seemed to have such an easy going laid-back personality. He was very funny & could easily make people laugh with a joke or even just a goofy facial expression. All My Sympathy, Michelle Maze Hughes "

Lorna Dewell wrote on May 5, 2021:

"My Sincere Sympathies to the Lecthenberg Family, Lorna Dewell"

Pamela Schuldt wrote on Apr 29, 2021:

"Karl, I am so sorry to hear of your brothers passing. You and your family are in my prayers. May God hold you close at this time of sorrow. "

Louis Sales wrote on Apr 29, 2021:

"I worked for Robert years back; we went on business trips together and I followed his lead for the leader he was. I enjoyed making him happy and seeing that smile. Lost touch with him over the years, but he left a great impression on me. My condolences to his family. Bye Robert, I've missed you for years and now forever dude."

Connie Hute wrote on Apr 29, 2021:

"Deepest Sympathy and prayers for your dear family! I cannot begin to say how much I liked your Dad when he came to see my residents at the nursing home, how wonderful Dr Lechtenberg and you have always been! My heart bleeds for your loss! ?"

John Swieter wrote on Apr 29, 2021:

"So sorry to hear of Robert?s passing. I was just in Austin last weekend. I didn?t realize he was fighting this battle. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mary Pat and the Lechtenberg family from Jane, Jens and John Swieter. "

Deb Hager Ritenour wrote on Apr 29, 2021:

"Thoughts and prayers to all of Roberts family ."

Elizabeth Lind wrote on Apr 29, 2021:

"Kay, MaryPat , family and friends my heart goes out to you. R.I.P. Robert?????"

Kathy Davidson wrote on Apr 29, 2021:

"I had the privilege of working with Robert for 3 years prior to his leaving to fight the battle he ultimately lost and am deeply saddened by this news. Praying peace for his family. He was a very good man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Kathy Davidson"

Sue & Michael Van Buer wrote on Apr 29, 2021:

"Our heartfelt sympathy to the Lechtenberg family. So very sorry for your loss."

Amy Streff wrote on Apr 27, 2021:

"My deepest sympathy goes out to the Lechtenberg family on Robert's passing."

Sharon Rettig wrote on Apr 27, 2021:

"We wish the Lechtenberg Family our deepest sympathy. Darrel and Sharon Rettig"

Lorna Goldensoph Hill wrote on Apr 27, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss, hugs and prayers to all ??"

Sue Vorbeck wrote on Apr 27, 2021:

"Mary Pat, Joe and family, So sad to hear this. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all!"

Warreb/Deb Winegar wrote on Apr 26, 2021:

"Thoughts and prayers are with the family ?? Fuzz and Deb Winegar "

Gay Storlie wrote on Apr 26, 2021:

"To the Lechtenberg Family, May our Heavenly Father give each and everyone of you his strength and peace at this most difficult time. Dennis and Gay Storlie "

Cynthia Wiese wrote on Apr 26, 2021:

"Mary Pat and Family, So sorry for your loss. Much to young to leave you all. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. My deepest sympathy, Cindy Wiese "

Jean and Owen Hayes wrote on Apr 26, 2021:

"Our sympathy to the Lechtenberg family. Robert was one of the " good guys". "

Jim Swieter wrote on Apr 25, 2021:

"R.I.P. Robert! You will be missed. So many wonderful memories of you, Joe and your family. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Lechtenberg family!!"

Stephanie Davison wrote on Apr 25, 2021:

"Kathy... Sorry to hear about your brother... My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family ?"

Ken Davison wrote on Apr 25, 2021:

"My condolences to the Lechtenberg family. I have so many fond memories of Robert when we were kids growing up in Maquoketa. He had a great sense of humor and could always make me laugh. Rest In Peace Robert!"

Denise Kopp wrote on Apr 25, 2021:

"MaryPat, Joe, Eddie - all the Lechtenberg clan - and especially to Kay. I am so very sorry for your loss. He was taken too soon. May God grant you peace at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. "

Elizabeth Lind wrote on Apr 25, 2021:

"Kay, MaryPat, Joe, Eddie all the brothers and sisters and families. My thoughts and prayers with all of you?????"