Robert ‘Bob’ Treiber

Robert ‘Bob’ Treiber

1939 – 2024


DANBURY - Robert “Bob” Treiber, 84, of Danbury, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at the Maple Heights Nursing Home of Mapleton.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, with Visitation held one-hour prior from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home at 321 2nd Street, Ida Grove. Father William A. McCarthy will officiate. Inurnment services will follow in the Danbury Catholic Cemetery of Danbury.

The Van Houten Funeral Homes of Mapleton and Ida Grove, are in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Robert C. “Bob” Treiber, the son of Carl and Bernice (Fitzpatrick) Treiber, was born on Nov. 23, 1939, in Danbury. He received his education at Danbury Catholic Schools and graduated with the class of 1957. After high school, Bob went on to trade school to become a mechanic.

In June of 1959, Bob married Judy Bell of Danbury and the couple were blessed with four children: Pat, Becky, Mike and Jory. The couple would later go their separate ways. 

Bob worked at Barry Motors in Danbury as a mechanic before relocating his family to Ida Grove, to work for Wunschel’s Chevy Garage in 1963. He began his love of driving truck for Wunschel’s hauling fuel. Bob decided to become an owner/operator truck driver and began hauling grain and livestock for Bob Benningsdorf in Ida Grove. He later went to work hauling for Foreman Trucking and Livestock Express out of Sioux City and Anderson Construction of Mapleton. In 1992, he decided to leave trucking and move back to Danbury where he opened Treiber’s Tap, a small bar and restaurant. After retiring in 2004, he spent his time working for his brother, Tim, on the family farm.

In Bob’s early years, he enjoyed his horses and having the fastest car in town. In his free time, he enjoyed bowling, fishing, tractor pulling, hunting, and watching the Cubs play. He had a lot of good times going camping and on vacations with his family and friends. He loved tinkering around on the farm with the tractors and equipment or playing a game of euchre whenever he had time.

Survived by his children Pat (Marce) Treiber of Sioux City, Becky Treiber of Omaha, Nebraska, Mike (Donna) Treiber of Battle Creek, and Jory (Terri) Treiber of Ida Grove; sisters Bonnie Kallsen (Mike Nielsen) of Mapleton, Sharlene (Jim) Novak of Omaha, Nebraska; brothers Tim (Joann) Treiber of Danbury, Todd Treiber of Phoenix, Arizona; brother-in-law Harry Sypersma of Sioux City; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren along with extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Bernice and Carl Treiber; sister Sandy Sypersma; and great grandson Benjamin Hanna.


Services: Feb. 12, Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home, Ida Grove

Burial: Danbury Catholic Cemetery, Danbury

Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home • Ida Grove • 712-364-2727



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