Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Bobby G. Belzer\n\r\n\t\t\t\tBobby Gene Belzer, age 87, of Albia, died on Friday, October 26, 2012 at his residence under the care of Monroe County Hospice. He was born on December 14, 1924 in Mahaska County to William and Hazel (Stuchel) Belzer. Bobby enlisted with the United States Marines during World War II. He battled at the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. He married Madeline Prothero on June 1, 1946 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Albia. He was in car sales and management in Albia for many years. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and was a past member of the parish council. Bobby was also a member of the American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars, was on the Monroe County Conservation Board, Low Rent Housing, Chamber of Commerce member, and a charter member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Madeline of Albia, children: Diane (Howard) Slagter of Branson, MO, Timothy Belzer of Albia, Jim (Becky) Belzer of Albia, Mary Ann Ahlrichs of Monticello, eight grandchildren: Andrew (Bridget) Slagter, James (Traci) Slagter, Specialist William Ahlrichs, Jay Ahlrichs, Nicolas Ahlrichs, Christy Belzer, Judy Belzer, Bobby J. Belzer, and two great grandchildren, Lincoln Slagter, and Martin Slagter. He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter during birth, son, Dennis, three brothers, Roy, Clifford, and Henry, and one sister, Dorothy Shafer. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Monday, October 29, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Albia with Father Mike Volkmer C.PP.S. officiating. Burial with military rites by the American Legion of Albia, Lovilia and Melrose will follow services in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 11:00 am and will be open until 8:00 pm Sunday evening. Family will be present throughout the day. There will be a 4:00 pm rosary conducted by St. Mary's Altar and Rosary and also a Christian Wake Service at 6:00 pm at Sinnott Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Albia. Memorials directed to St. Mary's Cemetery or to Monroe County Hospice. Online condolences may be left at sinnottfuneralhome.com..