Roberta “Bobbie” J. Nauss (O’Loughlin)

Roberta “Bobbie” J. Nauss (O’Loughlin)

May 3, 1941 ~ February 23, 2024

Bobbie Nauss was born May 3rd, 1941, in Washington, Iowa, to parents, John F. O’Loughlin and Harriet Mae O’Loughlin (Baird). She was predeceased by her husband of twenty-two years, John F. Nauss; parents; brother, John L. O’Loughlin; and stepson, Philip Nauss. She is survived by her children, Stephanie Kasper (Todd), Grant Ruegnitz (Kathy), Max Ruegnitz (Ryan); stepdaughter, Barbara Nauss; grandchildren: Rodge, Madison, Maverick, Henry, Jack, Kathryn, Morgan, Gunner, Rachel, Leah, and Jonathan; and nine great-grandchildren.

Bobbie met the love of her life in 1986, in Omaha, Nebraska, where she owned a small business, Sara Care Sitting Services. After a whirlwind romance, they married and moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where they lived until the boys graduated from high school. They decided to move to a warmer climate and found the perfect location in Kerrville, Texas, where they built their dream home next to a nature preserve, and worked in their yard every day, which was a chore that they loved.

Bobbie was a graduate of Duchesne Academy class of 1959 in Omaha. She attended Iowa State University with a focus on journalism. Once she married and moved to El Dorado, Kansas, she finished her degree in Nursing; a profession she was immensely proud of and used throughout her life both working and volunteering. She worked at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado, the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home in Omaha, and the Baylor Eau Claire County in Eau Claire, WI. She was a longtime volunteer for the Girl Scouts of America as Professional Staff of the Council, a Resident Camp director, Girl Scout Cookie coordinator and troop leader. She was a facilitator for Make Today Count and I Can Cope, groups for cancer patients and their families. After moving to Kerrville, she became active as an advocate for CASA. Bobbie was a member of P.E.O. Chapter IL in Kerrville, Daughters of the American Revolution, Kerrville Women’s Chamber, Business and Professional Women, and was continually active with her church, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Kerrville, until she moved back to Omaha due to her health.

A private ceremony was held in Albany, Minnesota with family.  She is buried at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Albany, MN, in the family plot.

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