A celebration of life memorial service will be at 12:30 p.m. today, Jan. 6, 2014, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Newton. A visitation and luncheon will be held at the church following the service.
Robert D. “Bob” Githens, 59, the son of Charles and Dorothy Whiteman Githens, was born Nov. 28, 1954, in Charles City, Iowa. He graduated from Charles City High School and attended the University of Northern Iowa to study music. He later transferred to Brown Institute of Broadcasting in Minneapolis, Minn. He moved to Newton and worked at KCOB Radio Station. He then retained a job with the Newton Waterworks Department.
Bob had a passion for the things he loved. The Green Bay Packers were his team of choice, he loved broadcasting on the radio, sprint cars, music, community theatre and the Milwaukee Brewers. Bob was an active member of the Lutheran Church, he actively participated in the political arena and was a talented musician.
Bob died on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Those left to honor the memory of Bob include Jim and Gail Githens and their family and Shirley Madden and her family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.pencefh.com.