Norlin Rober, 1954

Fall 2022 (September 26, 2022)

Norlin Rober, 91, of Marshalltown, passed away July 11, 2022, at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown.

Services took place on July 23 at Elim Lutheran Church in Marshalltown with Pastor Paul Waterman officiating. He was laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Elim Lutheran Church or Marshalltown Community College Foundation. For online condolences, please visit

Born June 12, 1931, in Waukon, Iowa, he was the son of Erwin and Lulu (Fruechte) Rober. Norlin attended a one-room rural school through 8th grade before attending Waukon High School and graduating in 1948. He taught in one-room rural schools in Allamakee County from 1948-1950.

After his graduation from Luther College in 1954, he taught high school mathematics and science in Ridgeway, Iowa, and Mabel, Minn. Norlin returned to school to obtain his Master’s Degree, graduating from the University of Northern Iowa in 1958. He returned to Luther College to teach math and pre-engineering from 1960-1965.

He married the love of his life, Audrey (Wogen) Rober ‘61 on Sept. 01, 1961, in Decorah, Iowa. The two relocated to Marshalltown, Iowa, in 1965, where he taught mathematics at Marshalltown Community College from 1965 until his retirement in 1992. They were blessed with two children, Paul and Aline.

Norlin was a faithful member of Elim Lutheran Church. He had much interest in a variety of hobbies over the years, including electronics, recorded classical music, photography, antique clock restoration and collecting, computing and genealogy.

Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife and two children: Paul Rober, of Marshalltown, and Aline Rober, of Mass., as well as his nieces and nephews.

In eternal life, he is reunited with his parents and his brother, Ronald Rober.