Robert Flemming was born in Miles, Iowa. He is a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He married LaVora Camp in 1946 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Preston, Iowa. The couple resided in Miles, Iowa their entire married life of 72 years, where they operated the “The Flemming’s Oil Company” (Standard Oil Company) from 1959-1989. They moved to Sunrise Villa Assisted Living in 2018 and then to Mill Valley Care Center in 2019. She passed away on May 24, 2019.
Together, they had six daughters: Rebecca (Marc) Dembling of Brandly Beach of New Jersey; Roberta (deceased) (Gene) Giltner of Dubuque, IA; Rachel (Jim) Gray of Brandon, Florida; Ruth (David) Meyers of Clinton, Iowa; Renee (Daniel) Herrig of Clinton, Iowa; and Raellen (Ken) Smith of Placerville, California. He also has 13 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 4 step-great-grandchildren.
Robert was very active within the Miles community. His activities included, in part, being a Jackson County Legionnaires Commander, President of SE Lutheran Men Missions, member of the National Board Of Lutherans, Miles Fireman, Miles Fire Chief, Miles Mayor, taught Sunday School, and umpired sports/baseball games within the Miles area.