Robert Lawrence Cihla Sr., 69, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House. Celebration of Life services took place Friday, Jan. 23, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed in Cedar Memorial Cemetery where full military rites were conducted by the Swisher American Legion.
Robert was born May 17, 1945, in Iowa City, the son of John and Myrtle (Derby) Cihla. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1964. Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict from 1965 to 1967.