Robert House, age 86 of Minburn, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Perry Lutheran Home in Perry. Close family and friends are welcome to attend his graveside service at the Elmwood Cemetery at Minburn on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 1 p.m. We ask that everyone be mindful of social distancing at the service. Memorials will be given to Minburn Public Library and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Online condolences may be sent at

Robert Dean House was born on May 8, 1934 in Dallas County, IA to Leland A. and Velma Mae (Nance) House. Growing up his family moved to different farms and he attended many country schools in Dallas County. He was united in marriage to Merna Leigh Hanselman at the United Methodist Church in Minburn, IA on June 7, 1959. He worked at Hy-Line for 39 years. He also mowed numerous cemeteries in Dallas County.

He served on the board at Panther Creek Cemetery. He loved garden tractors, gardening and watching birds.

In death he rejoins his parents, Leland and Velma, a brother, Johnnie and a sister-in-law Lucena Hanselman.

Left to cherish Robert’s memory are his wife Merna, daughter, Ginny Spracher and her family. He is also survived by his Godchildren, Travis and Drew Love, brothers-in-law, Jerrold and Everett Hanselman and their families, sisters-in-law, Fae Miles and Carol Rickels and their families and several nieces and nephews.