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Robert "Rob" Rahija

June 30, 1994 ~ May 20, 2017 (age 22)

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May 25, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

Memorial Service
May 26, 2017

11:00 AM
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

Robert "Rob"  Rahija, 22, of Burlington, died at 2:11 PM Saturday, May 20, 2017, at his home.

Born June 30, 1994, in Iowa City, he was the son of Terry and Ruth Ann Bowman Rahija. 

Rob worked in the kitchen at Hy-Vee.

He graduated Burlington High School in 2013, graduated the Job Corp in 2015 and attended Southeastern Community College.

He enjoyed playing football in High School, hanging out with his friends, and being the 2012 Homecoming King at BHS. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephews, and most of all he loved becoming a father to his son, Noah.

Survivors include his significant other, Alicia Waterman of Burlington; one son, Noah Rahija of Burlington;  his father;  four sisters, Cherish Rahija of Cedar Rapids, Holly (Joe Monahan) Rahija of Walker, Emily (Brendon Pierce) Rahija of South Sioux City, and Toni (Nate) Klein of Swisher; one niece Peighton Rahija; four nephews, Treighton Rahija, Clayton Hook, Jayden Hook, and Gary Klein; two uncles; three aunts, and his girlfriend's Nana, Mary Waterman.

He was preceded in death by his mother, maternal & paternal grandparents, two uncles, Bobby & Mike Rahija, and one aunt, Linda Carter.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home where the family will receive friends. Cremation will be entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home following the visitation.

The memorial service for Rahija will be 11:00 AM Friday, May 26, 2017, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Rev. Shane A. McCampbell officiating. 

A memorial has been established.

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