Robert E. Minkel
- November 22, 1921 - August 15, 2012
- Dysart, Iowa
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“I always enjoyed when Bob was our bus driver. He was always friendly. I graduated from Union in 1994. My thoughts are with you.
1 of 9 | Posted by: Amy - IA
“Lots of good cookin came from that house and Family
We enjoyed the viit to the Methodist Church and the best is yet to come message. our love to...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: JEAN AND BOB GLEASON - belton, TX
“Hazel, Brian, Joel and families,
I am sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He always had time to stop and chat and was such a pleasant man. You are...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Arlet Carr Kern - Sunrise Beach, MO
“Robert will be missed by tons of people who had the chance to know him.
From saddle club to tama benton we had a lot of laughs.
GARY...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: gary @darlene plogmann - vinton, IA
“Hazel, Brian and Joel,
I am very sorry for the loss of a great husband, father and friend to the Geneseo Community. Bob's tremendous service to the...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Daryl Strohbehn - Boone, IA
“My sincere sympathy goes out to Hazel, Brian and Joel. Roger
6 of 9 | Posted by: Roger Herman - Henderson, NV
“Hazel, I am so sorry to hear about Bob. Please accept my sincerest sympathy and understanding and know my thoughts and prayers are there with you. ...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Donna Scott Prestien - MO
“Will always remember riding the school bus Uncle Robert was driving. I'm willing to bet he let me get away with some naughty stuff that he wouldn't...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Becky Kizer (Konicek) - Euless, TX
“Joel and Family
You are all in our thoughts and prayers
Dan and Meskwaki Security Staff
9 of 9 | Posted by: Dan Ackman - Buckingham, IA
Robert "Bob" E Minkel was born November 22, 1921 to Wesley and Lois Minkel. He graduated from Geneseo High School in 1939 then attended Iowa State University. He later graduated from Chillicothe Business College in Chillicothe , MO and was employed by Boss Hotel Association in Des Moines until he entered the US Army on November 7, 1942 and served in Japan during WWII. He was discharged in February 1946 as a Master Sergeant. Bob and Hazel Stouffer were married in Hattiesburg, MS on June 16, 1945. After his army discharge, Bob partnered with his father on the family farm. In 1965 they built a new home there. He continued to farm until his retirement in 1983. Bob and Hazel moved from the farm to Sunrise Hill Suites in October 2011. Bob has been very active in the Geneseo and Dysart communities. He served as financial secretary of the Geneseo Methodist church for many years, was secretary of the Geneseo school board and continued on as secretary of the Dysart-Geneseo school board when the schools merged, was an active member of the Dysart Lions club, also a long time member of the Dysart American Legion. Bob drove a school bus for many years with a regular route and also taking school groups to out of town activities for the Geneseo, Dysart-Geneseo and Union schools. After his retirement he worked part time for the Dysart Co-Op. In his spare time, Bob really enjoyed wood working, tinkering in the shop, going to stock car races and sitting on the deck smoking his pipe. Bob passed away at the age of 90 on August 15, 2012 of an extended illness. He is survived by his wife and two sons: Brian (Pat) of Woodstock, GA and Joel of Traer, IA: two step grand children, Mike Nation (Penny) of Aurora,CO and Michelle Barber (Steve) and six great grandchildren also his sister-in-law, Sandy Boomer of Traer, IA and several nieces and nephews.