Robert Thomas Sherwood
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Winfield-Evans-McCleery Funeral Home
202 E. Washington
Knoxville, IA 50138
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
First United Methodist Church
Knoxville, i 50138
|Robert Thomas “Bob” Sherwood age 95 passed Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the home of his daughter in Monroe, Iowa.
Bob was born February 14, 1916 in Harvey, Iowa to Effie Pearl (Haines) and John Wesley Sherwood, the fourth of eight children. He attended Vigilance Country School and graduated from Knoxville High School, class of 1933. During high school he was active in 4H. Serving as Marion County President and was boys 4H State Health Champion in 1932. After high school Bob worked with Community National Bank and clerked at local live stock sale barns.
In September of 1942 Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He served with the Seabees Division in the Aleutian Island and South Pacific. Bob returned home to Knoxville in January of 1946.
After the Bob owned a feed mill and poultry business in Monroe and later built and operated a grain elevator there. After selling the grain elevator he continued in banking and other business until his retirement.
In November of 1937 he married Margorie LeGrand from this union three daughters were born; Judy, Jane, and Mary Jo. Later he married Frances “Fran” Kline.
Bob enjoyed traveling, winters in Arizona, family and friends.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents; Margorie and his wife Fran; one infant daughter Mary Jo; three Brothers J. Wesley, Kermit, and Bill Sherwood; and one sister Mary Mae Jordan.
Robert is survived by his daughters Judy Sherwood and Jane (Mark) McConeghey, Jo (Lonny) Milligan, and Maxine (Bob) Bruinekool; his grandchildren Rhonda (Nick) Kmiec, Tim (LaChele) Sneller, Amy (Shawn) Burk, Aaron (Mickey) McConeghey, James (Pati) McConeghey, Christopher Bruinekool, Matthew (Saundra) Bruinekool, Shannon (J.D.) Unternahrer, Heather (Andy) Sterner; several great grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Francis Kirkwood, Martha Shivvers, and Nora Lee Ingle.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 11th, at the First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Art Hill and Lane Riggle officiating. Burial will follow services at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville with military rites.
Visitation for Robert will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 10th, at the Winfield-Evans-McCleery Funeral Home in Knoxville, with Robert’s family present.
Robert’s family has established a memorial to Pella Hospice or the Park Lane Village Assisted Living in Knoxville.
Condolences may be sent to www.winfieldfh.com.