Robert Whitesell

April 7, 1950 ~ September 25, 2020 (age 70)


Robert (Bob) D. Whitesell, age 70, of Correctionville, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 at the Correctionville Specialty Care in Correctionville.  A service will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Correctionville Community Center with a luncheon to follow.

Born 7 April 1950 in Correctionville, Iowa, to Ray and Norma Lee (Huss) Whitesell, Bob and his family moved to Whittier, California in 1965 where he attended Monte Vista High School.  Bob moved back to Iowa and lived in Emmetsburg before settling back in Correctionville.

Bob was united in marriage to Sandi Hildebrand on 11 July 1980 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, and to this union their daughter Brooke was born. While residing in Emmetsburg, Bob was employed at Newline Manufacturing and Foodland. He also attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg.

Bob enjoyed the simple things in life such as playing cards and visiting with family and friends. He loved Brooke’s lasagna and Aunt Phyllis’s cookies, and he was always on board for a road trip. While Bob was passionate about his music, most importantly, he remained devoted to his family and friends and took an active interest in their lives.  Bob was generous to a fault and went out of his way to help anyone in need. Bob was baptized in the Lutheran Church and maintained his faith throughout his life.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Brooke; grandchildren Jonathan, Akyrah and Nasir; siblings and their spouses, Larry (Lana), Gary (Rale), Sharon, Ross, Dale and Lisa; uncle and aunt Ron and Lena Whitesell; many nieces, nephews and cousins; ex-wife Sandi; stepchildren, Krista, and Corey.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Ray and Norma Whitesell; brother-in-law Ralph Rowe; stepdaughter, Keli Shropshire; nephews, Dale “LD” Whitesell, and Ronald Rowe; niece, Tammy Whitesell; great-niece, Stephanie Snyder; great-nephew, Colson Ray.

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