Robert Allen Mitchell
February 12, 1940 - March 13, 2019
FORT DODGE - Robert Allen Mitchell, 79, formerly of Mason City, died on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 n Pennsylvania. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service time on Saturday. Memorials can be made out to the family of Robert Mitchell.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com
Bob Mitchell was born on February 12, 1940 in Carlinville, Illinois. He was raised by his parents Jesse and Arlene Ward in Woodward, Iowa. Bob Graduated from Woodward High School in 1958. He joined the US Navy and was trained as an electrician. On November 1, 1969 Bob married Shirley Lorene Wearda. Bob and Shirley made their home in Mason City Iowa. From his first marriage, Bob had one daughter, Julie Ann. Bob and Shirley had two more daughters, Sheri Lynn and Stacie Jo. Bob worked for Peterson Electric Motor Service in Mason City until he retired in 2006.
Bob spent his life working hard and playing hard too. He enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, grilling and working in his spotless garage with his beloved tools. He loved spending time with his family and many friends. He will always be remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor, sarcasm and love of a good time. Bob was always willing to help others and is known for being able to fix almost anything and would do anything for his family and friends.
Bob is survived by his wife, Shirley, his three daughters: Julie (Mike) Draper, Sheri (Travis) Morud, and Stacie (Andrew) Lennette. His nine grandchildren: Hailey (Matt Brown), Kylie (Logan Harris) and Cody Draper. Brady, Jordan and Max Morud and Cole, Owen and Savannah Lennette. Two great grandsons: Neko and Kato Harris and one great granddaughter expected to join the family on March 29, 2019, Adaline Brown. His sister, Helen Mitchell (Garry) Kuntz and two brothers, Larry (Yvonne) and Gary (Jennifer) Ward and lots of extended family and great friends. He is also survived by his very special family member, his dog, Mila Mitchell.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Arlene Ward.
Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924