Robert D. "Bob" Wilson of Shenandoah, Iowa was the second child born to Eugene and Buelah Wilson on February 24, 1944. Bob passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 73 years.
Bob grew up in Storm Lake, Iowa with his parents and four siblings. He was active in sports and graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1962. He attended the University of Oregon, where he worked three jobs to pay his way through school, and graduated with a degree in Finance in 1967.
Bob married the love of his life, Sharon Marie Cameron on September 19, 1967 in Omaha, Nebraska. He worked for Grinnell Mutual Insurance Company in Grinnell, Iowa and Atlantic, Iowa before settling with his wife, daughter, Stephanie and son, Jeff in Shenandoah in 1973. He worked three years for Chesshire Insurance before buying the business in 1976 and naming it Wilson Insurance. Bob was a fair and dedicated businessman in Shenandoah for forty years. He loved the people he worked with and enjoyed making many friends over the years.
Bob was an active member of his community over the years, serving on many boards, committees and organizations. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, skiing, traveling and entertaining family and friends. Many great memories were made spending time with his family and friends on the beach at his home in Destin, Florida. He loved to host parties and to go out on Friday nights.
Bob loved his family and was always there to show support and offer advice. He was a very loving, gentle and wise man. He loved his wife dearly and was very proud of his children and grandchildren. He will be missed by many.
Preceding him in death was his wife of forty-four years, Sharon and his parents.
Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter Stephanie (Curtis) Osborn of Shenandoah, Iowa; son Jeff Wilson of Shenandoah, Iowa; granddaughter Ali (Scott) McDonald of Olathe, Kansas; grandsons Mitchell Steinkuehler of Key West, Florida and Andrew Johnson of Shenandoah, Iowa; step-grandsons Josh Osborn of Chicago, Illinois and Justin Osborn of Denver, Colorado; brother Darryl (Joyce) Wilson of Shawnee, Kansas; sisters Sherry (Jerry) Gunderman of Peoria, Arizona, Barb (Tim) Muldoon of Omaha, Nebraska and Carol Moore of Phoenix, Arizona; many other nieces, nephews, sister-in-law's, brother-in-law's, relatives and friends
Celebration of Life Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Shenandoah. The family will greet friends at the Presbyterian Church on Friday evening, January 26, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be directed to the Presbyterian Church.
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