Our sympathy to the family of our friend, Bob. He will be missed.
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.
Bob was a great friend, farm neighbor, and colleague in the crop insurance industry ---will truly miss our chats and his warm friendly glow---our prayers are with the entire family---so many great memories to cherish,---Steve & Nancy Berning
While growing up in Shenandoah, Mr. Wilson was a pillar in the community. A man that I witnessed show great respect to his family, friends and customers. He and Sharon shared their lives with Jeff, my childhood friend, and all of his other friends. May God bless his soul, and prayers to Jeff and his sister. Thanks, Bob. As a sidenote, the duck hunters of the world have lost a great one.
Mike McGinnis, Indianola, IA
My sympathy to Bob's family and friends. Although I only saw Bob during my visits Shenandoah while visiting my parents and brother, John, I always enjoyed talking to him at the Country Club. I know that my dad respected him as a businessman. I know that he will be missed by many, especially his golfing buddies.
Mick Longstreet, Columbus, GA
Bob made a big difference in our lives. He was a very gently and thoughtful man. We will miss our friend and neighbor. Our thoughts are with the family.
Linda and I were so sorry to learn of Bob' passing. It's so hard to come up with words for a true gentleman that we both thought so much of. I don't think that Bob really recovered from Sharon passing, but as others have expressed, they are together now.
Our profound condolences to the family. Bernie & Linda
My sympathy to family and friends. Prayers as you remember the good times. Bob was such a good example to many young people. Now he and Sharon can hold hands and smile. Love you all.
Bob was a good man with a compassionate heart. My sympathies to his family.
So sorry. Bob was a class act. Now hand in hand with Sharon.
I was so sorry to see Bob had passed away. He was always so friendly and ready to visit. He was a big help to me when I had my own insurance and to Tom and I with the grandchildren's insurance. He will be missed by many.
Prayers and thoughts to your in the loss of your father. I always enjoyed visiting with him. Such a nice man and will be missed by many
Bob was a great friend and a very wise and fair business person and I'll always cherish the times we spent together discussing business and also always taking about family. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers to his family. Kirk and Sherry