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Robert "Bob" Sheetz

Aug 23, 2017


August 22, 1952 - August 20, 2017

Robert "Bob" Sheetz, 64, died peacefully Sunday, August 20, 2017 at his home in North Liberty.

A Memorial Service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m., August 26, 2017 at Lensing Oak Hill, 210 Holiday Road, Coralville. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com.

A memorial bench will be erected in Bob's honor at Swiss Valley Park in Dubuque County. In lieu of flowers, donations to the park memorial may be made to Jeanne Sheetz at 480 Lockmoor Ave., North Liberty, IA 52317.

Bob was born August 22, 1952 in Washington, Iowa, the son of Hubert and Philomena Bombei Sheetz. He was raised on the family farm near Keota. Bob achieved the rank of Sergeant and served as a B-52 bomber crew chief in the U.S. Air Force in Guam and Thailand during the Vietnam War from 1970-1974. Bob was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 1972 for meritorious service for exemplary leadership and personal endeavor and devotion to duty.

Bob received his bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in 1995 and was employed by Farm Mutual as a property insurance claims adjuster for over 28 years.

On January 10, 1998 Bob married Jeanne Speaker, and together they shared a love of family and the outdoors. Bob was an avid swimmer, runner, hunter and fisherman.

Bob is survived by his wife, Jeanne of North Liberty; stepchildren, Jill (Ross) Nusser and Blair Gretter, both of Iowa City; two grandchildren, Harper and Thorson Nusser; four siblings: twin brother Rex (Kristi) Sheetz, Carolita Sheetz, and Jerry (Rita) Sheetz, all of Keota and Mary Ann (Scott) Cumings of Severance, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

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