ROBERT BYRAL THURMAN

ROBERT BYRAL THURMAN WAS BORN MARCH 28, 1933 IN MOUNT AYR, IOWA, THE SON OF GEORGE AND TANZY (SCOTT) THURMAN. IN 1952 ROBERT ENLISTED IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY AND WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED IN 1956.

BOB WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO PHYLLIS HALE ON JUNE 9, 1954. BOB WAS A FATHER OF THREE AND A FATHER OF ALL HIS FAMILY. HE ENJOYED CAMPING, COMPUTERS AND MOST OF ALL HE LOVED SPENDING TIME WITH HIS KIDS, GRANDKIDS  AND GREAT-GRANDKIDS.

HE WAS A LONGTIME EMPLOYEE OF HAMILTON TV AND APPLIANCE IN SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA. BOB ENJOYED HIS TIME IN TEXAS AS WELL AS SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY IN HATFIELD, MO. HE SPENT MANY HOURS SEARCHING INTO THE FAMILY TREE.

BOB PASSED AWAY ON FEBRUARY 15, 2008 AT THE LAKES REGIONAL HEALTHCARE IN SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA AT SEVENTY-FOUR YEARS OF AGE.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, PHYLLIS OF SPIRIT LAKE; DAUGHTERS, BRENDA AND LEE BENDIXEN, AND  JULIA LAUE OF SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA; SON, TERRY AND NORA THURMAN OF SPENCER, IOWA; FIVE GRANDCHILDREN, FOUR GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN AND EAGERLY ANTICIPATING THE ARRIVAL OF TWIN BOY GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN; SIBLINGS, BERTHA AND MARLYN GIILBERT OF EARLHAM, IOWA; ARLENE AND JIM PEARCE OF MOUNT AYR, IOWA; BETTY JO AND MELVIN HILLARD OF BETHANY, MO.; DONALD (BUTCH) AND DIANE THURMAN OF EAGLEVILLE, MO.; NORMA JEAN AND ROBERT (BUD) WHITACKER OF RIDGEWAY, MO.; PATRICIA ROE AND CONNIE LAWSON OF MISSOURI, AND MANY NIECES , NEPHEWS, GREAT-NIECES & NEPHEWS.

 

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