Obituaries

Robert Daniel King

Mar 2, 2020
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Services:

10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2020, at First Baptist Church of Waterloo, 434 Baltimore St.

Visitation:

4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St.,  Waterloo.

Cemetery:

family burial in Union Mound Cemetery, Sumner

Memorials:

may be directed to the First Baptist Church, 434 Baltimore, Waterloo, 50702.

Biography

Robert Daniel King, 94, of Waterloo, died Monday, March 2, 2020, at MercyOne (Covenant Hospital) Waterloo of natural causes.

He was born August 24, 1925, in Waterloo, son of Arthur and Gladys (Akin) King. He married Marion Margaret Reinhart on December 22, 1946, at First Lutheran Church, Waterloo.  She died September 27, 2013.

Bob graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1943. He worked the following jobs (doing whatever needed to be done to support his family): Rath Packing Company, drove school bus, railroad, delivered gas and dairy supplies, and many years as the custodian at First Baptist Church. He and his wife farmed for more than 40 years and ran A. Kings dairy farm. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church where he held most, if not all, positions of leadership.

Bob was an active and faithful member of First Baptist Church his whole life. Bob’s favorite titles were Dad, Uncle Bob and Grampa Bob.

Survived by: two sons, Stephen (Jody) of Beverly, MA and Daniel (Rebecca) of Waterloo; two daughters, Margaret Downs of Phoenix, AZ and Sarah (Larry) Riechmann of Sumner; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: his beloved wife, Marion; son‑in‑law, David Downs; a sister and brother in law, Mary and William Iehl; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Mary King; and a sister- and brother‑in‑law, Dorothy and David Seger.

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  1. Galen Jones | Mar 06, 2020

    Dear Stephen and families,

    Your dad was my first bus driver when we moved out on Hawver Rd, now Moline Rd.  I always thought a lot of him and knew where you lived on 63.  I always thought about him when we would travel by your home.

    A year or so ago we were in Culvers out by Scheels and I recognized him and I went back in and introduced myself and talked with him for a bit.  I very much enjoyed that.

    I express my sincere condolences to all of your family.  Even though we are expecting it ,we are never ready.  Even though to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, we still have the vacant spot in our heart for our loved one. That is why God gave us memories to treasure.

    I am sure that your dad had a huge impact on others as well as he did me and that was clear back in 1957 or 58.

    Sincerely,

    Galen Jones

    East High class of 64 

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