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Robert "Bob" A. Bleil

September 4, 1924 — September 5, 2018

Bob was born September 4, 1924, Moville, IA, the son of Howard and Ila (Sherwood) Bleil.  He graduated from Moville High School in 1942. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. On February 8, 1944, he went to Camp Pendleton in California for his basic training. He was then stationed in the Pacific where he fought during WWII. He was a rifleman and truck driver during his tour of duty with the Marines until his honorable discharge May 4, 1946.  After WWII, Bob returned to the Moville area where he farmed and raised livestock.  He married Mary McElrath on April 10, 1948 in Moville, Iowa.  After their marriage, Bob and Mary bought a farm located northwest of Kingsley, Iowa.  They were members of the Union Township Presbyterian Church. Bob was a member of the Remsen Union School Board for eighteen years.  He belonged to the American Legion Posts located in Kingsley and Moville, served as a Union Township Trustee for many years, and volunteered at the Union Township Presbyterian Church for many activities and later at the Kingsley United Methodist Church.  His wife Mary passed away in 1983 of cancer.  On July 8, 1995 he married Evie Riemenschneider at the Union Township Presbyterian Church.  Following their marriage, they continued to live on the farm until they moved to Kingsley, IA, because of health issues.  Bob enjoyed watching his family coach and participate in sporting events and activities.  He spent many hours playing cards with his family and friends, and he never tired of farming and was proud to be a citizen of the United States.   Bob is survived by his wife, Evie of Kinglsey, daughter, Sue (John) Gernhart, Moville, IA, sons, Steve (Michelle) Bleil, Moville, IA, Bill (Laurel) Bleil, Lake Ozarks,MO, a sister, Darlene Davis, Moville, IA, brothers, Don (Bev) Bleil, Kingsley, IA, and Jim Bleil, Moville, IA.  Also, two stepsons, Dave (Alisha) Riemenschneider, Kingsley, IA, and Rick Riemenschneider, Lawton, IA, and a stepdaughter, Sherri Meader, Glendale, AZ, 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.     Bob was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Mary, son, Fred Bleil, grandson, Chad Gernhart, sister, Dorothy (Norm) Petersen, brother-in-law, Bob Davis and sister-in-law, Donna Bleil.
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Friday, September 7, 2018

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Friday, September 7, 2018

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

10:30 - 11:15 am (Eastern time)

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