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9/6/2012 Email this articlePrint this article 
Robert R. “Bob” Hartley
Robert R. "Bob" Hartley
Robert R. "Bob" Hartley, 83, of Delmar died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Delmar United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be in the Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, at a later date.

Robert Raymond Hartley was born Nov. 13, 1928, in Clarence to James Walter and Cora Lee Fowler Hartley. He grew up in Cedar County and attended Harmony Point country school and graduated from Tipton High School.

He served his country for four years, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He married Patricia Fern "Pat" Morrison June 8, 1958, in Brooklyn. After receiving his honorable discharge, Bob worked for Interstate Finance in the collections department in Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Maquoketa. He then worked as a car salesman for Wagener Ford in Maquoketa and later for Anamosa Silos and as a caregiver with DAC Inc. in Maquoketa. He retired in 2001.

Bob was a member of the Delmar United Methodist Church and a former member of the Delmar Lions Club. He was an avid bridge player, and a diehard fan of the Chicago Bears, Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Scott (Mary Kay) Hartley of Shakopee, Minn.; three grandchildren; a sister, Edna Ehresman of Tipton; a brother-in-law, Rick (Deb) Morrison of Brooklyn; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

A memorial fund has been established.

The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is assisting with the arrangements.

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