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Robert "Bob" Eiben


Robert "Bob" L. Eiben, 86,
a resident of Lisbon Rehabilitation Center, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids. The family will greet friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Central City. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at First United Methodist Church, Central City. The family also will greet friends one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. Burial will take place at Mount Clark Cemetery, Central City.
Robert was born Dec. 18, 1931, at the Matzel farm in rural Viola, the son of Louis and Mary (Van Slyke) Eiben. He attended one-room school houses as well as Morley School. On May 28, 1955, in Anamosa, Bob was united in marriage to Geneva A. Wart. She passed away in 1993. He worked as a welder and forklift driver for Allis-Chalmers and P&H. He was a member of Bible Community Church in rural Central City. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards. He was a Minnesota Vikings fan and a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. Bob enjoyed his family, family events and attending his grandchildren's activities and sporting events. He was a hardworking man who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He will always be remembered.
He is survived by his significant other of 15 years, Darlene Moncrief of Amber; five sons, Terry (Peggy) Eiben of Central City, Steve (Jane) Eiben of Springville, Kenny (Diane) Eiben of Marion, John (Susanne) Eiben of Frankenthal, Germany, and Lynn (Laura) Eiben of Marion; 15 grandchildren, Kola Eiben, Thomas (Linsey) Eiben, Mary (Jason) Barnes, Nancy (Mike) Lyman, Katie (Cody) Osburn, Krystal Eiben, Jessica Eiben, Whitney Eiben, Katherine (Jeff) Fraas, Justin Eiben, Michael (Anastasia) Eiben, Melissa Eiben, Patrick Eiben, Melody (Patrick) Falco and Becky Eiben; 16 great-grandchildren, Mekhi Benton, Addison Eiben, Mason Eiben, Clark Barnes, Emily Lyman, Brooks Lyman, Noah Osburn, Ellie Osburn, Alex Eiben, Gabriel Eiben, Anthony Eiben, Jasmine Eiben, Jeremy Fisher, Parker Wittenburg, Autumn Eiben and Misty Eiben; and brother, Don (Carol) Eiben of Anamosa.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Geneva; infant sister, Donna; and brother, Paul Eiben.
A memorial fund has been established in Bob's memory.
Please share a memory of Bob at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.