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Robert "Bob" William Dunbar


Robert "Bob" William Dunbar of Urbandale passed away after a long illness on March 4, 2018, at the age of 68. A memorial visitation will be held Monday, March 26, at 10 a.m. at Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care in Polk City, Iowa. Following the visitation, his memorial service will be held and will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, Iowa.
He was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to William and Barbara (Kelsey) Dunbar on Oct. 11, 1949. After high school, Robert joined the U.S. Army and proudly served during the Vietnam War.
Bob married his second wife, Becky, on June 19, 1987, days before their daughter, Sarah, turned 2 years old. He was an avid reader, and loved writing reviews for friends. He published two books, "The Holy Sabbath Morning," a novel about the Alamo, and "To Frame's Proud Cliff," a novel about Sam Houston. Bob enjoyed all things history, and was willing to challenge anyone in a trivia contest.
Robert is survived by his daughter, Sarah (Donovan) Jury of Polk City; grandchildren, Davin and Axton Jury; mother, Barbara Dunbar; siblings, Dirk (Deborah) Dunbar, Matthew (Kathy) Dunbar and Kathy (Brad) Rhoads; best friend, Tom Hronik; nephews, Dustin, Drake, Ryan, Austin and Willie; niece, Katie; as well as many other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Dunbar, in 2003.
His family would like to send a very warm thank you to the staff at the Polk City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their wonderful care in the short amount of time he was there.
Cards, memorial funds and flowers may be sent to Fredregill Funeral Home, c/o Sarah Jury, P.O. Box 308, Polk City, IA 50226.