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Robert D. McKenzie

Iowa City

Robert D. McKenzie, 93, of Iowa City, died on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Hospice in Iowa City surrounded by family.
A memorial service to celebrate Robert will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City. The family will greet guests from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
Bob was born on Nov. 8, 1925, in Tonkawa, Okla., son of Ola and Isabel (Ingels) McKenzie. In 1944, he served in the U.S. Army and was discharged in 1946. Bob attended the University of Iowa and lettered in football for two years before graduating in 1950. On July 22, 1950, Bob married Norma Gerard in Iowa City.
For 31 years, Bob worked for the Cryovac Division of W.R. Grace, retiring as plant manager of the Cedar Rapids manufacturing plant in 1988.
Bob is survived by his two sons, Dave (Dawn) McKenzie of Iowa City and Dan (Tammie) of Carroll, Iowa; grandchildren, Erin (Dave Brown), James (Jenny), Barbara, Nora and Robb; great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Izzy, Charlie and Lucy; brother, John W. "Bill" McKenzie of Braman, Okla.; and special friend, Fran Nussbaum.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Norma; and his brother, Richard.
Online condolences may be made at www.lensingfuneral.com.
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