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Robert Dean "Bob" Schadle

Van Horne

Robert Dean "Bob" Schadle died peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at Salem United Methodist Church in Van Horne with
Pastor Leonard Ranson officiating. Interment will be in Garrison Cemetery with full military rites conducted by Thomas F. Bevins American Legion
Post 148 and Iowa Military Funeral Honors officiating. A meal will follow at Van Horne Community Center.
Visitation also will be held at the church from
4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.
A memorial fund has been established.
Phillips Funeral Home–Keystone is in charge of arrangements.
Bob was born May 14, 1934, to Marvin and Dovie (Ransom) Schadle on the family farm in Big Grove Township. He graduated from Van Horne High School in 1952. Bob married Betty Sturtz on Oct. 24, 1954, and then served his country in Korea from 1957 to 1958. After returning from the service, he worked hard farming and raising livestock on the Schadle Century Farm where he was born. Bob also worked as a rural mail carrier in Benton County until his retirement in 1997. In 2003, they moved to Van Horne, where Bob lived until moving in May to Windsor Manor in Vinton.
Bob loved to fish, especially in the northern Iowa trout streams and Canada. He was an avid reader and enjoyed may years of camping with friends and family. He was a true outdoorsman and had may trophies of his deer, pheasant and fishing trips. He learned to play the guitar later in life and enjoyed playing and singing, even writing many songs himself. He had a love for his family and a wonderful sense of humor that will be deeply missed.
Bob is survived by his three sons, Jeff (Teresa) Schadle of Vinton, Greg (Kris) Schadle of Keystone and Scott (Amy) Schadle of rural Watkins; and his two grandchildren, Neil and Madelyn Schadle. He also is survived by his brother, Larry (Kathy) Schadle of North Carolina; his sister, Linda (Phil) Garoutte, also of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, of 56 years; and his parents.
Online condolences may be left at www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.