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Robert "Bob" Bothwell 1918-1995


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/30/2011 at 23:12:17

Robert Bothwell
Estherville – Services for Robert “Bob” Bothwell, 76, of Estherville will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father Tom Nash officiating. Interment will be held at St. Patrick’s Cemetery with military graveside rites by VFW Post 3388 and American Legion Post 91. He died Friday, July 14 at his home.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday, July 17 at the Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home with Legion of Mary Rosary services at 4 p.m. and Parish Vigil Services at 7:30 p.m.

He was born on December 5, 1918 in Gilmore City, the son of Loren and Pearl (Bach) Bothwell. He graduated from Gilmore City High school in 1936. He began his employment with Sears on August 2, 1941 n Alton, IL. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps and was involved in the initial invasion of North Africa. After three and a half years in the service, he returned to work for Sears in Alton. From there he went to Fort Dodge and then to Estherville when the Sears store opened here in January of 1946. On October 15, 1949, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Powers at St. Francis Catholic Church in Rockwell City. He took early retirement in 1982 after 41 years with Sears, Roebuck & Co.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Elks, VFW, American Legion, DAV, AARP and helped start the Emmet County Food Bank

He is survived by his wife, three sons, Robert of Effingham, IL; James of Hutchinson, KS; and Thomas of Edina, MN; four daughters, Mrs. Dan (Pat) Martin of Atlanta, GA; Marsha MacClintock of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mrs. Blair (Mary) Williams of Ankeny; Michelle Roede of Houston, TX; 10 grandchildren; one great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Louis (Marion) Bracht of Alton IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 17, 1995)


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