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FRESCOLN, Robert W. 'Bob' 1949 - 2023


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 12/3/2023 at 13:08:59

"Southeast Iowa Union / Fairfield Ledger"
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Page 5, Column 1


Robert W. "Bob" FRESCOLN, 74, of rural Libertyville, passed away Friday, November 10, 2023 at Jefferson County Health Center with his family present.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at Batavia United Methodist Church in Batavia. Burial will be at Batavia Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to Noah's Ark Animal Shelter or Batavia United Methodist Church. Please direct all flower and plant orders to the floral department at Hy-Vee in Fairfield. Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

Bob was born October 20, 1949 in Sigourney, Iowa, the son of Merrill and Lillian "Sunny" (HODOWUD) FRESCOLN. He married Karen-Jo EGEL, October 30, 1977 in Miami, Florida. Bob met the love of his life, Karen, while they were both working for Miami Beach Police Department. After getting married, they left the police department and moved to Iowa so they could raise a family on his family farms.

Bob retired from the United States Postal Service. During his time working for USPS he also was a First Responder, a member of the Batavia Lions Club, and served as a Lay Leader at the Batavia United Methodist Church where he devoted his life to Jesus and spread God's word to others. He enjoyed reading about military history, crosswords, Clint Eastwood films, Star Trek and Star Wars, and Iowa State Athletics. Above all, he cherished his time spent with his wife, Karen-Jo, his children and grandchildren. Robert also had a special bond with his nieces, nephews and everyone who entered his life.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Karen-Jo; son, Stephen and his wife, Gayle FRESCOLN of Van Horne, Iowa; daughters, Lillian FRESCOLN of Libertyville, and Heidi FRESCOLN of Batavia; grandchildren, Parker, Preston, Jonathan, and Alexander; brothers, Richard (Kathy) FRESCOLN of Batavia, and Randy (Carolyn) FRESCOLN of Norwalk, Iowa; and an aunt, Cheryl HODOWUD of Surfside, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his uncle Edward HODOWUD.

Online condolences may be made to Bob's family by viewing his obituary at www.behnerfh.com.

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