Robert M. Flanders (1956-2020)
Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 5/8/2020 at 15:46:25
Robert Michael Flanders, passed away at the Pearl Valley Nursing Home and Rehab Center, Muscatine on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from complications associated with the Coronavirus. Due to current pandemic regulations there will be no funeral at this time. The family will meet at a later date for services. Teahen Funeral Home and Cremation is serving the family.
Robert was born on June 26, 1956 in Michigan City, IN, son of Raymond and Mary (Herr) Flanders. In 1962, the family moved to Cedar Rapids and he attended St. Pius X Elementary School and Regis High School. Bob studied math at Kirkwood Community College and electrical engineering at the University of Iowa, graduating cum laude in 1988.
After graduation, he worked as a design and manufacturing radar engineer for Varian Associates in California. Due to a recession and less need for radar engineers, he left to return to Cedar Rapids where he found temporary professional work. A short time later, health problems caused him to abandon his career.
Bob is survived by his mother, Mary; his brothers: Thomas, David (Susan Ecroyd), and James (Meri); his sister, Susan; and sister-in-law, Mary Beth Flanders. Six nephews and two nieces will miss him also.
He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond and his brother, Michael Flanders.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
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