Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, February 28, 2008, Page 16
OBITUARY ~ ROBERT BYRAL "BOB" THURMAN
March 28, 1933 ~ February 15, 2008
Robert Byral Thurman was born March 28, 1933 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, the son of George and Tanzy (Scott) Thurman. In 1952 Robert enlisted in the
United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1956.
Bob was united in marriage to Phyllis Hale on June 9, 1954. Bob was the father of three and a father
of all his family. He enjoyed camping, computers and most of all he loved spending time with his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.
He was a longtime
employee of Hamilton TV and Appliance in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Bob enjoyed his time in Texas as well as spending time with family in Hatfield, Missouri. He spent
many hours searching into the family tree.
Bob passed away on February 15, 2008 at the Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake, Iowa at seventy-four years
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis of Spirit Lake, Iowa; daughters, Brenda and Lee Bendixen of Spirit Lake, Iowa and Julie Laue of Spirit Lake,
Iowa; son, Terry and Nora Thurman of Spencer, Iowa; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and eagerly anticipating the arrival of twin boy great-grandchildren;
siblings, Bertha and Marilyn Gilbert of Earlham, Iowa, Arlene and Jim Pearce of Mount Ayr, Iowa, Betty jo and Melvin Hillard of Bethany, Misouri, Donald (Butch)
and Diane Thurman of Eagleville, Missouri, Norma Jean and Robert (Bud) Whitacker of Ridgeway, Missouri, Patricia Roe of Missouri and Connie Lawson of
Missouri, and many nepheews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Peggy Gibson; brother, Charles
Thurman and grandson, Jacob Thurman.
Funeral services were held on February 20, 2008 at the Faith Evangelical Free Church in Spirit Lake with Pastor
Greg Jorgensen officiating. Music was provided by Dan Foote.
Pallbearers were Butch Thurman, Gary De Board, Lyle Wright, Gib Gilbert, Rick Dunlavey and
Brian Koppen. Honorary pallbearers were Bob's grandchildren.
Bob was laid to rest in Lakeview Gardens in Spirit Lake, Iowa.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2015