Robert W. "Bob" Atchison, 86, of Toledo passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Rev. Dewey Grimes officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama. Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, from 5 - 7 p.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.
Robert was born on May 29, 1926, in Tama, the son of Arthur and Eva (Smith) Atchison. He was united in marriage to LaRue Bartling on Aug.t 2, 1945, at the Presbyterian parsonage in Toledo. Bob was employed by the Tama Paper Mill for 41 years. He retired as a foreman in 1984. Bob was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for over 50 years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing pepper and working outside. Bob enjoyed watching Chicago Cubs Baseball and Iowa Hawkeye Football. He also enjoyed carpentry and even put an addition on to his home at the age of 84.
Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter, Paulette Atchison; son, Timothy Atchison; three sisters, Vivian Brecht, Bonnie Skarda and Lorraine Vore; and two brothers, Arnold Atchison and Norman "Bud" Atchison.
Robert W. “Bob” Atchison
Survivors include his wife LaRue of Toledo; daughter, Debbie (Mel) Blocker of Tama; three grandchildren, Stacie (Eric) Hauser of Tama, Tricia Smith of Toledo, and Ryan (Charlotte) Blocker of Toledo; a step-granddaughter, Wendy (Kevin) Hintermeister of Toledo; six great-grandchildren, Tim and Jeff Hauser, Kourtne and Kolton Smith, and Clay and Conner Blocker; two step great-grandchildren, Kylei and Wyatt Hintermeister; a brother, John (Elaine) Atchison of Harrison, Ind.; four sisters, Rachel Coye of Newton, Donna Brower of Davenport, Patty Hansen of Marshalltown, and Mary Chyma of Toledo; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial fund has been established.