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“I was sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with Bob. I considered him a friend during the years I knew him at Grinnell Mutual....Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Jack Sinkler - Montezuma, IA

“Bob, I just heard about your dad's passing in class last night. I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. I'm sending energy, love and light to you and...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Baker - Des Moines, IA

“Bobby & family I am sorry to hear of your father passing away, may you find peace and comfort in your memories. Classmate class of 1984 ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Brian Harrington - Dallas, TX

“Bobby I am so sorry for your loss. my thoughts and prayers for you and your family. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Lorrie Seddon-Mathews - IA

“We wish to express our sincere sympathy for your loss. Bob loved his family. We pray that God will be with you at this time and comfort you....Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Roger Griffing - Centerville, IA

“So sorry to hear of his passing. I am a classmate of his wife Barbara. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Loretta Allen - Cinterville, IA

“My sincere condolences to the family. My thoughts are with you. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Winona Lawson Whitaker - IA

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Robert "Bob" Skidmore, 77, of Centerville, passed away peacefully at home on March 21, 2016.

Bob is survived by his wife, Barbara of Centerville; son, Bob of Des Moines, and daughters, Kandi (David) Rohrs of Auburn, Nebraska and Kelli Ann (Roger) Freeksen of Des Moines; and a sister, Carolyn (Bob) Bucklin of Des Moines.

Bob was preceded in death by his mother, father, daughter, four brothers and three sisters.

Bob was a fireman in Des Moines, Iowa and San Rafael, California. Bob retired from the Fire Department in 1975, and returned to Iowa where he worked for Grinnell Mutual ReInsurance Company.

Graveside Services will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Oakland Cemetery in Centerville, Iowa with Deb Egeland officiating. A visitation will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville from 1-2 PM. Memorials have been established to the Prostate Cancer Foundation or to the Society of the Little Flower of Darien, Illinois and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Lange Funeral Home & Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family. Condolences may be shared online at