Robert Cecil Weddle “Bob”, son of Cecil Everett Weddle and Letha Julia Combs Weddle, was born Dec. 20, 1941 in Dawson and died Sept. 6, 2021 at MercyOne Hospice in Johnston. Bob grew up in Dawson and then Bayard where he was the class president and graduated Bayard High School in 1959. He was united in marriage to Kathleen Mary Remund of Coon Rapids. The couple was blessed with a daughter Kerry, and three sons Joe, Andy, and Aaron. He assembled machinery for the agriculture business, and even bought hogs. Bob was a man of many hobbies including playing guitar, fishing, spending time at the river, canoeing, kayaking, feeding the birds and watching them. Following their family tradition for military service Bob enlisted in the United States Navy on May 12, 1961 where he served on the U.S.S. Tallahatchie County until March 13, 1964 when he was honorably discharged. Bob enjoyed reading, doing the New York Times crossword puzzles, tinkering and building in his workshop, and gardening. He later married Carolyn Kelsay of Mexico, Missouri.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Letha Weddle; brothers: Jack, Melvin, Billie, Harold (Elliott), and Deryle (Paul); sisters: Doreen Cofer and Linda McHaffie. He is survived by his daughter Kerry Hastings (Craig) of Perry; sons: Joe Weddle (Tracy) of Minburn, Andy Weddle (Kathy) of Pleasant Hill, and Aaron Weddle (Bridget) of West Des Moines; grandchildren: Corinne Hastings of Des Moines, Libby Hastings of Perry, Caleb Weddle of Nevada, Halli Weddle of Minburn, and Shane Williams of Davenport; great-grandchildren: Jack Tatman and Harper Williams both of Davenport; brother Patrick Weddle of Warrenton, Oregon; sisters: Mary Lou Jackson of Pueblo, Colorado, Donna McCleary of Charles City, and Carolyn Myers (Jack) of Kellogg; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Services for Robert Cecil Weddle “Bob” were held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service and also after the funeral until 6 p.m. Pastor Joel Cofer provided words of comfort. Military Rites were performed by the United States Navy Funeral Honors from Des Moines. Recorded song selected was “Go Rest High On That Mountain.”
Interment will take place at a later date at Kirk Cemetery in Allendale, Missouri. The Weddle family supports the following charities and encourages you to donate to them in lieu of flowers: American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association, Vasculitis Foundation, or American Parkinson’s Disease Association (PSP)