Robert ‘Bob’ McCarville, 76
Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:16am admin
Nov. 21, 1942 —
Jan. 26, 2019
LeRoy - Robert “Bob” McCarville Sr., age 76, passed away on Jan. 26, 2019 peacefully in his sleep at home in LeRoy, Minn.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home, in Cresco, Iowa from 4-7 p.m. The church service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, at Lourdes, Iowa at 10:30 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to service.
Robert Joseph McCarville Sr. was born Nov. 21, 1942 to Athanasius Augustus and Clara (O’Donnell) McCarville and raised in rural Lourdes. He attended school in Lourdes and Elma and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Cresco in 1960. Bob participated in basketball, where he was known as “Jump Shot Bob.” After high school, he briefly attended Winona State in Minnesota before returning to the family farm, where he resided for 62 years until relocating to LeRoy.
Bob was united in marriage to Linda Kaderabek on April 28, 1962. To this union, six children were born. They later parted ways, and he married Shirley (Kruse) Beck on Dec. 29, 2004.
He worked hard his entire life. In addition to farming, Bob hauled milk (by cans), worked at Oliver’s in Charles City, Iowa and Sara Lee in New Hampton, Iowa. He graduated from truck driving school at NICC in Calmar, Iowa, and worked at Featherlite in Cresco. He ended his career by semi-retiring with the job he loved the best, driving grain truck for Roe Farms of rural LeRoy. Bob felt extremely valued and appreciated. Roe Farms always took good care of him.
In his spare time, he loved woodworking, mowing lawn, gardening and most of all, spending time with his family and extended family. He loved attending events of all his grandkids, step-grandkids, great-grandkids and step-great-grandkids. One of his favorite pastimes was watching his grandson, Jacob, play baseball and attending as many games as possible.
Bob’s sense of humor was well-known and helped carry both himself and family during the last year of his life. Despite numerous visits to the doctors at Mayo Clinic for heart failure and recently being diagnosed with lung cancer, Bob remained both optimistic and humble to the very end.
Bob is survived by Shirley, his wife of 15 years; six children, Lori (Mike) McConnell of Cresco, Robert (special friend Fabricio) McCarville Jr. of Miami, Fla., Lisa (Win) Peter of Mason City, Iowa, David (Candi) McCarville of Dubuque, Iowa, Susan (Roger) Meyer of Decorah, Iowa and Jennifer (Grant) Kellogg of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and one sister, Ellen (Wayne) Frantzen of Maquoketa, Iowa. He is also survived by extended family, Brad (Ashley) Beck of Cresco, Jody (Dena Strain) Beck of Pine Island, Minn. and Marty (Sam) Beck of Lime Springs, Iowa; Brad’s children, Zach and Cody Beck; and Marty’s children, Brychan, Piper and Kanon.
He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, Emily (Evan) Freese, Jesse (Kasey Bruns) McConnell, Jacob Peter (Carli Cook), Evan (Shana) Meyer, Elise (Phil) Linn, Payton, Riley and David McCarville and Kiera and Kaine Kellogg; great-grandchildren, Caleb and Owen Meyer, Aaron Linn and Axel Freese; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Athanasius and Clara; two brothers, Charles and Thomas; and two sisters, Elizabeth (Liz) and Mary Margaret (in infancy).
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Bob McCarville family.