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Robert Lewis Krile

September 18, 1924 - March 6, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Robert Lewis Krile

Robert Lewis Krile

Born: September 18, 1924
Died: March 6, 2021
Age: 96

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Bob Krile was born September 18, 1924 to Walter Krile and Thelma Slay in Truax, IA where his dad worked on the Railroad building bridges.  Bob was the oldest of three sons.  The family then moved to Parkersburg, IA where the boys attended school and graduated.  Bob was active in music, sports and a drum and bugle corp.  The family attended the Baptist Church and Bob gave his life to Christ at age ten.

     Following high school, Bob attended a machinist school and was employed at the Rock Island  Arsenal.  He joined the Navy in WWII and served on a Destroyer Escort in the South Pacific where they were involved in several invasions.  After the war, he began working at the Spencer Post Office as a clerk.  Being in the Reserves, he was recalled during the Korean Conflict to a transport ship carrying troops.  Returning to Spencer, he and his brothers formed a Barbershop Quartet called The Four Nubbins.  They performed for the Spencer Chorus and also traveled to other states.

     Bob met Sharon Hynes, a teacher in the Primghar School system and they were married in 1956 and she moved to teach and join him in Spencer.  Bob enjoyed Big Band music and also Dixie Land tunes.  He and Sharon would go to Davenport and sit by the Mississippi to listen to groups play music of Bix Beiderbecke.  Bob and his dad and son Randy would help elderly citizens remove storm windows and install screens in the spring and reverse the procedure in the fall.  After retiring he worked in the warehouse at Spencer Grocer and he was co-owner of a candy vending machine business where he maintained and filled the machines.  If we were invited to go along, we were discouraged from sampling the candy as it would change the inventory.  At family dinners, he would pray and then raise his arm and say, “Right on Brother” and then we could eat.

     Bob was able to serve on several positions at the First Baptist Church and sang tenor in the church choir for more than 50 years.  He also enjoyed driving vehicles for the Ford Garage and attending Navy reunions.  He was an avid Cubs fan and lived to see them win the World Series.  He was proud of his families’ accomplishments in music and sports.

     He passed to his heavenly home on March 6, 2021 at the Ruthven Care Center surrounded by family.  Bob will be remembered for his faithfulness and sense of humor.  Preceding him in death were his parents, Walter and Thelma Krile; Parents In Law, Harold and Grace Hynes; brothers: Harold (Betty) Krile and Paul (Shirley) Krile; sister-in-law, Ardiss Pfeifer (Ralph); brother-in-law, Donald McQueen.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 65 years, Sharon; son Randy Krile (Mindy); daughter, Brenda Sassman; grandsons: Joe (Shannon) Krile, Zach Krile, Ben (Ann) Sassman, Jordan (Devius) Sassman; great grandchildren: Ivan Krile, Makenna Sassman, Harper Sassman Emma Sassman, Rori Krile, Jr Collins, Addyson Collins, Kaylee Collins and Jakobe Collins; sister-in-law, Carol McQueen; extended family, neighbors and friends.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer
Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church in Spencer.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established by the family.

To watch the funeral service please click on the link below

Rev. Curt Batschelet
Joe Krile
Ben Sassman
Zach Krile
Jordan Sassman
Scott Anderson
Randy Krile

His Great Grandchildren and his many Coffee Groups
Visitation will begin at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"No More Night"
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

Graveside Military Services will be conducted by:
American Legion Glen Pedersen Post #1 and V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159


Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:55 AM
“Thank you for your service Sir! I did not know you nor your family, but I share in your loss as a fellow human with love and compassion. ”
- A fellow Human
Monday, March 15, 2021 at 1:34 PM
“SHARON, you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of husband Bob.
May prayers comfort you and give you peace. God bless you Mary Masters”
- Mary Masters (Hansen)
Friday, March 12, 2021 at 8:01 AM
“My deepest sympathy to the Krile family! ”
- Jay Santage
Friday, March 12, 2021 at 8:01 AM
“I'm so honored to have met this amazing man when he and his lovely wife visited Joe and my sister Shannon in Colorado. Love, blessings, and comfort to your entire family. ”
- Amanda Johnson
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:35 AM
“To all the People Family, I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Kriles passing, I haven't seen him in years but he was always a pleasant man. What a great run and fulfilling life, can't ask for much more.
Take care all.

R.I.P. Mr. Bob Krile”
- Tony Lowe
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:35 AM
“Sharon, Brenda, Randy, and family,
My deepest sympathies to you. Bob was a friend if my Dad. I can remember always seeing him with a smile and a joke. I know he will be dearly missed, and remembered well. May God give you His comfort and peace at this time. ”
- Lisa E Buchan
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:11 PM
“Sharon, Randy, Brenda and family, I know we can rejoice that Bob is in heaven with his Savior, but my heart aches for his loved ones. I hope you all can lean on each other and your memories can give you comfort. Whenever I saw Bob, he was laughing and joking, and that’s how I’ll remember him. May God heal your broken hearts. ”
- Lori Taylor
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 6:14 PM
“Wonderful tribute video. Clearly a man who loved his family and was loved.”
- Diane Darr
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM
“Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I worked with Bob at Spencer Grocer. He always made it a fun time.

- Marcia Naber
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 5:11 PM
“Prayers for the family. Bob never knew a stranger. What a marvelous neighbor.”
- Myra Coover
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 3:21 PM
“Brenda & family
So very sorry to hear about Bob. I remember fondly all the time I spent across the alley at the Krile house. :)
Our condolences”
- Rod & Rita (Brustares) Hessenius
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM
“I was sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Bob was a volunteer who drove my Dad and Mom to Sioux City in the early 90s for Dad's radiation treatments for Cancer. He was so kind to them. Bob and my Dad (also Bob) shared a love for Jazz and Dixieland music. Discussions helped pass the 2 hour trip to St. Luke's and back again. After my Dad passed away, Bob always greeted my Mother when we'd run into him while out and about. He will be remembered fondly.”
- Barbara Ellen Ambrosius
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM
“Sharon and Family,
We just learned of your husband’s passing. It is hard to give up those we love, but good memories are a great help. You have our sincere sympathy. Bill and Marcie Frevert”
- Marcie Frevert
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 9:55 AM
“What a beautiful video tribute and obituary for Bob! What a life he had, and he brought us all along with him. He captured the hearts of all ages with his wit and compassion. Forever we will remember his devotion to the Navy and to his Cubs! We will remember the many times he scooped our drive and teased our Marine son about the need for the Navy to get him places. Bob will be dearly missed in our neighborhood and in our lives! What a true blessing to call him neighbor and friend, for he knew the sincere meaning of being both!”
- Wayne and Diana Koppen
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:37 AM
“I just watched the photo tribute. I knew there would be lots of Navy because we always thought of Bob and Navy together. And his love of family and his sense of humor show through so much. So many memories of Bob at all the King family gatherings. He always made a point to talk to each of us and bring a smile. Sorry I cannot be there but I am thinking of all of you.

- Dorothy Dowell
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:37 AM
“My prayers for peace and comfort are with you all. ”
- Ardelle Faulkender
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:37 AM
“You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband,father ,and friend💙 Prayers and hugs🙏🙏🙏❤️”
- Carol Campbell
Monday, March 8, 2021 at 2:48 PM
“I’m so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I only met him a few times, but he was a good friend of my father, George Mallory. Dad always talked very highly of Bob, and he served as a pall bearer at my father’s funeral. Sending sincere sympathy and prayers to the family. I know Bob will be missed by many, but he is now at peace in his heavenly home.”
- Pat Robidoux
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