Robert Dean Parrott, 84, of Aurelia, died Nov. 2, 2006 in the Sunset Knoll Care and Rehabilitation Center, Aurelia, following a lengthy illness.
Services will be held Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee, Iowa. Rev. Armand Bertrand will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia, Iowa.
Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with a family prayer service at 7 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Greenwood Funeral Home, Cherokee. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com
Parrot was born May 31, 1922 in Aurelia, to Jay and Angie (Dick) Parrott. He was educated in Aurelia, graduating from Aurelia High School in 1940. Bob attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, playing football for the college his freshman year.
On September 14, 1944 he married Mabel M. Gordon in Cherokee, Iowa. They farmed north of Aurelia for many years, moving to Aurelia in 1985 and retiring in 1991.
Bob was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, past member of the Aurelia Kiwanis, and former member of the Aurelia School Board.
He was always proud and interested in his three daughters and their families. Bob was an avid sports fan, particularly enjoying the Aurelia Bulldogs and the Chicago Cubs.
He is survived by his wife, Mabel, of 62 years; daughters, Linda Fixsel, and her husband, Larry, of Anthon; Roberta (Bobbi) Canale, and her husband, Michael M.D., of Jupiter, Fla.; Carol Cook, and her husband, John, of Dubuque; grandchildren, Marc and Amy Fixsel, Susan and Derrick Lint, Jennifer and Rick Beckler, Peter Canale, Michael Canale, Aaron and Natalie Harwood, Shane Harwood and his fiance~Nicole, and Adam Harwood; a sister, Marjorie Roethler, of Aurelia; and great-grandchildren, Erik and Tanner Fixsel, Caitlyn and Abbygail Lint.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, Ralph Roethler and a great-grandson, Devan Lint.