Funeral services were held on June 25 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with The Rev. Magrey deVega officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee.
Robert was born Feb. 20, 1943 in Cherokee, to Lloyd and Lois (Hames) Sullivan. He attended schools in Meriden and Cherokee, and was married to Lorrene "Lori" Van Roekel on May 19, 1984 at the Little Brown Church at Nashua. He worked for Cherokee Cold Storage for 23 years and the Cherokee Landfill for five years, retiring in 2004 due to health reasons.
Robert lived in Cherokee most of his life, entering Cherokee Villa 3 ½ years ago. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Bob was a big Elvis fan and loved to spend time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Lance Sullivan; one stepdaughter, Brenda Joines and one niece, Mary Sullivan.
He is survived by his wife Lori; one son, Roy Shane Sullivan of Cedar Rapids; a daughter, Alieda Sullivan of Sioux City; five step-children: Karla Brown of Cherokee, Sue Driesen and her husband Duey of Cherokee, Kevin Van Roekel and his wife Kris of Cherokee, Melissa Van Roekel of Santa Fe, N.M. and Twila McDaniel of Sioux City; two grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters: Jim Sullivan and his wife Joell of Sioux City; Tom Keller and his wife Mary of Cherokee; Vern Sullivan Sr. and his wife Linda of Rutland; Sandy Oatman and her husband Lester of Alta; Joyce Winterboer of Mason City and many nieces and nephews.