Robert Dishman Obituary

Robert F. Dishman
Robert "Bob" Dishman
Robert F. Dishman

April 29, 1928 - October 1, 2011
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Pleasant Hill, IA
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Robert F. "Bob" Dishman, 83, died on October 1, 2011, at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines, due to complications of Parkinson's disease.

Bob was born in Des Moines, IA on April 29, 1928. He was a Golden Gloves middleweight champion, boxed while serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, raced stock cars, and was self-employed in the floor and countertop business in Des Moines for many years.

Bob is survived by his wife of 39 years, Lorene; four children, Robert (Paula) Dishman, Dan (Dami) Dishman, Sherry (Bill) Wallukait, and Ron Dishman; five step-sons, Mark (Kathy) Gillum, Ernie (Kim) Gillum, Charles (Amy) Gillum, Bryan Gillum, and Brad (Patty) Gillum; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He also is survived by his brother, Richard (Ethel) Dishman of Knoxville, IA and his sister, Donna (Gerald) Melham of Sioux City, IA. Bob was predeceased by his brother, Raymond, of Des Moines; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Iles Funeral Homes ~ Grandview Park Chapel. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 5 at Adelphi Calvary Baptist Church in Runnells, IA, with interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.

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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adelphi Baptist Church
7925 SE Vandalia Road
Runnells, IA US
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
11:00 AM
Oakwood Cemetery-Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill, IA US
Wednesday, October 5, 2011