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Robert C. "Bob" Wahl

1929 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Wahl, Robert C. (Bob)
A devoted father, grandfather and retired business owner passed away Feb. 14, 2014 at the age of 84. He has been a resident of Mesa since 1947. Robert Calvin Wahl was born in Hammond, Indiana on March 24th, 1929. Son of William and Myrtle Wahl. After graduation from high school he and his family moved to Phoenix AZ and a year later to Mesa. After arriving in Arizona, Bob attended ASU and soon joined his father in business where they owned and operated Mesa Typewriter Exchange in downtown Mesa. During his life, Bob had belonged to the Mesa Jaycees, Lions Club, Elks Club and the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and served in positions within those organizations. In 1955 he married Nilus Brown and during their marriage they raised 2 children, William (Billy) and Karen. He loved spending time with his family and took many summer vacations to Wisconsin and Colorado where he loved to fish and spend time in the outdoors. He enjoyed bowling and spent many years league bowling. He loved to golf, play cards and spend time with family and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Myrtle and Bill, his brother, William, and granddaughter, Celeste. He is survived by his son, Bill Wahl, daughter, Karen Wahl Martin, Grandchildren, Crystal (Stephen) Cummard, Colin (Heather) Ruttinger, Hayley (Brett) Miller, Sterling (Leisel) Wahl, Travis Ruttinger and 10 great-grand children. The most important thing he wanted to be remembered for was being a wonderful father and a kind and honest person and he was every bit of that to his last day! A memorial service will be held to honor him this Saturday, Feb. 22nd @ 10am at Meldrum Mortuary, 52 N. Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 19, 2014
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