Robert "Bob" Waddell
1933 - 2021
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Robert "Bob" Waddell

Urbandale -

Robert "Bob" Waddell, 87, died Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Unity Point Iowa Methodist Medical Center. The family will receive friends 5-7 pm, Friday, January 15th at Iles Westover Chapel. A private funeral service will be 11 am Saturday at St. Stephen Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at McDivitt Grove Cemetery. Due to social gathering limitations, Bob's service will be live streamed. Please visit Bob's obituary on our website for a link 10 minutes prior to the service. We encourage friends and extended family to share their sympathies with Bob's family using online condolences available on our website.

Bob was born December 20, 1933 in Des Moines to Robert and Marie (Topp) Waddell. He was a graduate Perry High School and served in the US Army, stationed in Okinawa, Japan. On February 14, 1954, Bob married Beverly Hutchinson in Perry, Iowa. The family settled in Urbandale in 1966. He began his career in commercial typesetting with the Perry Chief, and founded Waddell Typesetting in 1972. Bob was a member of many professional and civic organizations. In 2017, Bob went on the "Honor Flight" to Washington D.C., a highlight of his life. He was an active member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, an avid Chicago Cubs fan, and enjoyed family activities, especially spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of almost 67 years, Bev; children: Shannon (Lori) Waddell of Urbandale, Drew (Kim) Waddell of Urbandale, Todd (Dee) Waddell of Ankeny, Ann Waddell of Des Moines; grandchildren: Brittanie (Euseph) Messiah, Kelly Waddell, Sierra Waddell, Elizabeth (Simon) MacKenzie, Skyler Waddell, Connor Waddell, Bree Waddell, Demique Waddell, Noah Waddell; great grandchildren: Harper, Charlotte, Toryn and Xavier. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Don; sister, Donna Buckley; and granddaughter, Brenna Waddell.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Urbandale.

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Published in the Des Moines Register from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14, 2021.
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Dean and Danielle Bartkiw
January 13, 2021
I sure will miss Bob! We had so many good times doing items at Church. Bob was always ready to help out. He was a great ftreind
Larry Richman
January 13, 2021
There is not enough room for me to say what I want to say about Bob...I went to school with Bob in Perry, Iowa and graduated together. Been close friends with him and Bev. Tease Bev about being the Maid-Rite lady...God be with you all. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.....Larry Whelchel
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