Charles Robert “Bob” Bartlett, 87, of Cedar Rapids passed away peacefully on January 30, 2019 at West Ridge Care Center. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday February 5, 2019 at 10am at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories with Pastor Kelly Caldwell officiating. Visitation will be Monday evening from 4-7pm at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Bob was born April 30, 1931 in Marshall, Missouri to James and Sally (King) Bartlett. He is survived by his two sons, Chuck (Roberta) Bartlett of Tampa, FL; Rodney (Shannon) Bartlett of Solon; grandchildren, Kelly (Chris) Spalding, Chad (Sarah) Bartlett, Miranda (Paul) Niemi, and Alicia (Tony) Clark, great grandchildren, Caleb and Will Bartlett and Abby and Landon Niemi; sister Margaret Kieffaber; and special friend, Janie Dawson. Bob is also survived by seven step-daughters, 11 step grandchildren and 6 step great-grandchildren. Bob will forever be remembered by his numerous nieces nephews and extended family and dear friends.
Proceeded in death were his mother, father, brothers James C. and Malcom and sisters Mary Barton, Josephine Reid and Dorothy Klein.
Bob graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1949 and served in the U.S. Navy Aviation in the Korean Conflict. He married JoAnn Gooden in 1952. She passed away in 1991. He married Carol Ann Stalberger in 1995. She preceded him in death in 2006. Bob retired in 1995 after 41 years with Rockwell Collins as a Division Director. Throughout his career he traveled extensively around the world and made many long term wonderful friends at Collins. Bob enjoyed traveling especially ocean cruises, golfing, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes football and basketball teams and going to casinos. He had a deep love for his family and watching his grandchildren grow to be fine individuals. Bob also enjoyed time with his beloved dog, Charlie. He belonged to the Elks, Eagles and Collins Retirees organizations.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in the memory of Bob to Unity Point Hospice Cedar Rapids or an organization of the donor’s choice.
A special thanks to the staff at The Keystones of Cedar Rapids, Westridge Care Center and Unity Point Hospice for their tender care given to Bob.