Rev. Robert S. Elkin, 89 of Cedar Rapids died Friday July 19, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Services at 1:00 PM on Tuesday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ. Rev. Margaret Debner will officiate. Burial at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 5 to 8 PM on Monday.
Survivors include his wife, Lois; three daughters Donna Gordon of Cedar Rapids, Diane (Dan) Ward of Masonville, Darlene (Donald) Guilbert of Columbus, Ohio, and a son Douglas and his significant other Susan from Cedar Rapids. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Neal and a sister Nadine.
Bob was born on July 6, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois the son of Sherman and Margaret (Neal) Elkin. He graduated from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois and later from Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, Missouri with a degree in Theology. He was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 1959. Bob served churches in Iowa for over 42 years, retiring in 1990.
Bob was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ and Masonic Lodge No. 618. He enjoyed reading, watching the Chicago Cubs and travel with his wife, Lois.
Bob was a faith-filled man of God. A respected and loved minister who was wonderful example to everyone that knew him. He will be greatly missed by all.
Memorial donations may be given to the Eden Theological Seminary.