Robert F. McWilliams, 90

Robert F. McWilliams, 90, of Conrad, IA, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015, at Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 31, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church in Conrad. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m., until 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 30, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church. Interment will be at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens following the luncheon at the church. The Conrad Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements. A memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.

Robert was born March 14, 1924, in Marshall County, IA, to Thomas and Martha (Hodges) McWilliams. He attended school in Green Mountain and Clemons, and then graduated from Conrad High School in 1943. Robert was united in marriage to Bertha Stubbs on October 1, 1946 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. After graduation, he started farming with his father northwest of Conrad. After marrying Bertha they continued farming there, later purchasing a farm and living in the Green Mountain area, where they farmed until his health would no longer allow it.

Robert was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Conrad, being very active in the church. He was a member of the Mariners’ class, served on the session and was clerk for several years. He enjoyed playing dominoes, board games and watching basketball and baseball games. He dearly loved children and enjoyed playing with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also very interested in antique tractors.

Robert is survived by his five children: Dorothy (Keith) Sheller, of rural Eldora, Shirley (Terry) Winders, of Garwin, David (Carla) McWilliams, of Marshalltown, Donna (Tom) Martin, of Kensett, IA, and Tom (Janet) McWilliams, of Marshalltown; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Velma Sheller, of Marshalltown, and Marilyn (Richard) Culley, of Westminster, CA, and sister-in-law Betty McWilliams, of Merriam Woods, MO.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha; his parents, his brother, Wilbur McWilliams and a sister, Hazel Nason.

Robert F. McWilliams, 90

Robert F. McWilliams, 90, of Conrad, IA, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015, at Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 31, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church in Conrad. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m., until 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 30, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church. Interment will be at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens following the luncheon. The Conrad Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements. A memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.