Robert (Bob) G. Cox, 72

Robert (Bob) G. Cox, 72, of Gladbrook, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at his home. A celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019, from 2-5 pm at Calvin Rockett Bar and Grill located at 2013 S. Center St., Marshalltown, Iowa. Attire is casual, preferably in Hawkeye or Cubs apparel or team colors.

“We cannot make more memories, since he’s no longer here. So when you speak of him to us, it’s music to our ears.” The family is requesting that you send your favorite memories of Bob to an email established for this purpose at rememberbobcox@gmail.com.

Bob had a wonderful childhood growing up in Wyoming, Iowa, the son of Herbert and Mildred (Hyde) Cox. He graduated from Wyoming High School and went onto graduate with a degree in social services from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

He had a gift of connecting to people and developed many meaningful relationships. With a heart of servitude, as a social worker he helped so many people find their way in life. Bob had an easy way of conversation that never lacked sincerity and laughter. He was passionate about his relationships and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Bob was an avid sports fan, emotionally fierce about his Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs. An amazing golfer, he competed in amateur tournaments throughout Iowa. He enjoyed and became skilled in many hobbies including: woodworking, RC airplanes and making golf clubs (during the winter).

Bob is survived by his children: Brad (Amy) Cox, of Garwin and Rebecca (Ken) Zandarski, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; five grandchildren: Alex, Austin and Adam Cox and Trey and McKenna Zandarski. In addition, he is survived by his siblings: Richard (Norma) Cox, of Charles City, David (Donna) Cox, of Northfield, Illinois, Dean (Karen) Cox, of Monticello and Joan (Chuck) Grabner, of Urbandale, IA; a sister-in-law Jane Cox, of Mount Vernon and many nieces and nephews.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Mildred Cox; son Timothy Cox; brother Donald Cox; nieces Cathy Jo Bohlken and Megan Klaus.

In lieu of flowers, memories can be shared as stated above and memorials may be directed to the family.