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OBIT: Robert (Bob) Dean Fuller

Robert (Bob) Dean Fuller 93, of Iowa Falls, Iowa passed away Tuesday January 4, 2022, at Ashbrook. Funeral services for Bob Fuller will be 10:30 am Saturday, January 8, 2022 at the Owasa United Methodist Church, 108 Berkley Street, Owasa, Iowa. A time of visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Linn’s Funeral Home, 1521 Washington Avenue, Iowa Falls, Iowa. Burial will be at Jackson Township Cemetery, Owasa, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the family: Bob Fuller memorial ℅ Linn’s Funeral Home, 1521 Washington Avenue, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126.

Robert (Bob) Dean Fuller was born March 2, 1929, in Jackson Township, Hardin County, Iowa, to Verne and Gladys (Johnson) Fuller. He graduated from Owasa High School in 1946 where he played basketball and baseball. After attending Iowa State Teachers College, he married Arleen Upton on December 31, 1948. They moved to a farm east of Owasa and lived there fifty years until highway 20 was built, requiring them to relocate.

Robert served in the Iowa National Guard tor 10 years. Robert was very active in his community. He served on the Hardin County Extension Council, the Owasa School Board, and was a Jackson Township Trustee. He was also a Trustee of the Owasa Methodist Church, where he was a member all of his life, having been baptized there.

Bob was on the Board of Pine Lake Housing, and served as a 4-H leader. He was a member of the Kiwanis, Moose Lodge, Pine Lake Wildlife Club, and Iowa Shorthorn Association.

In 1976 he was elected to the Hardin County Board of Supervisors, and later elected to a second term. He was then elected to the Iowa House of Representatives, where he served for two terms. He has served on the Hardin County Democratic Party Central Committee, District Democratic Steering committee and as Chairman of the Hardin County Democratic Party. In January 1980 Robert and Arleen were invited to the White House as luncheon guests of President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter.

Robert is survived by one daughter: Connie (Joe) Minick of Muscatine, Iowa; two sons: Robert Jr. (Eileen) of Iowa Falls, Iowa; and Richard (Sharon) of Des Moines, Iowa; eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; and one sister Betty (John) Taylor of Iowa Falls, Iowa.

Robert is preceded in death by his wife, Arleen; his parents; and a granddaughter Amy.

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