Robert Bob Hakenholz
- February 22, 2012
- Waterloo, Iowa
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“Carol and Bill,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at your time of lost. He was always so up beat when I would greet him at Church.
1 of 4 | Posted by: Barb Durnil - Rockton, IL
“May He be at Peace.
2 of 4 | Posted by: Denise Dehl-Olson - Waterloo, IA
“I am employeed at friendship village and for the past 6 years have been in charge of Lakeview Landing and Lakeview Lodge dietary department.
I met...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Diane Kienast - Hudson, IA
“What a wonderful man. He deserves a celebration of a life well lived. I hope that pleasant memories of your father or grandfather are what you can...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Donita R Tefft - Stillwater, OK
Robert (Bob) O. Hakenholz was born in Sioux City, IA to Otto and Inga (Isaacsen) Hakenholz on January 7, 1915. He married Dorothy M. Lindberg on September 23, 1939 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sioux City. They had two daughters, Carol Marie and Janet Ann. He was an 1933 honor graduate of East High School in Sioux City where he had been active in sports, music, and drama. He was a member of the local Phi Sigma Psi social fraternity. Bob began working for the Standard Oil Co. in 1934 as a mail clerk. After he and Dorothy married, he was transferred to Mason City where Carol was born. His years at Standard were interrupted by WW II. He was drafted into the Navy as a machinist on an LST for nearly two years. Upon returning to the states he was transferred to Waterloo for a year after which he was transferred back to Mason City where Jan was born. He was eventually transferred to Des Moines and finally in the 60's to Kansas City. When he retired in 1977, he had been working for Standard/AMOCO for 43 years. He was in sales for about ten years and employee relations for 22. He and Dorothy lived in Overland Park, KS for 42 years before moving back to Waterloo, Dorothy in the Alzheimer's Unit of Manor Care and he to Friendship Village apartments on Park Lane. He moved from there to assisted living in Lakeview Lodge in 2010. Bob loved to be with his family, friends, golf, work in his yard, and grill great barbecued chicken, steaks, and hamburgers. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He cared well for Dorothy in their home for eight years as her Alzheimer's progressively took over their lives. He is survived by his daughters and their husbands; Carol (Bill) Straka of Waterloo, and Jan (Steve) Marks of Stillwater, OK; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Straka (Kate Somvongsiri) of Washington, D.C., Joshua Straka (Katie Sieben) and great grandchildren John and Henry of Cottage Grove, MN, Stephanie Marks of Plano, TX, and Christopher Marks (Melissa) of Norman, OK and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and five sisters, Louise McDonald, Alyce Hoflund, Lily Motycka, Fern Troup, and Betty Webb.