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Robert Francis Hall

April 24, 1927 September 5, 2018
Robert Francis Hall
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Obituary for Robert Francis Hall

Robert F. Hall, 91, of Knoxville, passed away on September 5, 2018, at West Ridge Specialty Care in Knoxville.

A graveside service and burial, with military honors, has been scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 10th, at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell, with Rev. John Epperson, Grinnell Regional Hospice Chaplain, officiating.

Visitation with the Hall family will be held one hour prior to service time (10:00 to 11:00) at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell.

Memorial contributions may be designated to Hospice of Central Iowa (HCI).

Bob was born on April 24, 1927, in Malcom, the son of Walter Clarence and Eva Marie Goodwin Hall. He was raised on a farm in the Malcom and Grinnell area and attended school in Grinnell, graduating with the class of 1946. He was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II.

Following his military discharge, he attended Methodist Kahler College in Rochester, Minnesota and received his RN.

On June 19, 1948, he was united in marriage with Martha Ellen Anderson, at her parent’s home near Grinnell. The couple lived in Rochester and later moved to Knoxville. Bob was employed as an RN and later in nursing management at the VA Hospital in Knoxville. He retired in the mid 1990’s.

Bob was very devoted to his family; and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy. He held a passion for woodworking and home building projects. He was quite the craftsman! He enjoyed working in his yard, gardening. He looked forward to the Christmas holidays and putting up Christmas lights and traveling throughout the country.

He is survived by three daughters, Connie Harris of Des Moines, Diane (Joe) Varner of Knoxville, and Elaine (Lyle) Baumgarten of Pleasant Hill; seven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Martha in 2015, and a brother, Maynard Walter Hall in infancy.

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