In Memory of

Robert C. Flickinger

September 15, 1935 - September 8, 2019
From: Rockwell City, IA


Rockwell City – Robert C. Flickinger 83, passed away early Sunday morning, September 8, 2019 at his home following a lengthy illness, surrounded by his loving family.  Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City, with Rev. Spencer Thury officiating, and a Military Flag Presentation by the Rockwell City Veterans Organization.  Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home until service time.

     Robert “Bob” Charles Flickinger was born September 15, 1935 in Cherokee, Iowa. His parents were Hugo Noah and Evelyn Warren Noah.  In 1956, Bob served in the United States Army, in which he was a driver for German Scientist Wernher Von Braun. He was honorably discharged in 1958.  On August 19, 1968 he was united in marriage to Carol McLaughlin.  Bob owned and operated Flickinger Sanitary Service in Rockwell City. Bob enjoyed playing chess and extremely early morning coffee with friends. He loved watching the Weather Channel and Wheel of Fortune. He was known for calling his daughters to check on the weather or make sure they were home before a storm hit. Bob could make friends anywhere and loved telling blonde jokes. He had a passion for racing stock cars and motorcycles. He went out of his way to help others and worked hard so that he could provide for his family. Bob loved spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids.

     Bob is survived by his wife Carol Flickinger of Rockwell City; children, Wendy (Steve) Teresi of Hebron, IL, Mark (Janet) Johnson of Harcourt, Betty (Leigh) Bauman of Schererville, IN, Roberta (Kent) Kolthoff of Cedar Rapids, and Heather (Adam) McClain of Ankeny; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Lee (Ken) Gregory of Bowling Green, KY, and Rita (Pete) Hunt of Russellville, KY; brother Donnie Noah of Morgantown, KY; mother-in-law Elsie Schoop of Rockwell City; his faithful companion “Stitch”; and many other cherished family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, son Mike, and his brothers Hugo Jr. and Harold Noah.

SERVICES
Memorial Services
2:00 p.m. - Saturday
September 14, 2019
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
OFFICIATING
Rev. Spencer Thury
VISITATION
1:00 p.m. - Saturday
September 14, 2019
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa

Condolences

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 12:29 PM
“Carol and family -- I was sorry to learn of Bob's passing. Such a great guy, so easy to deal with. He really enjoyed his work and community.”
- Hilda Hartling

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 12:47 PM
“Deepest Sympathy to Carol and family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Myrna and Leonard Sandvik

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 8:45 AM
“Bob u were always telling me very funny jokes may u rest In Peace young man Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” Schnirring

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 2:20 PM
“I moved here in January 2017, and have loved it here, while I did not know Mr Flickinger it is never easy to lose a Loved one as I can see by all the condolences, as I would like to leave mine as well, may he rest in peace...”
- Lawrence William Dubreuil Sr

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:30 AM
“Very sorry for your loss Heather. We love you!”
- Richard & Janet Stibor

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:30 AM
“Bob was a good guy. My thoughts and prayers to the family.”
- Geron Bergerson

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 4:38 AM
“Bob u were always telling me very funny jokes may u rest In Peace young man Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” Schnirring

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 8:33 PM
“Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May the love and support of those around you help you through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless”
- Lori & Brad Hahn

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 2:06 PM
“Sorry to hear of Bobs passing. Prayers to you all.”
- Shelly Teague

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 12:56 PM
“My deepest Condolences to the family!”
- Jess Thomason

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 11:40 AM
“Rev. 7:17 The Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd and will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
It helps me when I remember one day God will set things right. Love to you Heather and family. ”
- Bill and Roxana

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 9:54 AM
“You have our sympathy in the loss of your beloved husband father and Papa. Our prayers for you all 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️”
- Ron and Evelyn Tirevold

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 9:54 AM
“Sympathy and good thoughts for all of you. ”
- Stacy Ziebarth

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 8:10 AM
“Wendy I’m so sorry to hear of your dads passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family. May he Rest In Peace. ”
- Marla Kaufman Gackowski

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 8:10 AM
“Our heartfelt sympathy to the Flickinger family. Bob was a kind, hardworking man. We lift all of you up in our prayers.”
- Gerri & Jane McCurdy

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 8:10 AM
“Sorry to hear about your loss, Bob will always be in my thoughts and prayers he was a true friend and will be missed greatly. Not a day has past in the last couple of months that that I have not thought and prayed for him. My condolences to his family and to his best friend Rodney Markum.”
- Daved And Nancy Weiss

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 8:07 PM
“So sorry for your families loss Betty and Leigh😢. Thoughts and prayers for all🙏🏻”
- Shelly Collins-Jones

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 7:43 PM
“So very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing..He was such a nice guy..He was so helpful to me when I was downsizing and getting myself ready to move. Such a kind, caring man... Thoughts and prayers to the family..”
- Jeanette Buse-Schoon

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 7:17 PM
“My deepest sympathies to Betty and Leigh Bauman. We all love you very much. I pray for your hearts.”
- Michelle, Rich, Emmie, Madison Fairfield

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 6:51 PM
“Carol & family, we're so sorry to learn of your loss. May you & your family find comfort in knowing you are in many family's thoughts & prayers at this time. God Bless you all.”
- Evelyn Schnoor

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 6:51 PM
“Carol & family, we're so sorry to learn of your loss. May you & your family find comfort in knowing you are in many family's thoughts & prayers at this time. God Bless you all.”
- Evelyn Schnoor

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 6:50 PM
“Bob you will be missed...thank you for all the years and putting up with your sisters in laws ...rest in peace brother”
- Rita McLaughlin

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 6:50 PM
“I am saddened to hear of Bob’s death. He was a good and honorable man. May his memory be a blessing.”
- Rev. John P. Sersland

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 6:50 PM
“So sorry for the passing of Bob. When we lived in Rockwell City he was a big help during our renovation project.
Always enjoyed his stories and jokes.
RIP in peace kind sir.”
- Shurlene

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 6:50 PM
“My condolences to Carol and family. Bob was a kind gentle soul. He may be gone now, but will never be forgotten.”
- Tina Williams

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 4:56 PM
“The best Grandfather and friend I've ever had. You can rest now knowing how much you are loved and you will be forever remembered. Sam”
- Samuel Teresi

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 4:56 PM
“Betty - so sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your family.”
- Colleen & Sandy

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 4:22 PM
“Deepest Sympathy to Carol and family. He will be missed by many.”
- Beverly Sangwin

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 3:41 PM
“Sorry, Bob was funny.”
- Jeff and Barb Anderson


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