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Robert E. Walters

February 3, 1957 ~ May 3, 2021 (age 64)


Robert E. Walters, 64, of West Burlington, died at 9:24 PM Monday, May 3, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family and his fur-babies.

Born February 3, 1957, in Oelwein, IA, he was the son of Merle Francis and Coleen Kay Vargason Walters. On September 29, 1979, he married Ida M. Shannon in Baldwin, IA. 

He was a 1975 graduate of Oelwein Community High School. He graduated from Upper Iowa University in 1978 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

Robert spent over 40 years in retail management with JC Penney, Pamida, 7-Eleven, Kwik Shop, Reif Oil Co. and Jet Gas.

He was a very spiritual person and always valued religion. He enjoyed cooking outdoors, watching the History Channel, listening to music, traveling and gambling - especially playing poker at the casino. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his grand-dogs, Ozzy, Sig, Max, Gizmo and Lego. He was a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs. 

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Ida M. Walters of West Burlington; son, Daniel (Kellie) Walters of West Burlington; daughter, Kimberly (Kip) Walters-Saben of West Burlington; mother, Coleen Kay Klevjer of West Burlington and niece and nephew, Kayla Richardson and Jacob Richardson.

He was preceded in death by his beloved sister, Jody Richardson, Father, Merle Walters, Father-in-Law, Everett Shannon, Step-Father, Harry Klevjer, beloved Sister, Jody Richardson, dog, Muffy and grand-dog, Mo. 

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

There will be no visitation or services.

A memorial has been established.

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