Charles Robert 'Bob' Mathis
December 17, 1928 - December 21, 2018

Charles  Robert 'Bob' Mathis

Charles Robert 'Bob' Mathis
Dec 17, 1928 - Dec 21, 2018

Charles  Robert 'Bob' Mathis

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Charles Robert "Bob" Mathis, 90, of Muscatine, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018, at Lutheran Living Senior Campus.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2018, at St. Mathias Church. The Reverend Troy Richmond will officiate. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery with Military Rites provided by the combined squads of the American Legion Post #27 and the V.F.W. Post #1565. A time of food and fellowship will follow the committal service at the American Legion.

Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2018, at the church. Memorials may be made to the Muscatine Salvation Army or Iowa City Hospice Program. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bob was born on December 17, 1928, in Muscatine, the son of Wade and Alice Connell Mathis. He graduated from St. Mathias High School in 1946. He was united in marriage with Joan Grosjean on November 28th, 1953, at St. Mathias Church. Bob was a lifelong resident of Muscatine.

Bob was a veteran of the US Army serving from 1950 to 1951.

He worked in the trucking industry for nearly 40 years with Poole Transfer, Roadway, Churchill, and HON.

Bob was a lifelong member of Ss. Mary and Mathias Catholic Parish, a member of the VFW, The American Legion, and The Moose. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed time spent at his cabin on the Mississippi River, and was always ready for a laugh and a good time.

Those left to cherish Bob's memory include his wife, Joan Mathis; four sons, Mike (Lisa) Mathis, Gary Mathis (Kathy Jones), Dave (Kim) Mathis, and Brian (Marissa) Mathis; 11 grandchildren, Kasey Mathis, Seth (Stephanie) Mathis, Lane (Stephanie) Mathis, Tyler (Ellen) Mathis, Melissa (Phil) Morse, Grant (Katie) Mathis, Taylor Mathis, Kylie Mathis, Reid Mathis, Brooks Mathis, and Tensley Mathis; two great-grandchildren, Corbin Morse and Alyse Mathis; and a brother-in-law, George "Doc" Grosjean (Sue).

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Sarah Marie Mathis; his in-laws, George and Dorothy Grosjean; and his sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Ray Carper.


Bret Greenwald on Dec 28, 2018

So sorry for your loss. My condolences to your family.

Randy & Lesa Wagner on Dec 28, 2018

Very sorry for your loss, both Randy and myself enjoyed working with Bob - he had a great attitude and outlook on life! Hold on to all those good "ole memories! Our deepest sympathy!

Monica on Dec 28, 2018

My condolences to your family. I truly hope that the God of all comfort gives you the strength you need to endure this difficult time.
Isaiah 41;10

Tom Bohnsack Family on Dec 27, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to your entire family

Carrie (Roelle) Roussel on Dec 27, 2018

CandleAuntie Jo and Bob were always family, and my heart goes out to all those who have loved him. May Bob be free to roam the universe without struggle now, and reunite with old friends.

The Baumbach Family on Dec 26, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Tom Austin on Dec 26, 2018

Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. He was a great man!

David Sywassink on Dec 26, 2018

So very sorry for the loss of a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather during this Holiday season. My deepest condolences to the entire Mathis family. He will be missed but he will also be in a better place...

June Welsch on Dec 26, 2018

I'm so sorry you lost your husband I lost mine July 25



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St. Mathias Church
215 West Eighth Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


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215 West Eighth Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
11:00 AM

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