Robert McFadden Sr.
January 30, 1933 - January 16, 2023

Robert McFadden Sr.

Robert McFadden Sr.
Jan 30, 1933 - Jan 16, 2023

Robert McFadden Sr.

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Robert Lyell McFadden Sr., 89, of Muscatine, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023, at Addington Place.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at St. Mathias Church. The Reverend Chris Weber will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Friday, January 20, 2023, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. There will be a Rosary immediately following the visitation at 6:00 pm. Online condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery.

Robert was born on January 30, 1933, in Muscatine, the son of Lyell and Gertrude Calloway McFadden. He married Katherine E. 'Katie' Newton on September 23, 1953, at St. Mathias Catholic Church.

Bob was an avid gardener, enjoyed following Iowa Hawkeye sports, and a diehard St. Louis Cardinals Fan. He was a lifelong resident of Muscatine, living at 1523 Lucas Street for over 63 years.

He is survived by his children, Robert McFadden Jr. of Muscatine, Randy McFadden and wife, Maureen, of Cedar Park, Texas, Ron McFadden and wife, Maria, of Atkins, Rodney McFadden and wife, Audrey, of Columbia, Missouri, and Mary Jo Conway and husband, Curt, of Portland, Oregon; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and his sister, Judy Durham of Richmond, Kentucky; and companion Norma Bell of Muscatine.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Katie.


Dan Paetz on Jan 25, 2023

Dear Precious Family,
My sincere apologies...I just saw this. Your Dad is one special guy. I don't know if I have ever known someone that would light up as much as your Dad when he talked about his children. Loved his enthusiasm, directness and anytime I would have the honor of visiting with your Dad. All of you are amazing and we know he is at rest with the Lord. Well Done Mr. McFadden----Good and Faithful Servant....LYALL

Joanna Minder on Jan 20, 2023

Ron & Rod and family,
So, sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. You and your family are in my prayers. 🙏


"Mac" was my husband's (Martin Shelangoski) good friend for many years. They went on fishing trips together, rented apartments together, played and worked together. Mac was a great family man and will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

Charissa on Jan 18, 2023

So sorry for your loss! Thinking of your family during this time!
-The Pituch Family
Liberty Hill, Texas

Brian M Wolfe on Jan 18, 2023

Sorry to learn of Bob's passing, we always enjoyed visiting with him. Brian & Lori Wolfe

Donella on Jan 17, 2023

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, God bless. Know you are all in my prayers. Donella Pogue

Lois Gray Weggen Bevan Powell on Jan 17, 2023

CandleRest In Peace Bob. It was always great to see you at the MHS MCHS Class of '52 reunions. Missed you last August for the 70th but understand why you weren't there.
Condolences to Bob's family he was a fun loving guy.



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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
6:00 PM


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

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