Robert Leon Nickell was born on September 20, 1936. He was one of seven children born to Delbert and Elizabeth (Bowen) Nickell. Robert grew up in Milan, Missouri before moving to Iowa. As a teen he served in the Korean War. Robert loved hunting, fishing and being outdoors.
In his younger years, Robert was united in marriage to Zelda. Of this union, four children were born – Delbert, Ricky, Kathy and Tina.
On February 22, 1966, Robert was united in marriage to Linda Rhodes. Of this union, four children were born – Robert, Lori, Amy and David. He worked as an over-the-road truck driver for many years retiring in 2007. During retirement Robert loved spending time with grandkids, enjoying holidays and birthday celebrations.
Those thankful for having shared his life are his children, Robert (Jennifer) Nickell of West Des Moines, Iowa, Lori Smoldt of West Des Moines, Iowa, Amy (Ramon) Molina of Norwalk, Iowa and David (Kelley) Nickell of Altoona, Iowa, twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, brothers Clifford (Verla) Nickell of Missouri, Richard (Debbie) Nickell of Missouri, Jimmy (Barb) Nickell of Missouri and Donnie Nickell of Missouri.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, son Delbert, sisters Claire and Shirley, and grandson Haydon.
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