Robert "Bob" Sacco

  • Born: December 31, 1938
  • Died: February 10, 2016
  • Location: Cincinnati, Iowa

Lange Funeral Home & Crematory LLC

1900 South 18th Street
Centerville, IA 52544
Tel. (641) 856-2000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert "Bob" Eugene Sacco, age 77 of Cincinnati, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at his home.

Bob was born in Clarkdale, Iowa on December 31, 1938, the son of Charley and Mary (Valentine) Sacco. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1957. He was united in marriage to Gwendolyn "Candy" McAfee on August 16, 1958 at St. Mary's in Centerville. To their marriage, they were blessed with two children, Terri and Randy.

Bob started working with Hy-Vee in the early 1960s when it was located on the Centerville Square. Following a brief career with the Golden Age Manor as a nursing home administrator, Bob returned to Hy-Vee in 1989. He was a dedicated employee with Hy-Vee for many years, retiring in 2001. Retired for less than a year, Bob returned to Hy-Vee in 2002, committed to seeing Hy-Vee continually progress in a successful manner. Bob was presently working for Hy-Vee at the age of 77.

He had a passion for the outdoors. Bob thoroughly enjoyed every opportunity to engage in his two favorite hobbies, hunting and fishing. He shared his love of the outdoors with family and friends throughout his lifetime. Bob also enjoyed working on the family farm. Most importantly, he cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Bob was a lifetime member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Centerville and actively participated in many church activities. He was also a third degree knight with the Knights of Columbus.

Bob is survived by his two children, Terri Kintzer of West Des Moines, Iowa and Randy (Carla) Sacco of Ames, Iowa; six grandchildren, Lindsay (James) Russell of Ankeny, Iowa, Alicia (Fiancé Petar Blagoev) Sacco of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Christina (Julian Smith) Sacco of Ames, Iowa, Tiffany and Erin Kintzer both of Los Angeles, California, Brandon Kintzer of West Des Moines, Iowa, and their Father, Cortney Kintzer of West Des Moines, Iowa; two great grandchildren, William and Ella Russell; a brother, Gary (Donna) Sacco of Moravia, Iowa; three sisters, Judy (Tony) Buban of Mystic, Iowa, Mary Ann Wetmore of Clarkdale, Iowa, and Joann (John) Lasley of Moline, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of fifty one years, Candy Sacco; an infant son, William Robert Sacco; three brothers, Jasper, Tom and Paul Sacco; and two sisters, Francis Kauzlarich and Dorothy Martin.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Monday, February 15, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Centerville, Iowa with Father Bill Hubmann officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Centerville. A visitation will take place on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville from 12-7 PM, with the family greeting friends from 5-7 PM. A Rosary will take place Sunday evening at 7 PM. Memorials have been established to St. Mary's Catholic Church and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at


Condolence & Memory Journal


Bob was a good friend and he will be greatly missed. We will miss his friendly
smile while he worked at HyVee. Our condolences go out to his family.
From : Marilyn (Logan) Middleton, Matthew Ewing and Margery (Ewing) Davison

Posted by Margery Davison - Centerville, IA - Friend   February 23, 2016

Bob was a great friend!! I'm the Anderson Erickson Dairy Driver I've known him for 10 years now we talked every mon wed & fri he will be greatly missed!!! My thoughts and prayer go out to his family it was a true honor to have become friends with such a great person!!!

Posted by Jason Bradshaw - Carlisle, IA - Friend   February 15, 2016

Dear Randy & Terri,

I was so sorry to hear about your dad. We had many good times over the years. Going so suddenly was good for him but shocking to everyone else. Wish I could be there but with bad weather here I don't think it is wise to travel especially with more snow coming tonight. Keeping you in thought and prayer.

Michael Corey

Posted by Michael Corey - Morning Sun, IA - Family   February 14, 2016

Dear Randy, we are deeply saddened by the lost of your father. We will include him in our prayers.
May you take comfort in knowing that his soul rest in pease. Please accept our condolences to you and you fsmily.

Posted by Danche, Mitko Blagoev - Blaine, MN - Friend   February 14, 2016

We are so sorry for your loss. We know it was a terrible shock and he will be missed. We had planned to be with you today and tomorrow, but a blizzard is keeping us off the roads. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Dan Sacco & Chris Sacco Coughlin - Dubuque IA & Peru, IL - Family   February 14, 2016

We were so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a special man. You have our heartfelt sympathy for you Randy and the rest of the family. He is back in Candy's arms again, maybe that will ease the pain just alittle to know he is with her. Take care and God Bless,
Love, Diane and Duane

Posted by Duane and Diane Long - Hiawatha, IA - Friend   February 14, 2016

Bob was an amazing man! Most of our family has worked at hyvee at some point and we have never had a bad thing to say about Bob. He was a great man to work with and every day going to work, there was a big smile on his face to greet you. He was a great man that will be missed tremendously! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Schwering family - Centerville, IA - Coworker   February 12, 2016

Randy and Carla & Family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family. We are sending love and hugs!

Posted by Kevin & Marilyn Cline - Indianola, IA - Friend   February 12, 2016

He was the friendly smile at Hy-Vee. You will be missed my friend.

Posted by Norm Houser - Centerville, IA   February 12, 2016

Randy and Terri, Just know that your father and you are in my prayers.

Posted by Greg Ross - Des Moinrs, IA - Friend   February 11, 2016


Beverly tosone, jim buban & Roberta buban sends their deepest sympathy too the family of bob. so sorry too hear of his passing.. you will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by roberta buban - centerville, IA - Friend   February 11, 2016

Randy, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your father. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Posted by Karen Register - Ames, IA - Coworker   February 11, 2016

Randy, Terri and families, we are so sorry for your loss. You will miss him , as all who knew him will. It was an honor to know him. Sue and L.D.

Posted by L.D. and Sue Ross - Altoona, IA - Friend   February 11, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Randy and his Family for their loss.

Posted by Tim Reinhardt and RDIRU - Ames, IA - Coworker   February 11, 2016


To The Family

I will sure miss seeing Bob on my weekly visits to Hy-Vee, he was always so friendly and kind. May all your wonderful memories bring a smile when you think of Bob.

Posted by Greta Tarbell - Centerville, IA - Friend   February 11, 2016

Always a friendly face at Hy Vee. Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers, and may your loving memories give you peace.

Posted by Dennis & Beverly Sisul Laurson    February 11, 2016

So very sorry of your loss, Bob was such a great guy!

Posted by Marion & Jane Zemo - Centerivlle, IA - Friend   February 11, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Darin Stater Family - Friend   February 10, 2016

Rest in peace Bob

Posted by Carolyn myer - Exline, IA - Friend   February 10, 2016

I am so sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to Terri and Randy and their families! I loved Bob like a Second father as I have know him since I was in high school. I will always remember the times at GACC with him and Candy. He will be missed a lot. Condolences.

Posted by Debra Zotz Seddon - Centerville, IA - Friend   February 10, 2016

I'm so sorry to hear of this. He was a good man. If any of you need anything please let me know. God Bless.

Posted by Mark Hancox    February 10, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with Randy and Terry and their families. We have known Bob and Candy since I (Francine) was hired at GACC by Bob in 1985. Bob was an awesome friend and will be missed sadly by us. We will never forget the good times we spent with Bob and Candy. God Bless and Keep the family.

Posted by Dennis and Francine Stickler and Family - Centerville - Friend   February 10, 2016