Robert "Bob" Skidmore

  • Born: August 13, 1938
  • Died: March 21, 2016
  • Location: Centerville, Iowa

Lange Funeral Home & Crematory LLC

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

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert "Bob" Skidmore, 77, of Centerville, passed away peacefully at home on March 21, 2016.

Bob is survived by his wife, Barbara of Centerville; son, Bob of Des Moines, and daughters, Kandi (David) Rohrs of Auburn, Nebraska and Kelli Ann (Roger) Freeksen of Des Moines; and a sister, Carolyn (Bob) Bucklin of Des Moines.

Bob was preceded in death by his mother, father, daughter, four brothers and three sisters.

Bob was a fireman in Des Moines, Iowa and San Rafael, California. Bob retired from the Fire Department in 1975, and returned to Iowa where he worked for Grinnell Mutual ReInsurance Company.

Graveside Services will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Oakland Cemetery in Centerville, Iowa with Deb Egeland officiating. A visitation will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville from 1-2 PM. Memorials have been established to the Prostate Cancer Foundation or to the Society of the Little Flower of Darien, Illinois and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Lange Funeral Home & Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family. Condolences may be shared online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with Bob. I considered him a friend during the years I knew him at Grinnell Mutual. He had a big personality.

Posted by Jack Sinkler - Montezuma, IA - friend   March 01, 2017

Bob, I just heard about your dad's passing in class last night. I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. I'm sending energy, love and light to you and your family.

Posted by Diane Baker - Des Moines, IA - Friend   March 25, 2016

Bobby & family I am sorry to hear of your father passing away, may you find peace and comfort in your memories.
Classmate class of 1984

Posted by Brian Harrington - Dallas, TX - Classmate   March 24, 2016

Bobby I am so sorry for your loss. my thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Lorrie Seddon-Mathews - Centerville, IA - Friend   March 23, 2016

We wish to express our sincere sympathy for your loss. Bob loved his family. We pray that God will be with you at this time and comfort you.
Blessings to all of the family.
Roger and Sandy Griffing

Posted by Roger Griffing - Centerville, IA - Friend   March 22, 2016

So sorry to hear of his passing. I am a classmate of his wife Barbara.

Posted by Loretta Allen - Cinterville, IA - Friend   March 22, 2016

My sincere condolences to the family. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by Winona Lawson Whitaker - Centerville, IA   March 22, 2016