In Memory of

Robert 'Bob' J. Dolph

March 13, 1938 - July 22, 2013
Robert 'Bob' J. Dolph, the son of Russell and Bernice (Yatker) Dolph, was born on March 13, 1938, in Red Oak, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Red Oak where he attended school and graduated from Red Oak High School in 1955. Upon graduation he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served from June 1955 to September 1960. On September 20, 1958, Bob was united in marriage to Mary Albright at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Red Oak, and was stationed at Camp Mathews in San Diego, CA. Following his discharge from the Marine Corps, Bob and Mary moved back to Red Oak where he was employed at the Union Carbide Eveready Battery Plant and the Iowa Department of Transportation. In April of 1973, he transferred to Cherokee with the Iowa DOT where he was an inspector. He retired in 1996. He then worked at his antique and collectible store, the B & M Old Creamery. Bob was a wonderful father, grandfather, husband and brother. His family and friends were very important to him and he loved them dearly. On July 22, 2013, Bob passed away at a Sioux City Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was 75. He was preceded in death by his father, Russell (Ruth) Dolph; mother, Bernice (Kenneth) Bacon; grandparents, Paul and Bertha Yatker and Irvin and Lola Fort; an infant daughter, Cynthia Ann; and mother-in-law, Monda Albright. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Mary Dolph of Cherokee, IA; two sons, Steve Dolph of Le Mars, IA, and Alan (Jodee) Dolph of Cherokee, IA; two daughters, Holly Dolph of Cherokee, IA, and Polly (Shane) Wilson of Pacific, MO; 12 grandchildren: Morgan and Kyle Dolph, Kayla, Alexis, Cyndi, and Logan Wibe, Alan, Cameron, Torey, and Tyler Wilson, and Christopher and Cassy Joines; two great-granddaughters, Bailey Wibe Rodriguez and Regan Frederick; brothers, Paul (Aura) Dolph of Upland, CA, Dan (Kathy) Pearce of Bellevue, NE, and John (Anita) Dolph of Reynosa, Mexico; and sisters Carol Ann Schneider and Mary Louise Kirby of Bellevue, NE; in-laws, Harry and Merlene Albright and Vern and Charlene Albright; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, July 25, 2013, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Steve Dolph Kyle Dolph Alan Dolph Shane Wilson Tom Mongan Dale Ames Honorary Pallbearer Christopher Joines
Visitation will begin at noon on Wednesday, with the family present from 5-7 P.M. Wednesday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 7 P.M. prayer service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Monday, August 5, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Mary Iam very sorry to hear about Bob. I know I have not seen or heard from the both of you but have thought of you often. It does not seem that we were kids running around together, I always rode to school and back in the old Chevy with Paul driving I apologize and that is too late Jack”
- Jack W Clark
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“May: So sorry to hear about Bob. Always looked forward to talking to him at the reunions. Can't believe it was just a short few weeks ago that I had the chance to visit with him again. Again, my condolences. He was one of the few good guys around. Rich”
- Rich McCormick
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Mary and family,
Just wanted to say how sorry I was when I heard the news. Sorry I am unable to attend but my thoughts and prayers will be with you. I have so many good memories of my time spent with your family and Bob will be missed. Thinking of you all.
- Chris P Lickiss
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Bob was a good friend and a hard worker and a great father and grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers go out to Mary and all the children and grandchilren”
- Phil & Cheryll Jacobson
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“For Allen & Jodee, So sorry to read about the loss of your father. I'm sure you will miss him terribly. Hang on to your memories, and treasure them when he pops into your mind. He fathered a good husband for Jodee and a good friend for me. Thinking of you at this time. - Linda. ”
- Linda Fessler
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Mary & Family - You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hang on to all the memories that Bob has left you. He was one great guy. ”
- Katie & Cecil L. Gresham
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Mary and Family,

I just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear of the passing of Bob. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I have so many great memories (especially of the hotly contested basketball games in the back yard). He will be trully missed.

Andy S. (Drew)”
- Andrew J. Schmillen
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“In the six years I've lived in Cherokee Ia. there were countless times that I WENT OVER TO THE CREAMERY TO SEE MY FRIEND BOB. There are countless tools in my garage, car, and home that I bought over there from Bob, but more than that, it was ALWAYS GOOD TO GO AND SAY HI TO BOB. First I noticed that he was a quiet man who didn't have 'much to say'. Then I realized that he had a hearing impairment. Over the months and years that followed, I found Bob to simply and plainly be one of the finest people who I knew in Cherokee. He was a decent, good natured, kind hearted, down to earth man, who liked people and enjoyed his quiet life in his quiet way. A few weeks ago, I began to wonder if Bob was ok, and learned just yesterday of his passing. Bob was a true gentleman, and a very fine human being. I will miss his kind presence and fine nature greatly. My prayers are with you all . I know that God holds him close.”
- Mike Traster
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I bet my dad (Jim) and him are telling old stories about road construction! My prayers to your family.”
- Teresa McFarlane Kauffman
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Always enjoyed seeing Bob when we were in Cherokee. Spent hours at the Creamery. Bob was an expert at vintage radios. I have two that I bought from him. His real collection was at his house. Our nickname for him was Radioman..what a great guy and we always looked forward to seeing him and his massive collection of items..”
- David L Mackowski
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Mary & Family, We were sad to hear about Bob passing away.John called us Monday and told us.We will miss him at our class reunions.Our thoughs and prayers are with you all. Butch & Madelyn Halbert ”
- bernard n halbert
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“To Bobs entire family; I had the great fortune to have met Bob as a fellow beer can collector in the late 70's and have been friends since. We both cultivated hobby antique businesses and just had the oppertunity to pick Bobs brain about old radios just a couple of weeks ago. So glad I got to talk with him then, as he told me he was on 02, but still sounded like Bob. I'll bet he'll be at the first available auction in heaven. Hope he saves some for me. God speed and good picking Bobby.”
- Steven L Hartong
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We worked together for many years and I considered him a good friend. Unfortunately,I am out of state and am unable to attend his service. ”
- Dick Bierman
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“My deepest sympathy to Steve, Holly, and the entire Dolph family. ”
- Susie Nadolski
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“We are so saddened to hear of Bob's passing. We will miss seeing him at all the auctions sales. God Bless his family.”
- Patsy and Jerome Day
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