Bill Robertson

03/20/1927 - 10/21/2018

Obituary for Bill Robertson

William “Bill” Robertson, 91, of Perry, IA

Funeral services for Bill Robertson, 91, of Perry will be 10:30 a.m..Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Violet Hill Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 with family present, at Murdock Funeral Home. Bill passed away Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

William Henry Robertson was born March 20, 1927 in Hubbard, IA the son of John H. and Myrtle M.(Hildebrand) Robertson. He grew up and attended schools in Hubbard and graduated from Hubbard High School in 1944. He entered the United States Navy in 1944 and was Honorably Discharged, after serving his country for twenty-two years, on September 12, 1966. Bill married Janet Newcomb on January 18, 1953. They moved to Perry in 1966 shortly after his military discharge. Janet passed away in 1981. On February 11, 1984 Bill married Lena Neubauer Wait at the First United Methodist Church.

Bill was a member of the VFW and served as the commander from 1972-73, was a member of the American Legion , Governor of the Moose Lodge for a time and was a President for the Little League in Perry.

Survivors include his wife Lena Robertson of Perry; sons Scott (Sandi) Robertson of Trevor, WI, Gene (Alexandria) Robertson of Blue Springs, MO; step-son Brian (Leanne) Wait of Slater, IA; daughters Karen (Dennis) King of League City, TX, Cheryl Robertson of Winter Springs, FL, Paula (Jeff) South of Perry, IA; step-daughters Christie (Dale) Brownell of Bellevue, NE, Diane (Joe) Munoz of Windsor Heights, IA; one sister Ann (Claire) Steelman of Ames, IA; twelve grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Janet , four brothers and one sister.

Memorials in Bill’s name may be sent to Murdock Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

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