Robert F. Wasson

06/26/1926 - 04/06/2018

Obituary for Robert F. Wasson

Robert F. Wasson, 91, Perry, Iowa

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Perry. Officiating will be Fr. Chris Reising and Fr. Dave Polich. Musicians will be Chuck Schott and Jan Pattee. Burial will be in Violet Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are Robb McClintock, Nicholas McClintock, Bud Mathews, Jack Shelker, Joe McCarty, Drew Hanlon. Honorary Pallbearers are Damien Meyer, Hannah Meyer, Isaac Meyer, Nile McClintock, John Perdue and Jim Pentico. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 with the family receiving friends from 5:00 pm until Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. at Murdock Funeral Home. Robert passed away Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Dallas County Hospital at the age of 91.

Robert Francis Wasson was born June 26, 1926 in Perry, Iowa the son of Holsey and Margaret (Schinker) Wasson. He attended St. Patrick’s Catholic School and after graduating high school he served his country in WWII. He spent his working life in California working as a machine operator and trainer for TRW Douglas. He returned to Perry in 1994. Robert was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Perry American Legion Post #85, Perry Elks Club, Ham Radio Club, Moose Lodge and the TRW Retired Members.

Survivors include nieces Sandra (Gary) McClintock of Independence, IA; Patty Shawd of Des Moines, IA; nephews David Wasson of CA; Larry Wasson of AZ; Robert Wasson of CA and William Wasson of CA.Preceding Robert in death were his parents, two sisters and five brothers.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Patrick Foundation. Online condolences may be left at

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Bob, whos nickname was Rosie, was a dear, wonderful man. I met him 10 or so years ago through a mutual friend Lawrence Hanlon. Bob and Lawrence were great friends and I really enjoyed listening to them reminisce. Bob was a generous and beloved member of St. Patrick's parish and will be greatly missed. I know he's glad to be back with his brother Sandy.
- Mike Caufield

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