Robert "Bob" Boorom, 78, of Moville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at an Omaha hospital following a brief illness.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Southern Hills Baptist Church in Sioux City. Bob was a huge sports fan, so please wear the jersey of your favorite team. The Rev. Dave Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Arlington Township Cemetery, Moville. Visitation with the family will be 5 to 8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.com.
Bob was born on Oct. 3, 1939, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the son of Francis "Red" and Adeline (Cooper) Boorom. Bob grew up in Cedar Falls and graduated from New Hartford High School in New Hartford, Iowa.
On Aug. 31, 1957, Bob married Peggy Maas in New Hartford. She passed away on Oct. 5, 1994, in Moville. Bob worked for IPS, now MidAmerican Energy Company, for 37 years, retiring in 1995. In his younger years, Bob also worked as a lifeguard.
Bob enjoyed attending his grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's sporting and school events. He was a fan of the New York Yankees, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Lakers and the Iowa Hawkeyes and he enjoyed watching all sports. Bob loved to play cards at the bar, but he did not drink. He loved to play golf, fish, play scratch and lottery tickets and travel, especially to Texas. He enjoyed discussions AKA arguments.
Survivors included two daughters, Sherry Cross (Jim) and Lynette Stubbs (Allan), all of Moville; his special friend, Karen Taylor of Moville; five grandchildren, Adam Cross (Crystal), Jeremy Cross (Megan), Brooke Olmstead (Louis), Travis Weitzel (Nicole) and Corey Weitzel (Andrea); 14 great-grandchildren; and Karen’s four children, 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Peggy; three brothers, Lyle, Roger and Richard; and his son-in-law, Tom Weitzel.