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-Robert R. Murdock-

Robert R. Murdock, 78, of Conesville, died Sunday, April 26, 2009 at the Lone Tree Health Care Center following an extended illness.

Graveside services for Robert will be 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at the Conesville Cemetery.  Rev. Linda Nicklin will officiate the services.  Casketbearers will be August Murdock, Tim Murdock, Steven Denkmann, David Metcalf, Aron Rendon Zach Barnhart, and Ben Sands.  Visitation for Robert will be on Wednesday, April 29, from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree.  Following the interment, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Conesville United Methodist Church.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Robert.  Sympathy notes may be left for Robert’s family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Robert Ray Murdock was born on March 5, 1931 in Washington County, Iowa, the son of Gail and Margaret A. (Lantz) Murdock.  He graduated from Lone Tree High School in 1948.  On April 29, 1950, Robert was united in marriage to Naomi Jane Wehmeyer at the Lone Tree United Methodist Church.  Robert was a farmer in the Conesville area his entire life. He owned and operated the Southeast Iowa Seed Services. Robert was a member of the Columbus Junction Masons and the KAABA Shriners.  He enjoyed melon, grain, hog, and truck farming, hunting, fishing, woodworking, rebuilding machinery, dining out and working at the L-Bar-M Rodeo.

Robert will be deeply missed by his wife, Naomi of Conesville; his children, Bob Murdock and his wife, Lisa of Niles, Michigan; Linda Nicklin and her husband, Bill of Floris, Iowa; Mike Murdock of Conesville and Julie Denkmann and Tim Sands of Conesville; 12 grandchildren, August, Susan, Tim, Holly, Gabriel, Brandie, Ryan, Steven, Samantha, Zach, Jennifer and Ben; 11.5 great-grandchildren and two brothers, Kenneth Murdock and his wife, Peg of Georgia and Gary Murdock of Lone Tree. 

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; one son Rick Murdock; a daughter-in law, Teri Murdock; one brother, Clifford Murdock and one sister, Esther Powers.

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