Robert F. Darner, 91, of Marshalltown, IA passed away Monday, December 2, 2013 at the Southridge Nursing and Rehab Center, in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2013, at the Main St. Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes, in Marshalltown. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at the Main St. Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes. Interment will be at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com
Robert was born February 28, 1922 to Charles and Hulda (Dumke) Darner in Hopkins, MN. He graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1941. Robert was united in marriage to Yvette B. Howard on December 25, 1941 in Cedar Rapids, IA. He was employed with H & W Motor Express as a truck driver. Robert was a member of UAW Local Teamsters 147 in Des Moines and the Marshalltown Antique Car Club. He was a member of the former Grace United Methodist Church in Marshalltown. Robert enjoyed fishing, the casino, and watching both Hawkeye and Cyclone football.
Robert will be missed by two daughters; Sharon (Cyril) Stalzer of Laurel, Debra (Mont) Smith of Gilman, IA, eight grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, one great great grandson, and a sister, Shirley Hildebrand of Carson City, NV. He was preceded in death by his wife, Yvette, a grandson, Chad Smith, a granddaughter, Carmen Nuchels, two sisters, Fran Jones, Joyce Aiken, and a brother, Loyd Darner.