Brother Robert "Bob" Maxwell

10/28/2014 4:02:30 PM

Brother Robert A. Maxwell

November 3, 1950 - October 26, 2014 
Resided in Rural Dallas County, IA


Robert A. Maxwell, 63, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines following a long battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 1, at Grimes United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ashton Cemetery near Baxter. 

Bob was born November 3, 1950, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Forrest and Betty (Main) Maxwell. He was raised on a farm near Mingo, Iowa. Bob graduated from Mingo High School in 1969 and Iowa State University in 1973. 

Bob worked as a Commercial Electrician for Waldinger Corporation.

Bob is survived by his wife of 41 years, Joan (Marsh) Maxwell, his children, Jay (Sara) Maxwell of Kihei, HI, and Jana (David) Schwerdtfeger of Carlisle; his father, Forrest Maxwell of Baxter, and his siblings, Donald Maxwell of Baxter, Marsha Jo Samuels of Durant, and Barbara (Dennis) Dutton of Council Bluffs. He was preceded in death by his mother.

The family will receive friends at Iles-Westover Chapel in Des Moines from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashton Cemetery Foundation or Taylor House Hospice. Online condolences will be welcomed at