March 12, 2014


Robert "Bob" Green, 72, of Lake View, Iowa, passed away, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City, Iowa, following a courageous 19-year battle with cancer.

Mass of the Christian burial was Monday, March 10, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wall Lake, Iowa. Burial with presentation of the flag was at St. Martin Catholic Cemetery in Odebolt.

Farber and Otteman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bob was born June 14, 1941, in Smithland, Iowa, to Dale and Vera (Huffman) Green. He attended school in Smithland. On Jan. 7, 1959, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving aboard the USS Thomas J. Gary out of Newport, R.I., as a boiler room helper. He received an honorable discharge on July 5, 1962.

Bob was married to Glenda Dau, and a son Bobby and daughter Billi Jo were born to this union. They later divorced. A daughter Diny was born to his marriage to Diane Sundberg. They were also divorced. Bob married the love of his life, Susan Bengford, on May 22, 1976, in Kiron, Iowa. They were blessed with a daughter Cristina.

Cooking was always Bob's passion. He was the creator of Piccadilly Circus Pizza and opened El Matador in Odebolt. When he moved to Las Vegas he worked as a pit boss for Circus Circus, and in 1989 when they moved back to Lake View he owned and operated the Country Inn, which in 2009 they revamped into Jerzee's. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson Motorcyle, cars and watching television. He retired from Jerzee's in 2011.

He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife Susan of Lake View; son Bobby Green of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughters: Billi Jo Banks of Spencer, Iowa; Diny Hanson of Minneapolis, Minn.; and Cristina (Bryan) Elliott of Swea City, Iowa; grandchildren: Bobby Jr., Sean, Tara, Kris, Kyle, Alex, Zane, Kole, Jerzee, Calvin, Connor and Kaydence; great-grandchildren: Sofia, Andrea, Julian, Sebastian and Mia; his brothers: Danny Green of Correctionville, Iowa, and Ronnie Green of Sioux City, Iowa; sister Thelma Green of Correctionville, Iowa; mother-in-law Charlotte Bengford of Odebolt, Iowa; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Dean and Lourie Bengford of Cape Coral, Fla., Julie Schenkelberg of Arnolds Park, Iowa, Steve and Deb Bengford of Arthur, Iowa, and Darrell and Tracy Bengford of Odebolt, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Vera Green; brother Glen Green; and father-in-law Wilbert Bengford.