April 23, 2014


Robert "Bob" McKone, 83, of Carroll, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Carroll Health Center Nursing Home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. The celebrant will be Father Timothy Schott. Music will be by Marcy Anderson and the St. Lawrence choir with Jean Knobbe as cantor. Lector will be Bob's branddaughter Courtney Burks. Gift bearers will be Bob's son and daughter-in-law: Dr. Tim and Marian McKone. Honorary casket bearers will be Ed Murphy, Dr. Norman Schulz, Ron Schechtman, Jim Knott, Joel Swanson and Art Neu. Casket bearers will be Bob Overmohle, R.T. Schreck, Mike Riddle, Hank Potthoff, Jim Greteman and Bob Greteman. The St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary will form an honor guard for the Mass. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Friends may call after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, where there will be a rosary at 5 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 6:30 p.m. The casket will be moved to St. Lawrence Church at 9:30 a.m. Thursday whene visitation will resume.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be left at the funeral home or church to be left in Robert McKone's name directed to the St. Anthony Hospital Foundation or the Sauk Rail Trail.

Online condolences may be left at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born July 21, 1930, in New Hampton, Iowa, Robert was a son of Dr. James and Justina (Nehl) McKone. He graduated from New Hampton High School and the University of Iowa with a B.A. in business administration. On Sept. 4, 1954, he married Agnes Kirsch at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City, Iowa, and in 1958 the couple moved to Carroll.

Bob worked for First Federal Savings and Loan beginning as a teller and retiring as CEO. He retired and worked part time as a bailiff for the court system. He was involved in the community in many ways including president of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce, Exalted Ruler of the Elks, as well as co-chairman of special gifts for the first hospital fund drive. He served as chairman of the board of directors of Iowa Savings Institutions and on the State Board of Funeral Directors. Most recently he was serving on the board of directors of New Opportunities Inc. He volunteered many hours with the St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary and helped deliver meals on wheels.

Bob never grew old; he always remained young at heart. Bob and Agnes were active in the early years of Carroll Community Theatre. He loved to fish, taking trips with Agnes to Lake of the Woods, and enjoyed wintering with her in Florida. Bob and Agnes enjoyed many summers at Ottertail Lake in Minnesota with their children and as years went on, with their grandchildren. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan. Bob was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll.

Survivors include his wife Agnes McKone of Carroll; his children: Sue (Douglas) McKone-Burks of Decorah, Dr. Tim (Marian) McKone of Northfield, Minn., and William (Marion) McKone of Carlsbad, Calif.; a daughter-in-law Margaret McKone of Lisbon; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Joseph McKone; and siblings: Nehl, Mary, James and Bill McKone.