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February 27, 2014

Robert Wright

FAIRFIELD — Robert “Bob” Eugene Wright, 87, passed away Feb. 25, 2014, at Jefferson County Health Center.

Robert “Bob “Eugene Wright was born June 22, 1926, in Ottumwa to Claude R. and May Elaine (Truitt) Wright. He married Gertrude Parcell Sept. 2, 1950, at the Rubio Friends Church.

Bob worked with the Department of Human Services and Parkview Care Center. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Robert lived most of his life in Fairfield; he enjoyed wood crafting, reading, teaching adult Sunday school at the church and spending time with family and friends.

Bob is survived by his wife, Gertrude Wright of Fairfield; two children, Cherylyn Trier of Warsaw, Ind., Ramona Shelangoski of Fairfield; daughter-in-law, Linda Wright of Odessa, Texas; four grandchildren, Jason (Jamie) Wright, Dena Shelangoski, Bradley (Katie) Shelangoski, Heather Smith; three great-grandchildren, Aiden Shelangoski, Shelby Zeller, Cayden Ray Watson.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Geron Wright; three brothers, Norman, and two infant brothers, Donald and William Wright; and two sons-in-law, Richard Trier and Wayne Shelangoski.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Church of the Nazarene; Howard Innis officiating. Burial will be at Clay Cemetery near Richland.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Behner Funeral Home.

Memorials can be made to Church of the Nazarene or Park View Care Center. Memorials and cards can be sent to 205 E. Adams, Fairfield, Iowa 52556.

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