Robert L. Eschman, 80, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021 at Fort Madison Community Hospital. He was born on July 5, 1940 in Fort Madison, IA to Willis & Leila Tollman Eschman. He married Barbara E. Davidson on March 3, 1961 in Fort Madison, IA. She preceded him in death on June 13, 1992. He retired as a captain with the State of Iowa Department of Corrections. He served in the U.S. Navy and was an avid Yankee’s baseball fan. He was a member of the Fort Madison Eagles Club & Moose Lodge and enjoyed watching car racing, going out to eat and traveling.
Bob is survived by: 2-daughters: Tammy (James) Kent of Fort Madison, IA & Melissa (Craig) Garner of Clarinda, IA; 3-grandchildren: Amanda (Andrew) Howell of St. Louis, MO, Emily Moore of Fort Madison, IA & Eric Kent of Madison Heights, MI; 4-great grandchildren: Henry, Quintyn, Sawyer & Owen; 1-brother: Rodney Eschman of Burlington, IA; 2-sisters: Bonnie Mueller of Muscatine, IA & Letha (Jim) Barnes of Paxton, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021 with the funeral service to immediately follow at 10:30 a.m. at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Les Featheringill officiating. Burial will be held in Oakland Cemetery with military rites performed by the Fort Madison Veterans Honor Guard. A memorial has been established in his memory. Online condolences to Bob’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.