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Robert "Bob" J. Vercande
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Obituary for Robert "Bob" J. Vercande

Robert “Bob” J. Vercande, 75, passed away Wednesday, December 13th at Mercy Hospital surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Monday, December 18th at St. Patrick Catholic Church, in Iowa City with the Very Reverend Rudolph Juarez officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City where a rosary will be recited at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed toward the Hills Iowa First Responders or the Robert Vercande Scholarship Fund at English Valleys High School.

Robert was born on April 29, 1942 in North English, son of Joseph Cloyd “J.C.” and Martha (Schwarting) Vercande. Bob served in the Air Force from 1960 to 1964. On July 16, 1966, Bob married Mary Ann Carson, the love of his life.

Bob was the manager of campus maintenance services for the University of Iowa Physical Plant for over 32 years.
Bob was a longtime resident of Hills where he served on the City Council for 8 years. Bob was a member of St. Patrick Church.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; their two children, Kimberly Vercande and Steven Vercande; siblings, Eldon (Peggy) Vercande, Dale (Darlene) Vercande and Benny (Jan) Vercande; many nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Martha; brother, Leo Vercande, and sister, Maryann Fuller.

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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240





10:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church -- Iowa City

4330 St. Patrick Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph's Cemetery

1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52245

Memorial Contribution

Robert Vercande Scholarship Fund at English Valleys High School

PO Box 167
Iowa City, Iowa 52244

Hills First Responders

PO Box 167
Iowa City, Iowa 52244

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