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Robert C. Hesseltine

August 7, 1932 September 13, 2018
Robert C. Hesseltine
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Obituary for Robert C. Hesseltine

Robert C. Hesseltine, 86, of Iowa City, left this world with the loving embrace of his family on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the VA Medical Center, Iowa City. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 PM Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Lensing’s Oak Hill, 210 Holiday Road, Coralville, IA. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Iowa City with military rights provided by the Coralville American Legion, assisted by other local military organizations. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to VA Palliative Care Services.

Robert was born on August 7, 1932 in Thornburg, IA the son of Clarence and Anita (Spenler) Hesseltine. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1951 and was in active duty during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Marlene Tschantz on May 24, 1953 in Wayland, IA. After his honorable discharge from the Navy he attended The Cedar Rapids Barber College, graduating in 1956. He opened Bob’s Barber Shop in 1958 in Iowa City. He opened his next shop, Twin Image Barber Stylist Salon, in 1976 with his twin daughters, Rhonda and Roxanne; He sold the business in 1984 to his daughter and son-in-law, Doug and Laura Warner. He then opened the Hairport Barber Shop located next to Twin Image in 1980. He ended his barbering career and retired in early 2017.

Bob is known as “quite the character”. He loved to be around people and was famous for telling stories. He loved life and family and had many friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Robert is survived by his wife, Marlene; sisters, Lois Ann Kaska (Walter) of Denver, CO and Nelda Perkins of Waverly, IA; proud father of six children, Laura Warner (Douglas) of Coralville, Rhonda Wacker (Mike) of Iowa City, Roxanne Caslavka (Jim) of Iowa City, only son, Ted Hesseltine (Sandy) of Iowa City, Julie Morris (Tom) of Tulsa, OK and Robin Godfrey of North Liberty, IA; ten grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Anita Hesseltine of Washington, IA.

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2:00 PM 9/23/2018 2:00:00 PM
Lensing's Oak Hill

210 Holiday Road
Coralville, IA 52241

Lensing's Oak Hill
210 Holiday Road Coralville 52241 IA
United States

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Memory Gardens Cemetery Final Resting Place

2600 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

2600 Muscatine Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

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