Robert Holmes


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Posted Online: Jan. 25, 2013, 5:48 pm
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Robert H. Holmes, 85, of Bettendorf, died on Jan. 23, 2013, at Genesis West, Davenport.
There are no services. Private burial is at St. Mary's Cemetery, Albia, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center in care of McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf.
Born on Jan. 20, 1928, in Hocking, Iowa, Robert was the son of John George and Elsie Harwood Holmes.
Robert worked as an accountant for Alcoa in Bettendorf for 30 years. He enjoyed his dogs, raising papillions and affenpinschers.
He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and one sister.













 




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