Havlik, Robert “Bob” Joseph
Robert “Bob” Joseph Havlik, of 2823 Hill Haven Ct. SE, died peacefully in his sleep on his 87th birthday, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Church, by the Rev. Jack Flaherty. Burial: St. John’s Cemetery, with honors presented by the Cedar Rapids Police Department. A rosary will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Teahen Funeral Home, where friends may visit with the family from 3 to 7 p.m., and Tuesday after 9:30 a.m. at the church.
Survivors include his wife, Lois; two daughters, Christine (Wendell) Ridenour of Keswick and Julie (Brian) Minish of Lennox, S.D.; a son, Stephen of Cedar Rapids; a brother, Vernon (Helen) of Cedar Rapids; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Bob was born Nov. 11, 1925, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Frank and Marie Elias Havlik, and united in marriage to Lois Kirsch on Nov. 3, 1948, in Charles City. He retired in 1982 after 30 years as a patrolman with the Cedar Rapids Police Department.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 788, Iowa Association of Chiefs of Police and Police Officers, Cedar Rapids Police Officers Protective Association, Iowa State Sheriffs and Deputies Association, Knights of Columbus Council 5677, and All Saints Catholic Church. Bob served in Germany during World War II with the Army.
Bob’s greatest pleasure in life was his role as father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing and was proud to be a committed lifetime Cubby fan.
Instead of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.Teahenfuneralhome.com
Published Nov. 12, 2012 in The Gazette