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Robert Steve Pappaducas, 81, of Ottumwa, died at 9:17 a.m. November 16, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.
He was born April 27, 1936 in Ottumwa to Steve and Zella Ruby Pappaducas. He married Linda L. Caves on March 25, 1967 and she preceded him in death on May 8, 1997.
A 1954 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Bob served with the Iowa Army National Guard. He joined Brody's Store for Men in 1952 and in 1982 he purchased the store, retiring in 2000.
He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Olive Masonic Lodge #21 A.F. & A.M. in Agency and Des Moines Consistory.
Surviving are his children, Brian (Michelle) Pappaducas of Ankeny and Krista (Chris) Caes, of Des Moines; 5 grandchildren, Nikolos Pappaducas, Liam, Owen, Amelia and Andrew Caes; 3 sisters, Dora Merrill of Ottumwa, Ethel Tharp of Madison, WI and Wanda Solon of El Paso, TX.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Modrell and 2 brothers, Dan and Gus Pappaducas.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Jeremy Skinner officiating, with Masonic services following. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery with military services conducted by the Iowa Army National Guard.
Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Monday with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blessings Soup Kitchen.
Published on November 16, 2017
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