Robert Wise

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Robert Wise

Robert Wise Robert R. "Bob" Wise, 90, died at 4 a.m. March 8, 2019 at Friendship Village in Tempe, AZ.
He was born August 8, 1928 in Albia, IA to Harry R. and Margaret M. Merrill Wise.
He graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1947. Bob had served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War 1950-1952.
He married the loved of his life, Phyllis J. Carr on May 24, 1954 in Ottumwa. To this married two sons were born, Dennis A. Wise and Mark A. Wise.
He is survived by his two sons, Dennis (Janae) of AZ and Mark (Dee Dee) Wise of TX; five grandchildren, Chad Wise, Lauren (Brandon) Waite, Michael (Sarah) Wise, Ashton Wise, Blake Wise; two great-grandchildren, Calder and Corbin Wise and a sister, Darlene Wise.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis, who died March 20, 2009 in Tempe, AZ; his parents; two sisters, Grace (Albert) Egbert, Gertrude (Lloyd) Stocker; four brothers, Harry V. (Gwen), C.K. "Kenny" (Winnona), Raymond D. (Ann) and Jack R. (Judy) Wise.
His body has been cremated and no services are planned.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 or the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Published on March 12, 2019
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Tony Stocker
Mar 13, 2019
Robert was one of my favorite uncles and he will be greatly missed, I still remember when I was in little league baseball and Uncle Robert & Aunt Phyllis came to my game, great memories..so sad for the loss.
Roxanne Merrill Osbourne
Mar 12, 2019
Wise family,
Was searching the internet about the Merrill family and just happened to run across this obituary. I knew my dad had relatives named Wise and upon reading further realized we were related. I am so sorry for your loss. Had heard my dad talk about his aunt Maggie Mae and Darlene many times, but never had the chance to meet any of the Wise family that I recall. My dad was Bernie Merrill. His parents were Charles and Martha. Charles and Maggie Mae were siblings. My mother, Irma, is still alive at 95 1/2 yrs old. Will make sure and tell her of Bob's passing. Just want you to know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. The Merrill family is so big a
...nd I often times think of all the relatives I have never met. Thinking of you all and love and sympathy to your family. Roxanne Merrill Osbourne
Burlington, Iowa
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