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Kodis, Robert (1943-2022)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 8/10/2022 at 16:27:16

Robert “Bob” Kodis, 78, died Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Mercy One Medical Center surrounded by his family. The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Monday, June 13th at Iles Westover Chapel, followed by a Vigil Service at 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 am Tuesday, June 14th at St. Augustin Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Bob was born August 31, 1943 in Brookings, SD to Vito “Joe” and Ruth Kodis. Following high school Bob joined the United States Air Force for four years. After returning to South Dakota, he graduated from South Dakota State, where he met and married Cynthia Bailey. The couple settled in Iowa where Bob worked for Bankers Life/Principal Financial as a pension actuary for 30 years. After retiring, he worked part time at Divine Treasures Catholic Bookstore. Bob enjoyed prime numbers, spreadsheets, collecting coffee mugs, tending to his plants, and reading books. He especially loved his grandkids, and enjoyed attending many of their sporting and music events. Bob was an active member of St. Augustin Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy; his children Michelle (Mike) Miyazaki of West Des Moines, Jeff (Anna) Kodis of Marshalltown, and Deb (Joel) Phipps of Van Meter; his grandchildren Lindsey (Kevin) Barrett, Jacob, Sam, Julia, Joe, and Peter Miyazaki, Wesley (Alyson) Kodis, Andrew, Meredith, Elliot, and Ethan Kodis, and Hannah Phipps; his siblings Margaret (Roger Hotham) Mechtenberg, Kathy Spakowski, and Joe (Mary Beth) Kodis. Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Augustin Catholic Church or Conception Abbey in Conception, MO.

Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com .


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