Robert 'Bob' Bly, 74
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 6:53 AM
Robert "Bob" Thomas Bly, 74, of Ostrander, died peacefully in his sleep
into the arms of the Lord surrounded by his family Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at
Seasons Hospice of Rochester.
Bob Bly was born in Chatfield, on Oct. 5, 1938, to Glenn Jr. and Amber
(Rucker) Bly of rural Spring Valley. He attended elementary in the country
school and graduated from LeRoy High School in 1956. In the spring of 1958,
he met his one and only love, Marjorie Hector. They were united in marriage
on Aug. 22, 1959, at the First Baptist Church in Spring Valley. They resided
outside of Stewartville, and eventually moved to rural Spring Valley.
He farmed and raised cattle, horses, pigs, chickens and turkeys. He had
a love for music and loved to sing and dance. He was employed at Crenlo, did
roofing, restored antique automobiles and farmed. His favorite past times
were riding horses and trail rides, camping and spending as much time with
family as possible. He loved to socialize and befriend a stranger. He had a
deep love and spiritual relationship with the good Lord.
He and Marge raised seven children and celebrated their 54th wedding
anniversary this past August. In recent years, they resided in Ostrander. He
was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma cancer in February of 2012. He was
deeply loved and will be missed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; seven children, Scott (Jeanine) of
Spring Valley, Bradley (Teresa) of Spring Valley, Marty of Ostrander, Kelly
(Clarke) Nelson of LeRoy, Trevor (Sue) of Chatfield, Dennis of Austin,
Texas, and Heidi Jones of Ostrander; 18 grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry of Spring Valley; sisters, Evelyn
(Ray) Voigt of Taopi, Irene (Bob) Hyland of Austin, Patty (Steve) Davis of
Lime Springs, Iowa, Judy Heidtke of Spring Valley, Joan Harang of Lake
Mills, Iowa, Deborah (Karl) Hoefs of Spring Valley, and Carolyn (Bob) Omar
of Lime Springs, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Carrol.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 7, at First Baptist Church in
Spring Valley, with the Rev. Joe Haynes officiating. Burial was at Spring
Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley assisted the family with
Online condolences may be left at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com.