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Robert "Bob" Edwin Doran

October 16, 1959 - April 6, 2018
From: Everly, IA
Robert "Bob" Edwin Doran

Robert "Bob" Edwin Doran

Born: October 16, 1959
Died: April 6, 2018
Age: 58

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Bob Doran passed away Friday April 6, 2018 at Spencer Hospital.  He was born in Estherville on October 16, 1959 to Duane and Julia Doran (dec 1966).  He has a brother Jeff (Brenda).  In 1969 Bob joyously welcomed Allan, Pat (Terry), and new mom Betty into the family.

     Bob grew up in Everly where he received his high school education and created many lifelong friendships.  He excelled in sports where he played football, basketball, and track.

     He received his college education at Iowa Lakes where he earned degrees in Auto Body Repair and Aviation.  He was an entrepreneur where he owned Bob’s Auto Body Repair in Everly for many years.  Bob later owned a trucking business where he thoroughly enjoyed working with Hartley AG Partners.   

     Bob married the love of his life… Lisa Beisser… on June 1, 1991.  Through this union they have two sons: Josh (25) and wife Heather of Buena Vista, Colorado and Jake (17) of Everly.  His family meant everything to him.  He loved to work on family projects while building memories.  Together they enjoyed assembling “off road” jeeps and even constructed their own log cabin home on their acreage.  Bob’s farm animals, garden and amazing asparagus patch received a lot of love and attention.  

     Family vacations to Alaska, California, and many to Colorado and South Dakota were very special.  A two-week trip in the summer of 2017 while camping, jeeping, and enjoying family was a highlight.

     Bob’s passion was flying and he owned many planes over the years.  He was at home in the sky and was closer to heaven…it was spiritual to Bob.  He loved flying his last airplane with his family… a Cherokee Arrow named Scarlett.  This really made Bob grin!  His flying buddies were very special friends!    

     He was known for his hard work, kindness, big heart and his never-ending smile.  Bob loved watching the old TV shows:  Andy Griffith, Bonanza, Hogan’s Hero’s, and Gun Smoke.  He always wanted to slow down and paint mountain scenes on canvas.  This year he crafted some masterpieces our families will always cherish!   

     Bob was a spiritual believer who formed his life around our Lord Jesus Christ.  His strong belief, faith and spirit is carried on through his family and friends.  Personally meeting with Joel Osteen at the 2017 Denver revival was enriching.  Bob truly believes in the everlasting and we know he is in a better place.

     Bob courageously fought pancreatic cancer for 15 months with an amazing positive attitude.  He helped us view life differently.  We strive to live each day with a new love of life, faith, and family...priorities!  

     Here to cherish Bob’s memories are sons Josh and Jake, wife Lisa, brothers Jeff and Allan, sister Pat, parents Duane and Betty, Lisa’s mother Marti Beisser, siblings Brian (Lorraine) Beisser, Justin (Lindsey) Grady, Brenda (Art) Currier and respective families and many many great friends.  

     Welcoming Bob to heaven is mother Julia, brother Dennis and grand parents Tillie and Francis Doran, Ardis and Archie Lemker, and Vetalis and Emma Ludewig. 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.
Father William Schreiber
Duane Bates
Steve Clark
Jeff Heiter
Jim Higgins
Kent Kimball
Lester Tessum

Karl Brandt
Louie Dehrkoop
Mike Eeten
Kent Engle
Jon Erick
Donn Ferguson
Jim Ginger
Robert Higgins
Rick Kunzmann
Todd Meyer
Scott Rinehart
David Vant Hul
Catholic Rosary Service will be held at 4:30pm Friday, April 13, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Visitation will begin at 5:00pm with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00pm also on Friday at the Sacred Heart Catholic in Spencer.
Lone Tree Cemetery
Everly, Iowa


Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 9:07 AM
“Bob was a great man ,a true great friend, a great boss ,and what a great family. thank you for sharing Bob with us, he will be missed. gary and dolly lohr”
- Gary Lohr
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 9:07 AM
“Praying for strength for you all, and sending our deepest sympathy and much love.”
- Mike and Phoebe McGuffee
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 4:25 PM
“We were saddened to hear of Bob's passing. God Bless each of you. We will keep your family in our prayers.”
- Cassie McCreary & Family
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 5:16 PM
“Dear Lisa and family,
I know you are going through tough times and I wish you all the peace in the world!! I can tell how much Bob meant to each of you!!! Sending you hugs!!!”
- Bev Salton Dudziak
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 1:31 PM
“Lisa and family, I am so sorry for your loss. you are all in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Rhonda Essick
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 12:21 PM
“May God be with you, and comfort you, in this difficult time. God Bless and Much love. ”
- Todd and Tracy meyer
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 11:18 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family! Bob was so special and the visits that was enjoyed with your family over the years! Many memories of a kind man! May you all feel the comfort and peace that the faith in our Lord brings!

- Jim and Nancy Hartmann
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 8:07 AM
“To Bob's Family--I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and Bob in my prayers. May our Lord bless you and keep you strong through this difficult time. Joan Kallsen”
- Joan KallsenTo
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 8:07 AM
“Duane, Betty, Jeff, Brenda. So sorry to hear that Bob had passed. You have my condolence and are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kevin Black”
- Kevin Black
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 11:00 PM
“Doran Family, So sorry for your loss. You have our sympathy and our prayers.”
- Jim and Pat Hynes
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 11:00 PM
“Lisa And Family, I'm So Sorry About Bob's Passing. He Sounds Like A Wonderful Man, Always Putting His Family First. I Will Be Praying For God To Give You All Strength, In This Sad Time.”
- Connie Khounlo
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:43 PM
“Our sincere sympathies to you Lisa, your sons, and the entire family. Sending prayers for peace, and comfort to all of you during this difficult time. ”
- Jerry and Kathleen Otto
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 6:49 PM
“To they entire Doran family, May God's peace be with you during your time sorrow. ”
- Sandra Freeburg Howard
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 5:06 PM
“Lisa, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Rhonda Streufert
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 11:30 AM
“Lisa and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May Bob’s enduring smile in heaven bring you peace and comfort now and as you move forward. Our thoughts and prayers are with and the boys. ”
- The McDermott Family
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 9:01 AM
“Lisa and family, words do not express how sorry I am for your loss. Just know that now Bob is looking down at you and the boys without any pain watching over you. I pray God wraps his arms around you and carries you through the days and months to come. Remember we are here if you need anything. ”
- Laureen and Roger Andersen
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:59 AM
“To all the Doran Family- our deepest sympathy to you all . Bob was a wonderful Christian man. I have so many great memories growing up with him. What a wonderful example he was to us all of keeping a strong faith in difficult times. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers! ”
- Tim & Vicki Lammers
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:59 AM
“There are some people that just fill a room with kindness, a smile, and a feeling of welcoming. Bob was one of those rare and wonderful people. From Dad working with Bob in the shop and going there after school, to seeing him around town, he would always smile and leave you feeling happy. I pray you hold onto that feeling that I'm sure he gave to all of you. I pray you remember his smile and laugh. I pray you embrace the moments and memories you/we were so blessed to share with him. I pray God wraps all of you in peace and love during this sorrow. Bob was near and dear to so many (my father loved him dearly.) He was cheer. I pray you hold onto his cheer. He will be missed here on earth, but I'm sure he's created many smiles in Heaven. I'm so sorry for your loss. Love to all. ”
- Iesha Toft
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8:03 PM
“Lisa and family, Sending you healing prayers. Bob always had a smile on his face & was a pleasure to to visit with. Keep your memories close.
Sande & Randy Geidl”
- Sande & Randy Geidl
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8:03 PM
“Lisa and all.......Words cant express the sadness we feel for the passing of Bob. We have had so much fun with you guys through out the years being in card club years ago and the gatherings we have been at with you. They are memories we will keep close to our hearts and never forget them. We are so sorry! May God wrap his arms around you all and guide you though this. If there is anything we can do, please call us anytime! ”
- Bryan & Gayle Bailey
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 5:31 PM
“We are both so very sorry for your loss. Bob was amazing! Always enjoyed visiting with him at Barb"s for breakfast!”
- Donald N Northcott Jr
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 1:19 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Doran family. Cherish the memories.”
- LavonMontgomery
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:16 AM
“So sorry for your loss of Bob. Prayers for the entire family. ”
- Delbert and Donna (Fear) Struve
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:50 AM
“Lisa, Josh, and Jacob, our prayers are with you during this difficult time. We will treasure all of the memories with Bob. I know he is in heaven smiling down on us now and is no longer in pain. May God bless all of you and keep you close.
- Randy, Mary, Steve and Ryan VerMulm
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:50 AM
“My prayers and condolences to the family. Bob was the best of friends.”
- Karl Brandt
Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8:41 PM
“Lisa and the entire Doran, we send our deepest sympathy, prayers and hugs. There are no words to help you but know God is with you . . .”
- Sherri and Tim Steffen
Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8:41 PM
“Our sincere sympathy at the loss of Bob. Many fond memories of good times growing up together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Loran, Denise and Reed Anderson
Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8:41 PM
“To Bob's families,,he will greatly missed,,May the lord comfort you at this time and going forth,,our prayers are with you all Michael & Brenda”
- Brenda ( Selzer ) Mattheis
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