Robert "Bob" Murray

April 1, 1935August 25, 2018

Robert “Bob” Murray, 83, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Bishop Drumm Care Center in Johnston. Visitation will be from 5-7PM, Thursday, August 30, 2018, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, IA 50023). A funeral service will take place at 11AM, Friday, August 31, 2018, at Cornerstone Baptist Church (701 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021). Burial will follow at Oralabor Cemetery in Ankeny.

Bob was born April 1, 1935, to Wilber and Pearl (Mitchell) Murray in Alva, Oklahoma. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1957 and was honorably discharged on April 4, 1958. Bob was united in marriage to Diana Long on November 5, 1981. They were members of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Ankeny. He enjoyed watching the Denver Broncos and Oklahoma Sooners football teams.

Bob is survived by his wife, Diana Murray; children: Bobbie Thies, Kenneth Murray and Debbie Boyle; grandchildren: Tina Kahler, Tracy Thies, Monica Bettin, Lisa Goblirsch and Brandon Sigmund; and one sibling, Francis Haltom. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, one child: Dennis Crouse and siblings: Leonard Murray and Howard Murray.


  • Mike Boyle, Casket Bearer
  • Doug Haughland, Casket Bearer
  • Martin Hazelwood, Casket Bearer
  • Derk Kahler, Casket Bearer
  • Kreg Kahler, Casket Bearer


  • Visitation Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 31, 2018

Robert "Bob" Murray

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Becky Prymek

September 6, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go to Diana and all of Bob's family. I worked for Bob many years ago and he was a beautiful and caring person. I learned a lot from him and have thought about him often over the years. Bob loved his family and was never more happy than when he was talking about you all. He had a grand way of telling a story and I always chuckled because he always remembered the time of year and the year his stories happened. He will be greatly missed.