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Robert Francis Shriver

January 2, 1948January 19, 2021

Robert Francis Shriver, 73, of Bettendorf, Iowa, and formerly of Charles City, Iowa, passed away peacefully on the 19th day of January, 2021, at Genesis East Hospital in Davenport, Iowa. Per Robert’s request, he will be cremated and buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Burlington, Iowa. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Robert was born on January 2, 1948 in Charles City, Iowa to James William (Bill) and Leona Mae Shriver (Idler). After proudly graduating from Charles City High School in 1966, he attended college at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa; graduating with honors and distinction in 1970 with a B.A. in physics and mathematics. As a freshman he achieved membership in Phi Eta Sigma honor society and was designated a Phi Beta Kappa recipient upon graduation. He continued in graduate school in the Business College obtaining an M.A. in operations research. While in graduate school he joined the Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) and graduated as an officer in the U.S. Army and as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He served as an Army reservist for eight years following graduation.

In 1970 Robert married Joan Carol Mickelson at the Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City, Iowa. Joan and Robert were blessed with two sons, Scott Robert Shriver and Steven Michael Shriver. In 1976 Robert married Kathy Diane Mundt at Bethany Lutheran Church in Burlington, Iowa. They were blessed with a son, Robert Paul Shriver, in 1983 in Davenport, Iowa.

Robert began his career in 1972 working as a salesman for Burroughs Corporation in Davenport, Iowa. He sold and installed computers in a variety of businesses, but focused primarily on government entities and financial institutions. In 1978 he joined the consulting division of McGladrey Hansen & Dunn (RSM), a public accounting and consulting firm. He was promoted to Manager in 1980 and Partner in 1982. In 1987 he and another partner started a national consulting group within McGladrey which was headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. The consulting group was responsible for providing information technology consulting services to McGladrey clients on a nationwide basis. Robert took over management of the national consulting practice in 1997 and managed its 200+ employees until semi-retiring in 2004. He then worked part-time for McGladrey until fully retiring in 2008. During his career at McGladrey he and his group achieved numerous honors for quality of service to McGladrey clients. In his spare time during his career, Robert co-authored 14 books on various business and technology topics.

In Robert’s early adult years he loved playing racquetball, jogging, and playing golf. Throughout his life, he also enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, hiking and biking. Over the years, he made numerous fishing trips to Wisconsin and Canada focusing on walleye, pike and bass. Robert also was an avid sports fan, loving his Iowa Hawkeyes, and interested in all college and professional football and professional golf. Robert went on two mission trips to Guatemala representing his church, Grace Lutheran of Davenport, Iowa.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Kathy, a brother, James (Chandler, AZ), and three sons: Scott (Robin) of Urbandale, IA, Steve (Andrea) of Cedar Rapids, IA and Rob of Marion, IA; grandchildren: Hadley, Lindsay, Chloey, Harper, Greyson, Chris; great grandchild: Gavin; and Kathy’s family, with whom he was close.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa.

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Gary Rowe

January 25, 2021

Kathy,
We are so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. Our sympathy to you and your family.
Gary & Linda Rowe

LTC Steve Garrington, Honor Flight

January 24, 2021

Dear Friends,

We at Honor Flight of the Quad Cities were saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved veteran. We understand that this is a time of grief for you, and we share that grief with you. We are thankful for him and his selfless contribution of time and effort to support and defend our nation.

We are also thankful for all of you who have supported him before, during, and after his service. A wise person once said: “Those who put on the uniform are our knights of old, and our heroes of today, and our hope for the future.”

Please know that all of us at HFQC will be keeping you in our prayers.

The Board of Directors and Volunteers of
Honor Flight of the Quad Cities

Kirby Marks

January 23, 2021

Bob and I worked on many difficult projects at McGladrey, he was a person that I trusted completely for both his technical ability as well as his thoughtfulness and interpersonal skills. He was also a person that you wanted to be around to shoot the breeze and have a drink or two. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Bill Martin

January 23, 2021

I first met Bob n the early 60’s playing neighborhood football on the grounds at Lincoln School in Charles City. We became friends soon after that and enjoyed the many sunny days playing tag and hanging around at the local swimming pool. Our friendship grew after I transferred to public school in the 9th grade. In high school Bob accepted an invitation to join the Tommy Tucker singers, a folk music group which consisted of several of our schoolmates.
After HS graduation we.parted our separate ways furthering our educations , serving our country (US Army), finding our soul mate, having kids, raising our families and building our careers.
Our paths didn’t cross for 50 years as we both attended our Class Reunion, It was a very brief encounter but t we had a chance to talk and introduce to one another to the ladies who changed our lives, Kathy and Linda. It was a good reunion.
Once again we went our separate ways but this time we had more frequent opportunities to reconnect using Facebook sharing stories, jokes, points of view. Now we separate once again. I will miss Bob’s wit and sense of humor. He maintained a quiet dignity which I had always admired. No doubt Bob will be missed by all who were blessed to know and love him. Rest In Peace, Bob Shriver. We will met again.

ROGER MILHAN

January 23, 2021

BOB AND I WERE NEIGHBORS IN OUR EARLY CHILDHOOD. GROWING UP ON 6TH AVENUE IN CHARLES CITY, IOWA AND LATER GRADUATING AS CLASSMATES IN 1966. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE RED AND SILVER HONDA MOTORCYCLE HIM AND HIS BROTHER, JIM, RODE UP AND DOWN 6TH AVE. REST IN PEACE CLASSMATE, WE'LL MEET AGAIN. MY SINCEREST SYMPATHY TO BOB'S FAMILY AND RELATIVES. ROGER MILHAN. '66 COMETS FOREVER.

Don Rankin

January 22, 2021

It was my pleasure to work with Bob. I first met Bob at the City of Silvis. He was a Burroughs Sales person and I was a McGladrey consultant. Together we selected an automated system for the City. Shortly thereafter, he joined our Management Consulting practice. I always respected Bob’s insights and his common sense approach to complex systems. I worked with Bob from 1978 through 2000. I am saddened by your loss.

Larry Dowell

January 22, 2021

I worked with Bob at McGladrey/RSM for many years. He was a vital part of our national consulting practice, setting high standards for excellence. When I was leading the consulting practice, I would have liked to have cloned him. A great guy. A great friend. Dorothy and I send our sincere sympathy to Kathy and all the family.

Larry Dowell

Brent Carstensen

January 22, 2021

I worked with Bob at McGladrey for ten years and always found him to be the consummate professional. I especially enjoyed his wit and dry sense of humor. My sincere condolences to Kathy and the rest of the family.

Stan Mork

January 22, 2021

I had the privilege of working with Bob for many years at RSM. He was a top notch consultant and practice leader and I learned a lot by working with him. I was saddened to hear of his passing and send my condolences to Kathy and the rest of his family. He is leaving us way too soon.

Gary Fredensborg

January 22, 2021

What started in 1974 as co workers at Burroughs and again later at McGladrey, turned into a long friendship. I have so many cherished memories of time spent with Bob and Kathy over the years. Though we didn't get together often in recent years, when we did, it was as if I had never left the QC. Rest in peace my friend. My sincere sympathies to Kathy and all of the family.

Gary

FROM THE FAMILY