ROBERT EAKLE Madrid Published on 04/06/2002 Robert Eakle, 87, of Madrid died of a heart ailment Friday at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Private family graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Oakdale Cemetery in Adel.
Mr. Eakle was born in Adel and had lived there as a youth. He had lived in Bouton before moving to Madrid five years ago. He was a retired maintenance supervisor at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines and a member of Berwick United Church of Christ. He enjoyed working with his hands and spending winters in Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Grace; three daughters, Beverly Kimrey of Adel, Virginia Frazee of Ankeny and Roberta Eide of Iowa City; a son, Robert "Sonny" of Woodward; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Brandt Funeral Home in Woodward. Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity.