Bob was a lifelong member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ. He had been the City of Algona Forester, President of the Irvington Electrical Board, a Cresco Township Trustee, a member of the Algona Community School Board, and was instrumental in the construction of the present football field, the Kossuth County Conservation Board and the FMHA Board. He was a member of Prudence Lodge #205 A.F. & A.M. and the Abu Bekr Shrine Club. He was inducted into the Algona High School Honor Society as an honorary member in 1991. Bob was known as an ethical, hard working individual. He enjoyed his family and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed watching sports and was a member of the North Iowa Wood Carving Club in Titonka. For many years he shared how to make maple syrup with friends and school children at the Cozy Grove Maple Sugar Shack. Bob enjoyed playing cribbage and he and Elaine were in the same card club for over 50 years.
Survivors include his wife Elaine of Algona; daughter Marilyn Deal of Algona; son Bill Deal and wife Liz of Aurora, Colorado; daughter Ginny Deal and partner Anita Bundy of Sidney, Australia; and son Richard Deal and wife Brenda of Algona. Also surviving are seven grandchildren; Krista Leigh, Lisa Bormann, Jessica Deal, Elizabeth Stein, Eric Stein and Emily and Evan Deal and five great grandchildren, Robert, Gretta, and Daniel Leigh, and Megan and Donnie Bormann and two brothers, Don Deal and wife Fran of Algona and Kim Deal of Sun City, Arizona. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Gwen Coleman and Erma Lea Deim and one brother Hubert (Pete) Deal. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to be sent to the 1st Congregational United Church of Christ Algona, Kossuth County Nature Center, or the Algona Community School Foundation.
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