The Reverend Bob D. Davis went home to be with our Lord at the age of 81 on May 26, 2018. \nBob was born to Opal (Cunningham) and Clarence Davis on May 22, 1937 on the Davis family farm outside Harris, Iowa. He attended school in Harris and graduated in 1955. Bob then attended Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska, graduating in 1959 with a degree in music education. On June 21, 1960, Bob married Kaye Slutz in Wayne. They were married 27 years and blessed with four children. \nBob was a middle and high school music teacher for two years in Iowa before being called to ministry in the Methodist faith. He served his first church in Kentucky before returning to Iowa. While serving several parishes across Iowa Bob completed his Masters in Divinity at Northwestern in Evanston, Illinois. He was ordained and continued to lovingly minister to his family, his parishioners, and each person he met along his journey. Bob retired from the ministry after 40 years in 2001. During his retirement Bob worked with the mission at Bidwell Riverside and was a chaplain for Hospice of Central Iowa's Boone team. Bob was devoted to the Lord with all his heart, and desired to plant the seeds of love and forgiveness every time God blessed him with the opportunity. \nBob was married to his beloved wife, Kathy Rosenow Maske, on June 4, 1988. They would be blessed with 30 years of marriage next week. While dating Kathy heard Bob sing Unchained Melody, which became "their song". Bob and Kathy enjoyed their years together camping, traveling near and far, watching Iowa play Iowa State, and sharing their love with each other, their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. \nSome of Bob's hobbies and favorite pastimes were shopping at antique stores (much to Kathy's chagrin), collecting die-cast cars and trucks, reading, walking at the Southridge Mall, visiting with friends, the God-given talents of singing and writing, listening to music, praying for others, and watching the Chicago Cubs and MSNBC. \nThose left to cherish Bob's memory are: his wife, Kathy; his children and their families: Shelly Petersen, Chris and Allison; Jeff Davis and Dawn King, Jeffery Paul and Sarah; Tim and Happy Davis; and Heather and Bob Kraai, Wyatt, Kurt, and Kory; step-children, Joel Maske; Chris and Dawn Maske, Karli, Cara, Lindsey, and Trey; Janet and Chad Bobzien, Adrian, Brayden, and Caden; great-grandchildren, Tyler Kraai and Nicole Farrenkopf; sisters Donna Ziemer, and June and Dalbert Isom; sister-in-law, Helen Phillippe; many nieces, nephews, and friends. \nBob was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Glen and Chet Davis; nephew, Kenny Davis; infant niece, Loretta Davis; and brother-in-law, Darrell Ziemer. Memorials can be directed to the family to be distributed to Bob's favorite charities. \nGod bless the memory of the Reverend Bob D. Davis!