A memorial service for Robert C. Lint, 85, of Newton will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014, at the First Christian Church in Newton.
Pence-Reese Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. A visitation with the family will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the church.
Robert Clayton Lint, the son of Rex Clayton and Thelma Grace (Shankland) Lint, was born May 10, 1929. He graduated from Newton High School, Class of 1949, and served his country in the U.S. military during the Korean conflict. Bob was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Carter on Jan. 3, 1964, in Unionville, Mo. He worked in the machining department at Maytag, retiring in 1983, with more than 31 years of service. He also worked part time for Watter Brothers Lumber. Bob devoted his life to his wife and family and loved spending time with his grandchildren. His interests included hunting, fishing, travel, golf, country music and attending car races, and was an avid handy man and carpenter. He was an active member of the Newton Izaak Walton League, the First Christian Church, the American Legion Post 111 and was a former “I Club” member. He enjoyed attending Iowa football games.
Bob died Wednesday afternoon, May 28, 2014, at the Newton Health Care Center. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sandra Jo, in infancy; his wife, Barbara, on Feb. 9, 2008; and his grandson, Adam Michael Barnett, on Feb. 1, 2008.
Those left to honor Bob’s memory include his three daughters and son-in-law, Kathy Sanders, Bonnie Barnett (Steve) and Sara Seals; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Sanders, Andrew and Alisha Barnett, Jennifer Goulet, Somer and Nicholas McAlister; five great-grandchildren; his brother, Donald Lint (Betty) of Newton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Shirley Carter, Linda Wilburn and Lester Beyer; his nephews; and his many good friends and neighbors. Memorials are designated in Bob’s name or to the Newton Izaak Walton League.
Online condolences may be left at www.pencefh.com.