In loving memory of

Robert Byers
March 30, 1936 - September 9, 2021

Bob Byers, 85 of Henderson, IA, passed away on September 9, 2021.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Treynor, IA. Burial will be held in the Carson Cemetery in Carson, IA. Visitation will be held at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson on Friday, September 17, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson is caring for Bob and his family.

Memorials: Family will direct memorials

Robert Cleveland Byers, 85 of Henderson, IA, passed away on September 9, 2021. Bob was born on March 30, 1936 in Carson, IA, the son of Pearl (Terrell) and Harold Ellis Byers. He graduated from Carson High School in 1954 and was a life-long farmer.

Bob and Joycelyn Jeneane Garland were united in marriage on June 8, 1958 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Treynor, Iowa. They made their home on a farm west of Carson and in January 1959, Bob was inducted into the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, where he remained until his discharge in October 1960. Joy joined him in Washington in April 1959 and in March 1961; they moved back to Iowa and made their home on a farm east of Emerson. A year later they moved to a farm on the north edge of Henderson, IA. They were blessed with two children, Bambi Lynn and Justin Garland.

Bob was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Carson Masonic Lodge, and the Henderson Volunteer Fire Department. He built his shop in town and started the Henderson Testicle Festival in the mid 70's. Bob purchased a semi and trailer in the 80's and hauled grain for local farmers. He enjoyed mechanic work and fishing. Bob loved tending to his cattle, hogs, sheep, and chickens. He loved watching the kids play in the neighborhood and at church. Bob loved his dog "Heinz" and cat "Gimpy" and spending time with his family and friends.

Bob and Joy were married almost 51 years when Joy passed away on May 14, 2009.

In addition to his beloved wife Joy, he was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Connie Bolton and husband Irvin, and Gwen Eggers; brother-in-law Roger Shiffer; and sister-in-law Yvonne Lamoree.

Bob is survived by his daughter Bambi Byers of Henderson; son Justin Byers of TN; grandchildren, Devin Byers (Deidre) and Kayla Byers and her daughter McKenna; sister Bernadine Shiffer of Sidney, IA, Charadel McKee of Sun City, CA; brother James Byers and wife Kay of Griswold, IA; brothers-in-law, Gregg Eggers of Carson and Dale Garland and wife Mary Lou of AZ; sister-in-law Glenda Miller of AZ; special friend Beverly Jefferis; nieces, nephews, and other relatives; and many friends.


Lyle D Williams wrote on Sep 15, 2021:

"Memories; Not sure where to start. Bob has known me all my life and to me was always one of the Good Guys. He saved my life once!"

Donna Timson wrote on Sep 12, 2021:

"Rest in peace our best neighbor ever. Prayers for the family. "

Scott L Smith wrote on Sep 11, 2021:

"Remembering you Bob, Go rest high on that mountain."