The Obit For Bob Byerly

Robert E. "Bob" Byerly

Published in Globe Gazette from April 22 to April 23, 2010

MASON CITY - Robert E. "Bob" Byerly, 70, of Mason City, died Tuesday (April 20, 2010) at the Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Faith Baptist Church, 1807 S. Kentucky Ave., with the Rev. Miles Grismore officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Friday, April 23, at the Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

Memorials may be directed to the Robert "Bob" Byerly Memorial Fund in care of the family and contributions will be donated to Mason City Youth Little League.

Bob was born April 6, 1940, in Mason City, Iowa, the son of Richard and Laurine (Schultz) Byerly. He attended schools in Mason City and graduated in 1958.

After graduation, Bob signed with the Milwaukee Braves minor league baseball team and played for them for four years. While playing baseball he met his future wife, Dolores "De" Musgrove in Palatka, Fla., and they were married Dec. 29, 1961, in Palatka, Fla., and to this union two daughters were born.

After marriage, De and Bob returned to Mason City, where he worked for the family business, Earl's Fruit Market. After its closing, he went to work for the Iowa Lottery as a District Sales Representative; a position he currently retained.

Bob had a passion for baseball in his younger years. In his older years, his passion was for golf. In his free time you could often find him at the Highland Park Golf Course.

He also liked following the local sports teams, attending and cheering at games. He loved the times he spent on Big Sandy Lake, Minn., in his younger years and the many years on Clear Lake. Bob loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren, and he will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Bob is survived by his wife, Dolores "De" Byerly of Mason City; two daughters, Kelly Meszaros and husband, Donald, of St. Augustine, Fla., Stefanie Sebring and husband, Eric, of Blairsville, Ga.; grandchildren, Matthew and Kimberly Meszaros and Alexis Sebring; twin brother, Bill Byerly, and wife Diane, of Mason City; mother, Laurine Byerly, of Nora Springs; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded death by his father, Richard Byerly.

Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements, 641-423-0924.