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Robert Woodburn

Robert L. “Bob” Woodburn, life-long resident of Iowa City, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. 
A Masonic service was held Sunday, March 29, at the Masonic Temple in Iowa City. Visitation was held Monday, March 30, at First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City with a memorial service directly following.
Robert Lewis Woodburn was born May 5, 1927, in Iowa City; son of Clark L. and Edna P. (Smith) Woodburn. Bob graduated with the City High class of 1945. Following high school, Bob served in the U.S. Navy. After his discharge from the Navy he returned home to open Woodburn Sound Service which he owned and operated until retiring in January of 2000. 
During the Korean War and a second tour of duty in the Army, Bob met and married his first wife Mary Margaret Mauro in Morristown, N.J. Mary the mother of their four children passed away in April of 1983. Bob and Mary Ann Showman were united in marriage, August of 1984. They enjoyed many years together, until her recent death, February 11 of this year. 
Bob was a life-long member of First Presbyterian Church and was a member of many clubs and organizations a few of them included the Masonic Lodge, Clarksville Lodge #668, the Knights Templar, Krazy Klowns, Shriners and Lions Club. In his retirement Bob volunteered at the Senior Center doing tax preparation for the AARP Free Assistance Program, ran the Iowa City Score office for many years and delivered Meals on Wheels one day a week. 
His family includes his children, Mark Woodburn (Deborah) of North Liberty, Sharon Schluttenhofer of Lone Tree, Richard Woodburn (Aimee) of Iowa City and Mary Lisa Wollnik (Brad) of Pleasant Prairie, Wisc.; step-son, James Showman (Vicky) of San Jose, Calif.; sister, Mrs. Jane Moles of Newton; daughter-in-law, Joyce Showman and 19 grandchildren, Billy, Todd, Corey, Drew, Abbie, Jamie, Jackie, Samuel, Jennifer, Angela, Elizabeth, Ashlyn, Nathan, Jack, Ethan, Jessica, Stephanie, Jerry and Robbie. 
Bob was preceded in death by his wives; parents; two step-sons, Gerald Showman, Jr., and Richard Showman and grandchild, Diana Showman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bob’s name may be directed to the American Diabetes Assoc., Lions Eye Bank or the First Presbyterian Church.