Memorials may be made to the Mills County Store House c/o Wilma Ring; 202 Fairview Dr. Glenwood, Iowa 51534
Robert Edwin “Sully” Honig, 90, of Glenwood, Iowa, entered into eternal rest on July 15, 2008 at Tabor Manor in Tabor, Iowa. Sully was born on May 13, 1918 in Omaha, Nebraska to Edwin and Myrtle (Hardesty) Honig. He was raised in Honey Creek, Iowa as a child and moved to Glenwood his senior year. He graduated from Glenwood High School in 1936 and attended Iowa State Teachers College, now known as the University of Northern Iowa, on a football scholarship. He returned to Glenwood and was employed with Iowa Power and Light. He enlisted in the Iowa National Guard and fought in North Africa, was captured and was a P.O.W. for three years. He was released in 1945 and returned to work for the Power Company, retiring after 42 years of service. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Sully was united in marriage to Katharine Williams on February 14th of 1941, prior to serving his country during World War II. He also served as Sgt. At Arms for the American Legion, which is the highest position in the State of Iowa.
Sully was an avid hunter, especially pheasants. He enjoyed raising race horses for many years. He was a faithful member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ and taught Sunday School for many years. Education was always important to him in many ways. He was instrumental in helping with the start of Iowa Western Community College, which was built in 1966. He served as President of the Glenwood Community School Board when the new high school was built. In his later years, Sully enjoyed volunteering in the elementary schools helping students with reading. He dearly loved Homecoming and was honored in 1999 as Grand Marshall.
Sully was an active volunteer in many organizations including the Glenwood Fire Department, Red Cross, Hospice and was a Legion baseball coach. He was also a member of the Mills County Board of Supervisors, Masonic Lodge, American Legion and was a Steward for the Southwest Iowa Region United Church of Christ. It’s not surprising that Sully was the recipient of the Glenwood Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year Award and in 1995 received Volunteer of the Year as well. He was a kind and generous individual who gave so much to so many people throughout his entire life. And last, but not least, Sully was the best husband, father, grandpa and uncle in the whole wide world!
Preceding Sully in death were his parents, wife Katy, son Louis, brothers, Roy and Richard, sisters, Hertha and Ella Mae. He is survived by son, Tom Honig of Malvern, Iowa; grandsons, Jason James Honig and Benjamin Louis Honig; great-grandsons, Tyler and Taylor Honig; brother, Herb Honig of Council Bluffs, Iowa; God-Daughter, Julie James of Tabor,Iowa; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Visitation:Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Service:Friday, July 18, 2008
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