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Robert E. “Sully” Honig

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
3:00 PM

Service:Friday, July 18, 2008
2:00 PM
212 South Locust
Glenwood, IA51534

4 Condolences

  • Skip & Jackie Thompson Posted July 16, 2008 12:00 am

    We are sending our love across the miles to all our family and friends. Uncle Sully touched our lives in many special ways and his life is to be celebrated. As a young girl, I remember Uncle Sully as always a loving, welcoming relative that loved to kid and joke with us. His laughter was certainly something to remember! We enjoyed Uncle Sully’s visit to the NW with his grandson Jason and his sharing of family stories. Uncle Sully will truly be missed.

  • Carrie James Posted July 16, 2008 12:00 am

    I’m sorry to hear of Sully’s passing. He was a wonderful man with a big heart. He volunteered in my classroon for many years when I taught in Glenwood. The kids dearly loved him and so did I. God bless Sully and his family.

  • James C. Purkhiser Posted July 17, 2008 12:00 am

    During my life in Glenwood I was a neighbor of Sully’s and his family. We also spent many great times socializing and doiing other manyly things. We served on the school board together and never did I find anyone who did not adore Sully as a man and a fellow citizen.

    My honor to know him. My loss that he is gone. Never do I talk to my son in law (Dick Lincoln) that I don’t ask about Sully’s health. I do know where he is today. May God bless him and thank you Sully for the good things you brought me.Purk

  • Yvonne Stouder Posted July 22, 2008 12:00 am

    What a tender hearted man. I remember growing up

    and I called him “Salty”. He would give a grin and make me laugh. You have many loving memories; keep those close to your heart. God Bless

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