Bob served on the Mount Mercy Board of Trustees from November 7, 1998, until his death on September 19, 2013. During his tenure, he served on the Campaign Cabinet, the Finance and Investment Committee and the President’s Evaluation Committee. He was very generous with his time as an out-of-town Trustee and was highly respected by his colleague Board members. He took his Trustee responsibility very seriously, rarely missing a full Board meeting and almost always participating in committee meetings by phone. He valued the importance of higher education and was a very generous financial benefactor to Mount Mercy.
Robert R. "Bob" Schoeberl, age 77, of Naples, FL, and The Stonebridge community of Aurora, IL, died Thursday, September 19, 2013, at Edward Hospital, Naperville. He was born March 13, 1936, in Lebanon, SD.
Beloved husband of Nancy Heche Schoeberl and the late Patricia "Pat" (nee Ferrie) Schoeberl, loving father of Elaine (Brett) Trainor of Wheaton, IL, adored grandfather of Madeline, Sydney and Emma, devoted son of the late Raymond and Mary Schoeberl, dear brother of Jerry (Grace) Schoeberl, Don (Paula) Schoeberl, Eugene (Sharon) Schoeberl, Leanne (the late Charles) Mraz, Karen (the late Dwayne) Robison, Karol (Charles) Smith and the late Cletus (Charlene) Schoeberl, fond uncle of many.
Bob grew up on a farm near Cedar Rapids, IA and was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School. He attended Loras College in Dubuque, IA, and later served in the U.S. Army. Bob was employed by Montgomery Ward & Co. for almost 40 years, retiring in 1994 as a President and Senior Officer.
Bob's family, friends and his philanthropic endeavors, along with playing golf, were his passions in life. He was a member of Stonebridge Country Club, Aurora and Collier's Reserve in Naples.
Bob was active on many boards and civic organizations including: Mount Mercy University and was a longtime board member and member of the executive committee of the Automotive Aftermarket Foundation. He was also a former board member of TBC Corp., Lund Industries and was CEO/ Chairman of Midas Corp.
Over the years, Bob served as a lector at many Catholic churches and was a strong supporter of the Over the Rainbow Association.
Bob Schoeberl will always be remembered as a man whose concern for his fellow man knew no bounds.