Mr. Robert Francis Scanlan

  • Born: October 16, 1928
  • Died: November 13, 2018
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

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4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert Francis Scanlan 90, died November 13, 2018.
A funeral will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 19th at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church (510 East 1st St., Ankeny, IA 50021). A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service.
Robert was born October 16, 1928 in the Valley Junction area of West Des Moines: the son of John Justin Scanlan and Pauline McDermott Scanlan.
He grew up in Pocahontas County and graduated from Laurens High School. He served in the US Army 1951-1953 during the Korean War as part of the 15th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division. Upon his return he graduated from Buena Vista College, and later received a Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Montana. In 1956 he married Beverlee Bruce Hughes and they both started 35 year teaching careers with the Des Moines School System. He taught social studies at Weeks Middle School and Lincoln High School before retiring in 1991.
He thoroughly enjoyed teaching, traveling, gardening and staying in touch with his many friends and former students.
Robert is succeeded by four sons; Rob (Margaret), Bruce, Randy, and Jon (Annette); as well as grandchildren Erin (Chuck), Joe (Kara) and Jake; step grandchildren Emily (Michael) and Megan (Nick); and sister in laws Betty Scanlan and Jane Swan.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Beverlee, and a brother Bill Scanlan.
Memorials may be directed to the Saint Vincent DePaul Society.