Robert Lyell McFadden Sr.

Robert Lyell McFadden Sr., 89, of Muscatine, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023, at Addington Place.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at St. Mathias Church.  The Reverend Chris Weber will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Friday, January 20, 2023, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be made at  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Robert was born on January 30, 1933, in Muscatine, the son of Lyell and Gertrude Calloway McFadden.  He married Katherine E. ‘Katie’ Newton on September 23, 1953, at St. Mathias Catholic Church.

Bob was an avid gardener, enjoyed following Iowa Hawkeye sports, and a diehard  St. Louis Cardinals Fan. He was a lifelong resident of Muscatine, living at 1523 Lucas Street for over 63 years.

He is survived by his children, Robert McFadden Jr. of Muscatine, Randy McFadden and wife, Maureen, of Cedar Park, Texas, Ron McFadden and wife, Maria, of Atkins, Rodney McFadden and wife, Audrey, of Columbia, Missouri, and Mary Jo Conway and husband, Curt, of Portland, Oregon; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and his sister, Judy Durham of Richmond, Kentucky; and companion Norma Bell of Muscatine.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Katie.

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