August 21, 1929 - November 11, 2020
Robert “Bob” J. Lala, 91, of Fairfax, Iowa, formerly of Center Point, Iowa, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020, at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Walker, Iowa. All guests are respectfully requested to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is assisting the family. Bob was born on August 21, 1929, the son of Leo and Madelene Lala in rural Center Point. After graduating from Center Point High School in 1946, Bob played baseball for the Cleveland Indians organization up until being drafted by the Air Force where it took him to Clovis, New Mexico, and Alexandria, Louisiana. Bob also played football for the Air Force for two years. Bob worked for FMC in Cedar Rapids for over 40 years. He was a member of the Booster Club, the Lions Club, American Legion Dye Benion Post #297 in Center Point, American Legion Post #572 in Fairfax, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was an avid New York Yankee fan and loved his baseball. He loved going to Yankee games with his family every summer. Bob loved tinkering around in his yard during his later years, feeding his birds and cats. Survivors include his daughter-in-law, Anne of Cedar Rapids; his sons, Philip of Cedar Rapids, and Eddie (Sue) of Fairfax; nine grandchildren, Robby (Holly) Lala, Sarah Lala, Katie (Rich) Jackson, Matthew Lala, Brian (Carissa) Lala, Philip (Laura) Lala, Patrick (Mara) Lala, Jennifer Lala, and Janelle Lala; 11 great-grandchildren, Deanna, William, Kayleen, Jacob, Avery, Jonah, Cooper, Phoebe, BJ, Juno, and Bodie; one great-great-grandson, Declan; sister, Mardella (Rollie) Hauseman of Columbia, Missouri; brother, Donald (Marilyn) Lala of Center Point; and sister-in-law, Rita Benesch of Center Point. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Leone; daughter, Carole Ann; son, Robin; sister, Mariella Blake; and brother, Gene Lala. Cards may be sent to the family at 147 West Cemetery Road, Fairfax, Iowa 52228.
Robert “Bob” J. Lala, 91, of Fairfax, Iowa, formerly of Center Point, Iowa, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020,... View Obituary & Service Information
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