Robert Bruce "Bob" Dorsey

Dec 22, 1928 - Jan 29, 2022

Robert Bruce "Bob" Dorsey

December 22, 1928 - January 29, 2022


Robert B. "Bob" Dorsey, 93, of Mesa, Arizona, and formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, January 29, 2022, in Mesa, Arizona.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 P.M., Thursday, February 24, 2022, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral on Thursday from 1 P.M. to 2 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the East Iron Hill Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa. Casketbearers will be his grandchildren, Scott Mize, Trina Thompson, Brian Thompson, Christy Kernen, Lauren Naeve, Lance Dorsey, Jennifer Swift, Skylar Dorsey and Robert Dorsey.

Robert Bruce Dorsey was born on December 22, 1928 in Canadian, Texas to Robert Benjamin and Clara Margaret (Thiesen) Dorsey. He was a 1946 graduate of Maquoketa High School. He married Marcella Morehead Dague on August 17, 2002 in Maquoketa, Iowa. She preceded him in death on March 9, 2017.

"Bob" had worked for National Livestock Company from 1954 to 1968 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, then Hannibal Livestock Sales from 1968 to 1969 in Hannibal, Missouri, then Hayes Livestock Sales in Chillicothe, Missouri from 1969 to 1970, and lastly Dorsey Livestock Company in Maquoketa, Iowa, from 1970 to 1996.

"Bob" had been a member of the Oklahoma Livestock Association, Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association, and the East Iron Hill Community Church. He enjoyed western horseback riding and calf roping, sports of all kinds, playing cards, board and table games, and recreational and shuffleboard competitions.

Those left to honor his memory include his children, Karen (William) Mize of Apache Junction, AZ, Tom (Sue) Dorsey of Hannibal, MO, Pamela (Bill) Thompson of Casa Grande, AZ, and James (Denise) Dorsey of Kingsland, TX; 12 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marcella, sister Evelyn Hopkins, and a grandson Jeremiah Thompson.

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Thu, Feb 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Carson Celebration of Life Center

318 West Pleasant Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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Thu, Feb 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Carson Celebration of Life Center

318 West Pleasant Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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