Robert Michael Dooley, 59, passed away on Oct. 16, 2012. Robert, known as Mike, was born on July 11, 1953. Mike attended Drake University to earn a bachelor of arts in history.
He loved to read about history and he often used it to make sense of the world. He loved his horse Rosemary. He was a storyteller and made everyone around him laugh. He never spoke out of anger and hardly ever raised his voice. His sudden and early passing will leave a void in many lives, but memories of him will serve to fill that hole with joy and laughter.
He is survived by his mother Jane; his sister Diane; his wife Sharon; his three daughters Brooke, Kara, and Alex; his two sons Nate and Joe; and six grandchildren.
An informal gathering was held in celebration of his life at the Solon Station Bar in Solon on Monday, Oct. 22. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made out to the Community Mental Health Center for Mid-Eastern Iowa.