Robert Carroll Barstad

December 19, 1927 - November 30, 2005

Mr. Robert Carroll Barstad, age 77 of Allen, Texas, passed away November 30, 2005 in McKinney, Texas. He was born on December 19, 1927 in Radcliff, Iowa to Bardolf and Gladys (Larson) Barstad. On February 1, 1948, he married Veloise Ann Ahrens in Boone, Iowa. He was a member of Plano Bible Chapel and a member of the American Legion 191 of Webster City, Iowa. He served in the U. S. Coast Guard from 1944 until 1946. He spent most of his life working in the family bakery with his father and brother in Boone, Iowa. The rest of his life he worked in the restaurant industry. He retired and moved to Texas in 1993. Survivors include his wife, Veloise Barstad of Allen; son, Robert D. Barstad and wife Jan of McKinney; daughter, Rhonda Lu Brunworth and husband Todd of Gaylord, Michigan; 6 grandchildren, Jeff Barstad and wife Kristen of College Station, Texas, Sarah Mason and husband Paul of Allen, Scott and Jenn Brunworth of Belleville, Illinois, Jennifer and Josh Prater of Adrian, Michigan, Ryan Brunworth and wife Kristi of Norton Shores, Michigan, and Lindsey Luma and husband Corey of Plainwell, Michigan; great-grandchildren, Lilly, Emma, Benson, Mason, Cody, and Halie; sister Sherrill Balcom and husband Jack of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; and several other loving relatives and friends. His parents and brothers, Keith and Leland Barstad precede him in death. A memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM, Saturday, December 3, 2005 at Plano Bible Chapel, 1900 Shiloh Road, Plano, Texas, (972) 423-5321, Rev. Robert Mathews and Rev. Todd Brunworth officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of choice that provides Christmas to children in need.

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Imperial Inn & Hickory Haus are some of the best memories for me. The two of you have taught a lot and brought many smiles. It was always a pleasure for me to go to work. Sending you my prayers. MJ Buckley- Reno, Nv. MJ Buckley, December 21, 2005 Veloise and family: Our sympathy goes out to you at this time. We have many fond memories from the resturant and Boone. Bob's dad Bud was Dave's Sunday school teacher at Augustana when he was a kid. Your old family and friends at Trinity Lutheran Church have been praying for your family. Love and hugs to you and yours. To be with Christ at Christmas time must be the greatest. Dave Dave Oppedahl, December 15, 2005 Veloise, Rhonda and Bobby. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Jan, Jon, & Dave Wilson, December 10, 2005 Veloise, We have many fond memories of you and Bob when you lived in Boone. We are sorry for your loss and pray that God will hold you very close at this time. In His Love, Stan and Doris Simmons Stan and Doris Simmons, December 8, 2005 Barstad Family, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to you at this sad time. Many thoughts and prayers are with you. I know you will find strength in your memories and love. Dave, Kathy & family Kathy Janson, December 7, 2005 Dear Veloise and Family: You have my sincere sympathy. I just learned about Bobs passing from my brother in Iowa. I see that a few of The Hickory Haus employees have written here. I must agree, the years I spent there are among my fondest. If I had it to do over again, I would in a heart beat. It was always wonderful working for the two of you. It was as close to a second home as one could get. Bob will be sorely missed by his family and by the many friends that you and he have aquired these many years. With Love Kevin and Julia Farringer Nebraska Kevin S. Farringer, December 7, 2005 The Breitenkamp family sends their deepest sympathies. We have many fond memories of times spent together with your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Howard and Lucille Breitenkamp Webster City, Iowa Pam and Mike Robinson Leawood, Kansas Janet and Loran Seiser Webster City, Iowa Jay and Polly Breitenkamp Kansas City, Missouri Robert Barstad, December 6, 2005 Bob was one of my best friends and I enjoyed many hours in the kitchen at the Hickory Haus visiting with him. He truly was a great person and told me many interesting stories of years past in his life. May God be with you and your family during and after this tragic period of your losss. Vern Morain, December 5, 2005 Dear Veloise&Family: Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of Bob. We will always remember the big, fun-loving guy with the BIG SMILE. Just saw the Obit in Boone Paper on the Internet. We are so sorry, but stay strong. You had such a strong marriage. God Bless You. Jim & Virginia Emerson, December 5, 2005 Working at the Barstad Hickory Haus. We always had so much fun, I can still see Bob smiling and having fun with us in the kitchen. I sure miss the strawberry shortcake. Love Ya! Liz (Elizabeth) Jean Pevestorf (Williams), December 2, 2005