September 7, 1955 ~ April 30, 2019

Born in: Storm Lake, Iowa
Resided in: Aurora, Colorado

Robert Earl Dwyer was born September 7, 1955 in Storm Lake, Iowa and passed away April 30, 2019 at Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker, Colorado.  Bob was the son of Eleanor and Earl Dwyer of Laurens, Iowa.

Bob attended Laurens High school and worked various job after school. He helped build elevators at several Iowa locations and also lived in Florida and worked on a commercial fishing boat.  Bob was injured in an accident in 1983 and was transferred to Craig Hospital in Englewood Colorado for spinal injury rehabilitation.  Bob was in Craig Hospital for 11 months.  He quickly learned to love Colorado and adapted to being a quadriplegic.   Bob was adventurous and never let his disability get in his way of living his life to the fullest.  Having no children of his own he always found comfort in children.  He was soft spoken and loved to teach children to not be afraid of people in a wheelchair.   He had a special bond with children and always enjoyed being a part of their life.

Bob’s siblings were Betty (Van Horsen) and James Dwyer (deceased), Mary Webster, Donna (Steward), Ruby (Klingborg), Bobette “Bobbi” (Rigby), Dawn (McKenna), and Harry Dwyer.

Bob was preceded in death by his father Earl Dwyer, mother Eleanor Dwyer, half-brother James Dwyer, and nephew Joel Rigby.

Bob was fortunate to have loving and exceptional people throughout his life caring for him.  Two extraordinary ladies that will be forever be in our hearts are Joyce Wright, Bob’s Home Health Care assistant for over 28 years.   Joyce went above and beyond to help Bob feel normal and live such a happy life.  Bob’s great disposition was a direct result of the excellent care he received from Joyce.  The second individual was Katherine Valenzuela who has lived with Bob for the past 12 years and provided such a happy safe living environment for Bob.  Katherine always let Bob feel like he was in charge.

Memorial services honoring Robert will be Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 1:00 PM, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 11150 East Dartmouth Avenue, Aurora, Colorado 80014.

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Memorial Service: May 8, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - SE Denver/Aurora
11150 E. Dartmouth Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014

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  1. Bob I am truly going to miss your pranks that you have played on our family in the past 10 years. You sure knew how to keep us on our toes. May you rest in peace dear neighbor.

  2. Bob, I miss you so much, and really have so many memories. Your kindness to me and my family has been tremendous. My mom took care of you for a long time, and yet you took care of her. My grandfather moved in and you took care of them both. You did for others selflessly. The world is a better place after having you in it. I’ll never forget how you helped me, listened to me, and loved me. Thank you for everything!!

  3. We are going to miss you Bob. You were a great inspiration to our family. We enjoyed being your neighbor and friend. I will always remember the talks we had and the 4th of July fireworks we had in the neighborhood. God be with you always my friend. RIP

  4. Rest in peace Bob. You were a great neighbor and role model for all us kids in the neighborhood. Nearly as close as family to us and you’ll be missed dearly.

  5. I Have so many fun Memories also Holiday’s , My Wedding Shower Having a little to much fun( all of us) but we got you in to bed some how. Your calls to Mom and me every Holiday. And then there was the Pickled Herring every year for the last 25 plus as Mom and I came back from Bemidji. I remember one Holiday we were serving it from a tray on your chair with Cherrie’s all the good times. It was a Blessing to have you in my Life and I will miss you so much!!!! keep a place by you so I can see you again.

  6. My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Robert. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3


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