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Robert John Beilstein

July 14, 1944 — January 28, 2022


Robert John Beilstein of Fort Mill, SC passed away on January 28, 2022.  Born July 14, 1944, Robert is survived by his wife, Linda Beilstein and his two sons, Blake and Lance Beilstein, and four grandchildren: Russell, Hudson, Elaina, and Veronika, and brother Mike Beilstein.  Robert was born in Williamsburg, Iowa, and attended Williamsburg Schools.

Known in his hometown of Williamsburg, Iowa as a great athlete and especially skilled baseball player, he was also known as the hardworking and handsome Bobby-John - the loyal and hardworking local grocery store employee whose lady patrons just loved to have walk their groceries home for pleasant company. 

He was an avid fan of sports.   He was an athlete that played baseball, football, golf, and basketball that received offers to play at schools including Arizona State University.  Bob was awarded a Baseball scholarship and attended Upper Iowa University.
He graduated with a double-major in Business and Physical Education.  He played minor league baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals organization before starting a career in education as a teacher in Des Moines IA.  He then served in the United States Army National Guard, scouted for the Cincinnati Reds organization, and coached baseball while remaining a lifelong Reds fan.  He coached baseball all through his life including for his sons and grandsons.  There was never a sports store he could pass up, checking on the new sports caps or memorabilia of baseball's greats.  Graduated from Drake University of Des Moines, IA, with an MS Degree in School Administration.  Bob was later employed by Ankeny Schools of Ankeny,
Iowa, then Lewis-Palmer Schools of Monument, CO, and finally with Aurora Schools of Denver, CO before retiring.  

He is remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  A kind man that loved to laugh with a great charisma and matching sense of humor that spanned from juvenile to witty in moments of orneriness and comedic collaboration with his sons.  He had firm grasps on what was right and wrong.  He sought to have honor, integrity, and the value of "keeping your word" while teaching that to his children and grandchildren.  He was wise, helpful and knowledgeable and he was a dedicated, loyal friend for life.  He always found the time to help with baseball, athletic endeavors, or repair projects.  He found joy in family get-togethers, time with grandchildren, tinkering with watches, finding a bargain, pens, and trips to the beach in the trailer.  He loved his family, baseball, his country, westerns, Bond movies, classic old films, and chocolate.  His passion and love for chocolate was boundless.  

He was strong and resilient, having beaten cancer and living a life with chronic pain.   

He is deeply missed and mourned.  He will forever be missed.  He and his wife, Linda, were married in 1970 and shared 51 years together.  They celebrated their last anniversary this past June 2021.  

He is preceded in death by his parents Robert Bruce and Lucile Sierck Beilstein,  Grandparents: Roy and Gertrude Flanagan Beilstein,   Otto and Marie Sierck (maternal side), and step-grandmother Hortense Sierck,  Gene and Aunt Lois Sierck Johnson, Uncle Jack (John) and Virginia Beilstein and their son Pete Beilstein, sister Mary Pat Beilstein Kahler, and nephew Brad Beilstein.

He is also survived by Michael Roy Beilstein, brother.  Nephew Timothy Kahler, Niece Patti Marie Kahler Meade. Aunts Beverly Sierck Zahrt, and Patty Sierck True.  Cousins:  Diane Beilstein, and Dianne Pins Beilstein, Denny Sierck.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 28, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Williamsburg.  Visitation will be Friday, May 27, 2022 at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  A memorial fund has been established for the Williamsburg High School Baseball Program.  Messages and tributes may be directed to

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, May 27, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Powell Funeral Home-Williamsburg

407 North Highland St., Williamsburg, IA 52361

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Graveside Service

Saturday, May 28, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery

Maplewood Avenue, Williamsburg, 52361

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