Robert L. Markt

Robert L. Markt

June 3, 1934 – February 28, 2023

Long-time manager at Sears at the Crossroads Mall and Mall of the Bluffs in Council Bluffs.

Preceded in death by parents, William and Cleta; sister, Nan Gay Dugas.

Survived by wife, Sherrill; daughters, Robi Overhue (Frank), Shari Dvorak (Tom); grandchildren: Daniel Dvorak (Amanda), Shala Blake (Greg), Trent, and Travis Overhue (Emily); 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Ann Etta Derr; nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends: Sunday, March 5th, from 2-4PM at West Center Chapel.

Funeral: Monday, March 6th, 11AM at Faith Westwood United Methodist Church (4814 Oaks Ln).

Memorials are suggested to the church.

Robert Lloyd Markt (Bob) was born on June 3, 1934, in Oregon, Missouri, to William Robert Markt and Cleta Markt. He attended Oregon High School and later graduated from Northwest Missouri State College where he received a bachelor’s degree in history and education.

After graduation, he went to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington D.C. It was at the FBI that he met Sherrill Williams and they were married February 15, 1957.

He served overseas in the United States Air Force from 1957 – 1961. While overseas, his first daughter Robi Lynn was born, and Shari Lea was born after his return. He was employed by North American Aviation in California.

He was then hired by Sears and worked in management in Oklahoma and Amarillo, Texas. In 1973, the family moved to Omaha, Nebraska where he was assistant manager with Sears at Crossroads Mall and then manager for their Council Bluffs location, where he retired after 30 years.

He was active at Faith Westwood United Methodist Church serving on many committees. He spent two years working with other church members for Noah’s Arc Construction Company during the building of the sanctuary and fellowship hall.

He enjoyed golf and played with his group of friends, “Sarge’s Army,” as well as his grandkids. Sports and travel were passions of his. He especially loved watching his Missouri Tigers and Kansas City Chiefs. He would not miss a game for any of his grandkids’ sports. Bob and Sherrill also traveled to all 50 states and made  several overseas trips as well.

He is survived by his wife, Sherrill; sister, Ann Etta Derr; daughters, Robi Overhue and husband Frank, Shari Dvorak and husband Tom; grandchildren: Daniel Dvorak (Amanda), Shala Blake (Greg), Trent Overhue, and Travis Overhue (Emily). He was blessed with 7 great-grandchildren: Harper Dvorak, Jack Dvorak, Lydia Blake, Claire Blake, Olivia Overhue, Alice Jo Overhue and Nash Overhue. He is also by several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Nan Gay Dugas.

Bob enjoyed life and will be remembered for his big laugh and infectious smile. He loved spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


  • Susie Brown Posted March 2, 2023 9:37 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know him well, but, from what I know of his family, he was an awesome husband, father, brother, grandfather,, and, man. He will be missed by all who were blessed to know him.

  • Barbara France Posted March 2, 2023 11:52 pm

    May God comfort you, and May the precious memories surround you.

  • Mark Boyer Posted March 4, 2023 2:23 pm

    so sorry for your loss, may god comfort you Shari and your family

  • Linda Moore Posted March 4, 2023 4:24 pm

    Sherrill, I’m so sorry for your loss. Bob was such a great man. I remember fondly our time at Sunday School class when you guys lived in Oklahoma City. Those were the days when we were carefree and our children were growing up. I will remember fondly when you guys came through Oklahoma City a couple of years ago and we got to have lunch with you guys and our friends the Frisks. How blessed we all were. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Tavi Baker Posted March 4, 2023 7:39 pm

    I remember him as manager at Sears crossroads in 1974. Very nice man.

  • Bill Spiecker Posted March 6, 2023 1:31 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss!! Thank you for making us feel welcomed at the visitation and at Bob’s funeral! It was very nice to see you and visit with you!! Barb has fond memories of working with.Bob for many years at Sears!!
    Bill & Barb Spiecker

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