Robert L. Street, 75, of Hesper, Iowa, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah.     

He was born Dec. 28, 1938, to Leroy and Lueda (Brenna) Street. He attended the Hesper School through eighth grade and graduated from Mabel High School in 1956.  He went on to graduate from William Penn College in 1960.  

On Nov. 13, 1960, he married Clista Joyce Rose at the Christiansburg United Methodist Church near Ottumwa, Iowa.  

Mr. Street had started working in carpentry on his time off from college and continued with that after they were married.  He worked for Lloyd Foltz until 1974 when he began working at Luther College in Decorah as a carpenter and locksmith. He worked at Luther until July 22, 1999, when he was paralyzed in an auto accident. 

His injury didn’t prevent him from participating in activities at the Hesper Friends Meeting, where he was a lifelong member, and the Hesper Public Cemetery. He was a member of the Hesper-Mabel Area Historical Society, the Toot and Whistle Club, and the Hesper Improvement Club.  He also enjoyed restoring antique gas engines, blacksmithing, black-powder shooting, helping with Steam Engine Days, and building and flying radio-controlled airplanes.  

He is survived by his wife, Clista Joyce of Hesper; two sons, Arden of Hesper and Brian (Jeanne) of Mabel; a brother, Douglas (Barbara) of Rockford, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Marcia Street of Cedar Falls, Iowa; and nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold.                  

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, at the Hesper Friends Meeting in Hesper with the Rev. Keith Mardock officiating.  Burial will be in the Hesper Public Cemetery.  

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p. m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel.