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The doors to Central Lock Security were opened in 1961 by Bob Wells. Currently, this 3rd-generation family-owned business is owned by Nathan Deets, Bob's grandson. Among his many accreditations, Nathan is a charter member of the Iowa Chapter of ALOA. Central Lock Security is the largest locksmith business in North Central Iowa and is proud to offer 24/7 care. Of the 8 employees, 4 are certified technicians, and we have the only ALOA certified registered locksmith and ALOA certified professional safe technician within 100 miles. Nobody does it better than us. Contact our professionals today.
Dateline: Clear Lake, IA Robert Wayne Wells, 89, 405 27th Ave S., Clear Lake, IA, died Monday, February 23, 2015, at the Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa, Mason City, IA.
A Celebration of Life Party for friends and family was held 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Apple Valley Assisted Living, 405 27th Ave. S., Clear Lake, IA. According to his wishes, his body has been cremated after the family has a private viewing at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, IA. The family requests that gifts be given to Hospice of North Iowa, Mason City, UIA or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
Robert was born on September 2, 1925, in Olney, Illinois, the son of Hobert Wayne and Mary Leona (Tolliver) Wells. Bob was raised by his maternal grandparents Fredrick and Hattie Tolliver until the age of 16. He then lived in Chicago at a WPA camp until he joined the Navy in 1944 and was stationed in the Kansas City, Kansas area. Bob met and married Catherine Ballew March 16, 1946, in Kansas City, MO. They then moved to Washington D.C. where Bob was discharged from the Navy. They were blessed with twin daughters in July 1947. In 1957 they moved to Clear Lake, IA with their twin daughters Patsy and Betsy.
He worked for Rice Electric until he started Central Lock and Key in Clear Lake in 1961. They moved the business to Mason City in 1964. They continued to run the business until 2006 when he retired.
His joys in life were his family. He spent many years enjoying time with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He spent numerous hours telling personal stories of his life and listening to all the activities they were involved in. His major hobby was beeping (metal detecting). Bob and Mike spent many years digging dirt looking for treasures. As the grandchildren got old enough they would tag along and help dig the holes. He had to give it up in his early 80s. He just couldn’t get up when he got down on his knees. Although he would sometimes get one of the great grandkids to do the digging. He also enjoyed traveling with Cathy throughout the United States after the girls left home.
Bob is survived by twin daughters Betsy (Mike) Deets, Garner, IA and their children Matthew Deets, Michelle (Dan) Yezek and Nathan (Nola) Deets; and Patricia (Doc) Gilbert, Clear Lake, IA and their children Todd (Angie) Gilbert, Chad (Doy) Gilbert and Jennifer Aydelotte (Jason). Bob was blessed with seventeen great-grandchildren Tye, Toni, Addie, Eli, Jake, Salida, Nicholas, Thomas, Zoe, Jeffrey, Lily, Alelya, Sarah, Evie, Lukas, Ben, and Laeton; and was anxiously awaiting the imminent birth of his first great-great-grandson; sister Maxine Kimpling-Donisi, Rock Falls, IA; sister-in-law Betty Schober, Reno, NV and Linda (Jack) Gordon, Reno, NV and brother-in-law Wayne Ballew, Sister, MO and several nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, wife Catherine (July 27, 2014).