Robert Watkins of Jefferson died Nov. 12, 2020 at Bickford nursing home in Sioux City.

Robert Fay Watkins was born Jan. 7, 1932 to Lester and Bertha (Moise) Watkins in Sioux City.

He married Lula Kiefer Jan. 7, 1950 at Sioux City; they were blessed with four children – Joetta (Dewey)Austin and Roberta (Larry) Minter, all of Jefferson; Richard (Jackie) Watkins of Salem, SD; and Thomas Watkins of Sioux Falls.

Mr. Watkins worked for several meat packing plants. He was head of maintenance at I.B.P. for over 35 years in Dakota City.

Robert Watkins

Robert Watkins

He and his wife are blessed with 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, his children and grandchildren and two sisters, Darlene Sutton of Elba, AL and Lavonne Prescott of Marcus, IA.