Robert George Mahlin, beloved husband, dad, grandpa, brother,uncle, and friend, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. Robert “Bob” and his twin brother Richard “Dick” were born on Sunday, June 9, 1946, in Lincoln, Nebraska to parents, Kenneth and Marjorie. Bob was a good listener, kind, patient, a great friend, a talented writer, a gentle spirit, and just a funny guy.
Bob was a man who genuinely wanted to help others. One way that he helped others was through his occupation as a lawyerthroughout his professional career. Bob started his profession by studying at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and then studying Law at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He worked with the Small Business Administration until the mid-1980s. After that, Bob used his people skills, his intellect, and his willingness to serve to help people with their own legal matters.
Although Bob enjoyed his career, he had many more passions in life. From a young age, Bob had a desire to explore. At first, he liked to explore with his brothers, identical twin Dick, Tom, andKen Jr. The brothers spent a lot of time together and enjoyed living in Japan for a while during their early elementary school years. Later, Bob explored different countries with his wife, Anne and explored Anne’s home country of Thailand. Bob always had an appreciation for culture and history. He enjoyed exploring various museums like art, history, and natural science museums and attending various festivals. Bob also loved walking around the State Fair of Texas every year. Along with his love of exploring and traveling, Bob was an avid reader who enjoyed most genres and especially non-fiction and books on history. Bob was often writing or jotting notes on any piece of paper that was available, and he always preferred writing with a fountain pen. His daughters, Katy and Margaret, treasure the wish books he would write in for them every night when they were young encouraging them through their day to day experiences and leaving them with lasting memories of their dad’s unconditional love for them. When Bob wasn’t reading or writing, you could often catch him listening to National Public Radio or NPR as the hosts discussed current events and latest cultural achievements around the globe. Above all of Bob’s passions, he was most passionate about the people around him, his family and friends.
Bob Mahlin loved his family so dearly much. Bob had two children, Katy and Margaret. Bob always believed in his children from their first steps as a child to their steps into adulthood and far beyond. He was the person his children could count on to get advice about problems as well as just being a listening ear. Bob was always patient and kind. He also enjoyed having fun and making people laugh. Although his children always made Bob proud, he was extra proud when he became “Grandpa Bob” to his three beautiful grandchildren, Claire, Colleen, and Liam. His grandchildren loved to hear his stories and jokes and to just spend time hanging out with Grandpa Bob.
Robert George Mahlin is survived by his wife, Anne Mahlin; his devoted children, Kathryn “Katy” Blake and her husband, Russell, and Margaret Mahlin; his grandchildren, Claire Blake, Colleen Blake, and Liam Blake; his brother Kenneth “Ken”Mahlin, Jr. and his wife Shirley; many nieces and nephews; and many, many dear friends. Robert Mahlin is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth, Sr.; his mother Marjorie Spier; and his brothers, Richard “Dick” Mahlin and Thomas “Tom” Mahlin.
Bob made such an impact in the lives of others through hisgentle spirit, kind heart, humor and his work, but his most meaningful impact was through his love of his family and friends. His life and legacy will never be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers as signs of love and respect for Bob Mahlin, the family requests that donations be made to www.PIGA-CDG.org, an organization that was very important to Bob, in honor of his beloved 3 year old grandson, Liam Blake.