Bob Kling and his wife, Susie, have called Indianola their home since 1986. Kling graduated from Shenandoah High School and received his B. A. degree in art education from the University of Northern Iowa and an M.A. degree in painting, also from UNI. He taught 12 years at Mormon Trail Community Schools and 22 years as the art teacher at Indianola High School where he retired in 2007 after 33 years in teaching in the public school. He has also been teaching at Simpson College since 2005.
Kling is a painter, potter and photographer and exhibits his work throughout the United States. His work may be found in many public and private collections and his work has been published in many books and magazines. Kling was also a columnist for the Record-Herald and Indianola Tribune for 29 years and continues to write for various publications from time to time.
Bob and Susie have one son, Jason who is a firefighter/paramedic who lives in Des Moines with his wife, Lori, a neo-natal nurse and their son, Blaize.
Bob and Susie love traveling and have taken many trips to Europe over the years. They’ve lead many European tours for students and adults. Both are avid gardeners and love working in the yard.
“I welcome any Indianola residents to call me if they have questions, problems or complaints. I’m here to serve the community and can only speak for you if you speak to me.”
“I decided to run for the Indianola City Council because I love Indianola and I want to give back to the community. I want our city workers and staff to feel good about the job they do for our community and I want our community to work together to make Indianola the city in the Des Moines Metro that we’re proud to call home!”