Robert Ellis Obituary

Robert  Ellis
Robert Ellis
Robert Ellis

August 25, 1938 - October 7, 2021
Born in Des Moines
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Robert Leroy Ellis, 83, of Des Moines, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2021.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday October 12, 2021 at Iles Funeral Homes Grandview Park 3211 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317

Robert was born August 25, 1938, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Harold and Ora Ellis. He had one brother, Harold Jr., and one sister, Joan. Robert married the love of his life, Carolyn, on November 13, 1956.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending his time hunting and fishing. Robert was also an accomplished softball player and was inducted into the Des Moines Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame. Robert worked for the city of Des Moines’ traffic department for 25 years. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Robert is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn; his brother, Harold Jr; his parents Harold and Ora; and son-in-law Timothy Kirkpatrick.

Those left to cherish Robert’s memory include his four children, Rhonda Kirkpatrick, Jeff (Diane) Ellis, Brad Ellis (Dianne Hendee), and Shawna Ellis; as well as 25 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A luncheon will follow the memorial service at Shining Stars Daycare, 1250 NE 56th St, pleasant Hill.





Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM