Robert L. Spidle Obituary

Robert L. Bob Spidle
Bob Spidle
Robert L. Bob Spidle

April 4, 1925 - September 15, 2010
Born in Garden Grove, IA
Resided in West Des Moines, IA
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Robert L. "Bob" Spidle, 85, died of cancer on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, at Iles Funeral Homes – Westover Chapel in Des Moines. Cremation rites will take place following the service on Saturday. Private burial will take place at a later date at Leon Cemetery in Leon, Iowa.

Bob was born on April 4, l925 to Carl Melvin and Hilda (Phipps) Spidle in Garden Grove, Iowa. After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, Bob received his B.A. degree from Simpson College and his M.A. degree from what is now Truman State University. He worked in education for 38 years, teaching, coaching and counseling, with the last 20 years being at Valley High School, retiring in 1988. Bob truly enjoyed working with young people. He was a member of West Des Moines United Methodist Church and a charter member of West Des Moines Elks Lodge #2752. Bob will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bonnie Spidle; four daughters, Jane (Kevin) Pratt, Linda (Nick) King, Marlys Malone and Carol Clark; one son, Robert J. "Jim" Spidle; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Leo, Joe, Cecil and Albert; two sisters Eda and Betty; and his first wife, Lela.

The family will greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to either: Mercy Hospice in Johnston or West Des Moines Elks Lodge #2752.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, September 17, 2010
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Westover Funeral Home
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Saturday, September 18, 2010
11:00 AM

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Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131
West Des Moines Elks Lodge #2752
2060 N.W. 94th Street
Clive, IA US 50325