Robert Plagge Obituary

Robert  Plagge
Robert Plagge
Robert Plagge

March 19, 1921 - March 22, 2009
Born in Latimer, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Robert H.W. Plagge died, March 21, 2009 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines following a brief illness.

Services will be Monday, March 30 2009 at 3 p.m. at Westover Funeral Home, 6337 Hickman Road, burial following at Glendale Cemetery. Visitation is from 1-3 p.m. Monday at Westover.

Robert was born March 19, 1921 in Latimer, Iowa to Fred C. and Amanda Plagge. He graduated from Alexander High School. He then attended Luther College until his enlistment in the Army Air Corps in 1942 during WWII. He served his country as a 1st Lt. B4 bomber pilot with tours in most of Europe. On his return he graduated from Iowa State University. He married Letha Kent on March 31, 1947 divorcing in 1972. Settling in Cedar Falls with the Federal Land Bank for 28 years, he married Mary Virginia Russell in 1982, making their home in Des Moines where he was with Iowa Realty.

Robert is survived by his wife Mary Virginia; children, Paula van Deest (Tom), Cedar Rapids, Mari Plagge (Charles Rabkin), Potomac, MD, Bob Plagge, Atkin, MN, Kirk Plagge (Sue), Boise, ID; grandchildren, Sarah van Deest, Leah, Alexander and Martha Rabkin, Amanda, Emma and Connor Plagge.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dale; sister, Bernice Stadtlander; grandson, Benjamin and step daughter, Mary Payne.

The family would like to thank Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Iowa Methodist and Genesis Health Center for all the wonderful attention and care Bob was given.

Memorial donation may be made to The Robert Plagge Memorial Fund.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Visitation
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, March 29, 2009
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Service
Westover Funeral Home
PENDING
PENDING, IA US PENDING
Monday, March 30, 2009
3:00 PM
Cemetery
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Monday, March 30, 2009