Robert White Obituary

Robert R. White
Robert "Bob" R. White
Robert R. White

January 27, 2004
Born in Valley Junction, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Robert R. "Bob" White, 81, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 from complications of prostate cancer. He was born in Valley Junction and later lived in Des Moines and Davenport, moving to Windsor Heights in 1971 upon retiring after 30 years as a motor pool foreman for the Rock Island Arsenal.

Bob went on to serve as the State Adjutant for The Iowa American Legion and most recently retired after 24 years from the Service Department at Holmes Automotive Group. He served in the 612th Engineer Light Equipment Company during WWII.

He was a life member of The American Legion and was elected to serve as Department Commander for 1968. Bob was a member of Post 26 in Davenport, serving as Post, County and District Commander.

Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Norine V. (Hild); a daughter, Chris of Windsor Heights; sons, Jerry of Davenport and Mike of Des Moines; a brother, Don of Rock Island, IL; a sister, Mary Jo Mayer of Columbus, OH; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 30 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 1230 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7 p.m. today, January 29 at Westover Funeral Home, 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines. Visitation will also take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 1 at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport. Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, February 2 at the Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to either The American Legion of Iowa Foundation or to Mercy Hospice.



Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, January 30, 2004
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Holy Trinity Catholic Church
2926 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Saturday, January 31, 2004
11:00 AM
Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery
Rock Island, IL US
Monday, February 2, 2004
11:00 AM