Robert Saf Obituary

Robert   Saf
Bob Saf
Robert Saf

January 30, 1929 - May 9, 2021
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Clive, Iowa
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Robert "Bob" Lawrence Saf, 92, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021, at Woodland Creek Retirement Community in Clive, IA. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3, at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines. Private interment will follow at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, Iowa.

Bob was born January 30, 1929, in Des Moines, IA, to John and Esther (Wallner) Saf. He married Mae Lou Reeck on April 9, 1949 in Des Moines.

Bob served in the US Army. He was a fireman for 10 years for the City of Des Moines and then worked as a director of Electrical training for Iowa Electricians Education Trust for 13.5 years. He was a member of Electrician - Local Union 347, Lutheran Church of Hope, Chairman of the Iowa State Vocational Education Commission, National Training Director's Association, Central Iowa Employment and a member of the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine.

Bob is survived by his children, Jeannie Saf of Lee's Summit, MO and Ronald Saf of Des Moines, IA; eleven grandchildren, Tim (Jessy) Pardue, Jeff (Erica) Pardue, Jason Pardue, Kellie Weiss, Tawnia Martin, Clint Robbins, Justin (Kristin) Saf, Katie Saf, Robbie (Kristin) Saf, Hannah Saf, and Harley Williams; thirteen great-grandchildren, Brittney, Geordyn, Taelor, C.J., Lily, Fayelynn, Jaden, Wyatt, Mac, Adilynn, Clint Jr., Noah, and Brenden; six great-great grandchildren, Mathew, Jacob, Harper, Teigenh, Chadeyn, and Rex. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Lou Saf, his parents, his son, Michael Saf, and brother, Ronald V. Saf.

Memorial contributions may be made to the UnityPoint Hospice or Lutheran Church of Hope. Online condolences will be welcomed at





Celebration of Life
Lutheran Church of Hope
925 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA US 50266
Thursday, June 3, 2021
11:00 AM