Robert K. 'Bob' Baxter
Bob Baxter
Robert K. 'Bob' Baxter

April 3, 1948 - August 2, 2018
Born in Atlantic, Iowa
Resided in Urbandale, Iowa
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Robert Kenneth Baxter, 70, died at his home in Urbandale, IA, on Thursday, August 2, 2018. He was born April 3, 1948 in Atlantic, IA to Kenneth & Lucille (Grey) Baxter.

Bob is survived by his children, Ken Baxter, Dena (Dana) Cox, Scott Baxter, and Robyn (M. F. Vinny Blue) Brundage, sisters, Phyllis (Ted) Johnk, Roberta (Bernie) Reising, grandchildren, Emma Baxter, Owen Baxter, Eden Baxter, Madison Cox, Mickey Greene, Chase Brundage, Cameron Brundage, and great grandchild, Braxton. Preceding him in death were his parents.

Following high school Bob was in the U.S. Army, serving in S.E. Asia. His vision of having his own company culminated in Bax Sales, Inc., an industrial fastener distributor beginning in 1996. After retiring he passed the torch to the next generation.

Bob loved life and was the life of the party. With his big heart and generosity, he enjoyed the company of friends and family. Bob enjoyed many, many hobbies over the years. Including stints at raising chickens and bee keeping. Most of all, he loved nothing better than getting on his Harley and traveling the open road.

A memorial gathering will be Saturday, August 11, 2018, 2 to 4pm, Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50322. The family will greet friends for these two hours, with a closing prayer at 4pm. Everyone will then be invited to join the family at the Cottontail Lounge, 3700 Dennis Dr., Urbandale for food and "cocktails". Norm wanted to "turn the crank" one last time.


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Memorial Gathering
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Saturday, August 11, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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