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In Memory of

Robert Whitaker

January 17, 1945 - June 13, 2017

Obituary


Robert Whitaker
Grimes

Robert Whitaker, 72, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in West Des Moines, surrounded by his family and now he is in the arms of the Lord. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, IA.

Robert was born January 17, 1945 in Charleston, SC to Paul and Vernice (Winterton) Whitaker. He graduated from Mason City High School and attended NIACC...

Robert Whitaker
Grimes

Robert Whitaker, 72, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in West Des Moines, surrounded by his family and now he is in the arms of the Lord. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 at McLaren's Chapel with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, IA.

Robert was born January 17, 1945 in Charleston, SC to Paul and Vernice (Winterton) Whitaker. He graduated from Mason City High School and attended NIACC in Mason City. Robert was a U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam War. He was a car dealer, professional painter and attended Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines. Robert enjoyed sports, autos, animals and was an avid NHRA fan. He dearly loved his family; there was not a person that he would not want to speak with.

Robert is survived by his wife of 50 years, Connie Whitaker of Grimes; sons, Chad and Ryan Whitaker both of West Des Moines; and half-sister, Marvyl Lambert of Mitchell, IA.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.