Robert A. Evans (KØIQR)
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Robert A. (Bob) Evans, beloved husband of Patricia, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Hospice Kavanagh House in Des Moines, Iowa, surrounded by his family. He was born in Des Moines on January 22, 1926 to Robert and Merle (Ayres) Evans and lived on the South side of Des Moines for over 50 years.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Cornerstone Family Church, 3114 SW 61st Street with burial following at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2014 at the church.
Bob graduated from Des Moines North High School and proudly served on board the USS Turner in the United States Navy during WWII. Following his military service (where he would want us to note he developed his sincere hatred of Spam), Bob graduated from Drake University with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. In later years he was a graduate of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and served as Chief Communications Officer with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Bob retired from the State of Iowa after serving the Department of Public Safety for many years. He was a master amateur/MARS radio operator. He was a lifelong member of the Radio Club of America and the American Legion. In recent years Bob was the loving caretaker of his wife "Patty". He enjoyed time he spent with dear friends as a member of McDonald's Morning Coffee Club. Over the noon hour he loved swapping lies with Francie's Lunch Bunch where his favorite waitresses always had his iced tea waiting.
In addition to his wife Patricia, Bob is survived by his daughters, Debbie Williams, Renee (John) Swallow and Angelique (Daniel) Adams; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces, Kathy Griffith, Karen Meek and Kim Austin; He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Dorothy (Geil) Evans; and his granddaughter, Marjorie Louise Swallow.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate or Hospice of Central Iowa, www.hospiceofcentraliowa.org.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW Ninth Street Des Moines, IA 50315
Published in Des Moines Register on Feb. 23, 2014