Robert D. Love(1925 - 2014)

Robert D. Love


Robert Dale Love, 88, of Ankeny (formerly of Ames) passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 10, 2014 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home(4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at a later date in Carlisle, Iowa.

Robert was born August 20, 1925, in Prairie City, Iowa to Lester and Leila (Peck) Love. Enlisting immediately after graduation, he served as a naval officer in World War II. He earned his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State then worked several years in the industry before returning to Iowa State to earn his master's degree in Industrial Engineering. Joining the faculty, he taught for 27 years before retiring in 1987 as Associate Professor Emeritus.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Lorraine, son David (Diane), daughter Linda (Pierce) Welch, brother Glenn (Beverly) and sister Margaret (Russell )Pisle, five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald and infant sister Evelyn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ames Heartland Baptist Church and the .

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Ankeny Memorial Services of Iowa
4208 North Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA 50023

Published in Des Moines Register on Feb. 9, 2014