Robert D. Rote Sr.(1932 - 2013)

Robert D. Rote, Sr.

The Villages, FL

Robert D Rote, 80, of The Villages, Florida passed away August 4, 2013 at The Villages, Florida . He was born on December 2, 1932 in Guthrie County , Iowa . Robert proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and in the Army National Guard of Iowa. He was a police officer in Des Moines, Iowa for 26 years. Mr. Rote moved to The Villages ten years ago from Iowa.

Robert enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and woodworking.

Robert is survived by his wife, Helen Rote ,The Villages, FL; daughter, Robin D. (Richard) Helton , Chamberlain, SD; son, Robert D. (Kristi) Rote, Jr., California, MD; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Des Moines Police Recreation Building, 5374 N.E. 12th, Pleasant Hill, IA, 50317, on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, or Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Sentiments may be left at

Funeral Home

Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, The Villages
1511 Buenos Aires Blvd The Villages, FL 32159
(352) 753-8353

Published in Des Moines Register on Sept. 26, 2013