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Robert J. Hall

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Robert J. Hall

Des Moines - Robert Jerome Hall, 86, of Des Moines, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018, at Grandview Park Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018 also at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Des Moines.

Robert was born August 14, 1931, son of William Dale and Martha Belle (Walters) Hall. He received his education in Des Moines where he attended East High and later graduated from Des Moines Technical School. He continued his education at Kingsway Cathedral in Des Moines where he obtained a Masters Degree in Theology.

Robert enlisted in the United States Army where he served in Korea before returning to Des Moines following his discharge. On June 29, 1957, he married Peggy Ruth in Johnston, IA and they made their home on the east side of Des Moines all their married life. He was employed for over 55 years as a Pressman for the Des Moines Register and Tribune until his retirement.

He was a 61-year member of Grace Wesleyan (Radiant Church) where he taught Sunday School, served on various boards and committees, janitor, interim Pastor and always a faithful servant.

Robert enjoyed playing ping pong, shooting marbles, pitching horseshoes and was active in his church, but especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Melvin and Russell.

Robert is survived by his wife Peggy of 61 years, sons David M. (Karen) Hall of Des Moines, Daniel T. (Karen) Hall of Fishers, IN, Jeffrey J. (Sherrie) Hall of Des Moines, a daughter Lisa M. Ferrari of Des Moines, brothers; Dale "Roy" Hall, Norman E. Hall, Richard W. (Harriett) Hall, Charles D. (Judy) Hall and Gerald (Carol) Hall, a sister, Betty J. (Rodger) Rice, sister-in-law Sarah Hall all of Des Moines, 12 grandchildren 11 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to St. Croix Hospice, Boy Scout Troop # 99 or Radiant Church.
Published in Des Moines Register on July 12, 2018
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