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Robert Buhrmaster

Posted June 03, 2013 in Obituaries, West Des Moines

January 22, 1920 – May 30, 2013

Robert Buhrmaster

Robert Buhrmaster

Robert Buhrmaster, 93, passed from this life on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at University Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Des Moines. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel. Private burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.

Robert was born to Ralph and Connie (Koop) Buhrmaster on January 22, 1920, in Burlington, IA. He served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII and was a member of the Highland Park American Legion and DAV Chapter 20. He lived in Des Moines most of his life and was a graduate of Altoona High School and a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Mid Iowa Woodcarvers Association. Robert retired from Merrill Axle Service in 1981, after 43 years of service.

Robert is survived by his two daughters, Beverly (Russel) Morehead of Carpentersville, IL and Sherry (Jon) Smith of Urbandale; granddaughter, Romy (Craig) Brown of San Diego, CA; grandson, Adam (Adriana) Morehead of Prairie Village, KS; and great-granddaughters, Audrey and Celeste Morehead of Prairie Village, KS; and great-grandson, Isaac Brown of San Deigo, CA. Robert was preceded in death by wife of 66 years, Sylvia Madeline Brasted Buhrmaster; parents, Ralph and Connie Buhrmaster; and a daughter, Lila Buhrmaster.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blank Children’s Hospital or DAV. Online condolences may be sent to


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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