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Robert “Bob” O. Wallace

Posted August 06, 2013 in Beaverdale, Clive, Obituaries

April 6, 1924 – August 4, 2013

Bob Wallace

Bob Wallace

Bob Wallace, 89, passed away peacefully August 4th at Kavanagh House on 56th Street. He was born in Des Moines, IA on April 6th, 1924 to Elmer and Marie Wallace. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1942. Bob entered into active military service with the Army Air Corps in May 1943. Bob married Doreen “Dody” Moreland, December 18, 1943 at Jefferson Barracks, MO. Bob and Dody were married 51 years. Two years after Dody’s passing in 1994, Bob met Marjorie Zarley and they were married August 31st, 1996. Bob and Marge enjoyed 17 years of married and spent their later years together at Scottish Rite Park.

Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his son, Chan Wallace (Marty) of Altoona; his daughter, Connie Withey (Bill) of Des Moines. Grandchildren include: Brian Nicholson (Jen) of Woodbury, MN; Sarah Kessenger (Tom) of Everett, WA; Chris Wallace (Danielle) of Altoona; and five great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by his step-children: Deborah Beres (Jim); Craig Zarley (Debra); Marcia Taylor (John); and Lori Lawson (Dave).

Bob worked and retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 35 years. He had a life long love of sailing, golf and traveling with friends. He was a member of Gnemeth Lodge and the Scottish Rite. Bob and Marge were active members of Wakonda Christian Church and the Des Moines Gyros Club.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Wakonda Christian Church with family receiving visitors starting at 1. A private interment will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Wakonda Christian Church, Scottish Rite Park, or HCI Care Services.

Information provided by:
Brooks Funeral Care
7975 University Blvd.
Clive, IA 50325

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