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Robert L. Romelton

Posted February 09, 2015 in Ames, Des Moines West, Obituaries, West Des Moines
Robert L. Romelton, 93, passed away on Friday February 6, 2015 at the Story County Senior Care Center in Nevada. Robert was born in Valley Junction Iowa on April 18, 1921, to Louis and Vallie (Johnson) Romelton, and lived in the Des Moines area most of his life.

Robert L. Romelton

Robert L. Romelton

Robert served in the U.S. Navy SeaBee’s during WW ll, he married Ardith Kenworthy on April 20, 1946. He worked as an Apprentice for 2 years at the Rock Island Railroad, and over 34 years as a Machinist for Meredith Publishing in Des Moines. Robert was a member of Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM on Tuesday February 10, 2015 at Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines.

He is survived by his daughter Jody (Joe) Melcher of Nevada, and a son Jon (Robin) Romelton of Decorah; one granddaughter Jenny ( Adam) Reese of Johnston ; two great grandsons Noah and Tristan Reese. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ardith, and sister Lee Alta Morine.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Nevada Public Library or Memorial Lutheran Church.


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