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Robert “Bob” James Kilbane

Posted October 17, 2012 in Des Moines West, Obituaries, Downtown

June 18, 1949 – October 13, 2012

Bob Kilbane

Bob Kilbane, 63, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at VA Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Iles Funeral Homes – Grandview Park Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday at Iowa Veterans Cemetery.

Bob was born in Claremont, N.H. on June 18, 1949. The son of Raymond “Kelly” and Norma Kilbane, Bob grew up and attended high school in Nashua, N.H. Following high school he began his military career in the U.S. Army retiring as a Sgt. First Class in 1989. While in the army, Bob worked in communications, army recruiting, and as a guidance counselor. Living in numerous locations, he moved to Des Moines in 1985. He began working for Dee Zee Mfg. until his retirement in 2012. Bob enjoyed golf, landscaping, fishing, and his New England Patriots.

Bob is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jackie; three daughters, Jennifer, Kelley, and Meredith (Kenneth) Heermann; four grandchildren; his mother, Norma Kilbane and brother Mark Kilbane both of Nashua, N.H. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond “Kelly” Kilbane.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or a veteran’s organization of your choice. Online condolences are welcome at

Arrangements by Iles Funeral Homes ~ Grandview Park Chapel.

Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Grandview Park Chapel
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317

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