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Robert Dale Love

Posted February 10, 2014 in Ankeny, Obituaries

August 25, 1925 – February 5, 2014

Bob Love

Bob Love

Robert Dale Love, 88, of Ankeny (formerly of Ames) passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 10, 2014 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home(4208 N. Ankeny Blvd), in Ankeny. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at a later date in Carlisle, Iowa.

Robert was born August 20, 1925, in Prairie City, Iowa to Lester and Leila (Peck) Love. He grew up in Carlisle, Iowa, graduating from high school in 1943. Enlisting immediately after graduation, he served as a naval officer in World War II. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State then worked several years in industry before returning to Iowa State to earn his master’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Joining the faculty, he taught for 27 years before retiring in 1987 as Associate Professor Emeritus. One highlight of his career was to study the Building and Grounds department at the State House in Des Moines at the request of Governor Harold Hughes.

Bob enjoyed woodworking and made a large variety of furniture pieces for his children, grandchildren and many friends, with many pieces still in use. He was a member of Ames Heartland Baptist Church and a longtime member of Story County Housing.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Lorraine, son David (Diane), daughter Linda (Pierce) Welch, brother Glenn (Beverly) and sister Margaret (Russell )Pisle, five grandchildren Brian (Amye ) Love, Stephanie (Keith ) Burton, Jason (Jenica)Welch, Christine (David)Ryburn, and Adam (Kristi) Welch, 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald and infant sister Evelyn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ames Heartland Baptist Church and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Information provided by:
Memorial Services of Iowa
4208 North Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023

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