Robert "Bobby" DeBord, 56, of Creston, died Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Mary O'Riley will officiate.
Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell.
Open visitation, with family receiving friends will be 9-11:00 a.m. Saturday, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.powersfh.com.
Robert Eugene DeBord was born February 7, 1960 in Creston, IA., to Dorothy Jean Sherer and Robert Lynn DeBord. Bobby grew up in Creston and graduated from Creston High School in 1978 and graduated from the Southwestern Community College Masonry School. Bobby worked for Berry Brothers Masonry. In the early 1980's, he worked in Oklahoma doing casing work for oil wells. Next, he worked with Western State out of Fallon, Nevada.
On March 17, 1990, Bobby married Shawna Rouh in Creston. Settling in Creston, Bobby worked at various times with Berry Brothers Masonry, then with Gits Mfg. Shawna and Bobby later divorced. He did janitor work at the Creston High School in 2001 to 2003, and then for ten years with Wellman Dynamics as foundry support.
Bobby was a member of the United Church of Christ Congregational in Creston and also attended the Prescott United Church of Christ. He was a member of the Creston Eagles Lodge. Bobby was a board member and volunteer for the Creston Area Food Pantry, Inc. and volunteered with the Creston Reads Program.
Survivors include his daughter Abbey (husband Matthew) Brown of Des Moines, IA.; son Logan DeBord of Creston; three brothers, Charlie (wife Carolyn) DeBord of Mackburg, IA.; Corey DeBord of West Des Moines, IA.; Corby DeBord of Waukee, IA.; and two sisters, Sheryl (husband Cary) Phillipe of Creston and Janet (husband Robert) Caccamo of Chandler, Ariz., special friends, Kirby & Ronda Berry of Creston and Rick & Ginger VanPelt of Creston; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Jay Marmon and infant son, Austin Kirby DeBord.
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