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Robert V. Humpleby

January 19, 1932 June 25, 2019
Robert V. Humpleby
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Obituary for Robert V. Humpleby

Robert V. Humpleby, “Bob”,87, of Coralville, peacefully passed into Heaven at The Gardens of Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

Born January 19, 1932 in Muscatine, Iowa, the son of Vernon and Zelma (Diller) Humpleby, Bob grew up in Muscatine and as a child worked in the family button factory. He graduated from Muscatine High School where he was known for his drawing skills and charging one piece of paper to create a drawing for friends. There he developed his love for fishing and entertaining with his “fish stories.”

He began his first career as a grocer and met and married Danetta M. “Dee” Rowe on May 10, 1952. Five days later he left for the army.
Bob served as a corporal in the US Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954 and was a longtime member of the Iowa City VFW. He returned to his family and the grocery business. The couple moved their family to Iowa City in 1965. He always enjoyed his Hawkeyes and Cubs.

His second career was to join his brother Ed in the business of selling cookware. Bob was a born salesman and traveled rural Iowa during this time. After a number of successful years, he moved to his final career.

Bob became an insurance agent for Principal Financial Group for many years, retiring in 1996. His faith was a vital part of him and he was a 37 year member of Bethany Baptist Church in Iowa City and later was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church of Iowa City. He was a dedicated worker and had a heart to serve others as well as make them laugh.

Survivors include his son Jeff (Cindy) of Coralville; grandchildren, Josiah (Ashley), Luke, Anna Jo and a great-grandson on the way; brother, Ed Humpleby (Twyla) of Coralville; sister Linda Wells (Kenneth) of Muscatine, Iowa and ten nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.

Bob’s parents, his wife Dee and brother Kenneth preceded him in death.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 2, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Lensing's Oak Hill, 210 Holiday Road in Coralville. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 am Wednesday at Lensing's Oak Hill. Burial with military rites will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. A luncheon will be held at Grace Community Church.

If desired, memorials may be directed to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church or The Robert Humpleby Memorial Fund.

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4:00 PM 7/2/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/2/2019 7:00:00 PM
Lensing's Oak Hill

210 Holiday Road
Coralville, IA 52241

Lensing's Oak Hill
210 Holiday Road Coralville 52241 IA
United States





11:00 AM 7/3/2019 11:00:00 AM
Lensing's Oak Hill

210 Holiday Road
Coralville, IA 52241

Lensing's Oak Hill
210 Holiday Road Coralville 52241 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Oak Hill Cemetery -- Coralville Final Resting Place

1st Avenue North and Russell Slade Boulevard
Coralville, IA 52241

1st Avenue North and Russell Slade Boulevard Coralville 52241 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

140 Gathering Place Lane
Iowa City, IA 52246

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