Kenneth Eugene Robus

Kenneth Eugene Robus

Kenneth Eugene Robus
March 11, 1943 – September 2, 2018
Oskaloosa (Eddyville), Iowa | Age 75

Kenneth Eugene Robus, 75, of Oskaloosa and formerly of rural Eddyville, died Sunday, September 2, 2018, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. He was born March 11, 1943, at their family home near Otley, Iowa, the son of Norman and Jeanette Bogaards Robus.

At a young age Kenny made his profession of faith at the Otley Reformed Church in Otley. Kenny graduated from Pella High School with the class of 1961. Following graduation, he continued farming with his dad in the Pella area.

On April 6, 1963, he was united in marriage to Pamela Gaass at Pella, Iowa. To this union three children were born, Susan, Deborah, and Richard. Kenny served his country in the United States Army Reserves.

In 1968, the family moved to a farm near Eddyville, Iowa. Kenny farmed that farm and raised his family there. He took great pride in being a good steward of the land and passing his knowledge of farming on to the next generation. He loved all aspects of the farm but truly enjoyed raising cattle, chopping silage, and haying.

On February 14, 2006, his wife Pam died after 42 years of marriage.

Kenny was very active in the rural Eddyville area. He served as Columbia Township Trustee for many years. He was a long-time active member of the Faith Community Church in Eddyville, where he served as both a deacon and elder, and in many other capacities over the years.

On March 6, 2009, he was united in marriage to Pam Roberts at the Faith Community Church in Eddyville.

In 2012, Kenny retired and moved into Oskaloosa. In retirement his humble servant heart was very active. He had time to visit friends and neighbors and took time to visit those who were in care facilities. He was always willing to offer a helping hand or a listening ear to those in need. Kenny was always up for a game of Pitch to pass the time. Most of all he delighted in spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. He and Pam spent many hours in the stands watching grandchildrens’ activities. He always looked forward to the annual “trip to the lake” with family and friends. At the lake he embraced the assignment of boat driver. He will be remembered as a hardworking, loving, and humble husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, and friend.

His family includes his wife, Pam Robus of Oskaloosa; three children: Susan (& Doug) Winegardner of Monroe, Deborah (& Jay) Sunderman of Pella, and Richard Robus of Waukee; 10 grandchildren: Cory, Blaise, Brock, Brandon and Becca Winegardner, Katelyn (& Christian) Rich, Jacquelyn and Andelyn Sunderman, Ethan and Zachary Robus; two great-grandchildren, Ames and Cal Rich; a sister and her husband, Connie and David Milligan of Pella; three step-children: Martina (& Brian) Vance of Eddyville, Mark (& Stephanie) Roberts of Ottumwa, and Marty (& Crystal) Roberts of Oskaloosa; 12 step grandchildren; 5 step great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his first wife, Pamela; his parents; a sister, Janice Roose; and a brother, Duane Robus.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in the Faith Community Church in Eddyville with Reverends Richard Grimes and Dan Visser officiating.
Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery at Pella.
Graveside military honors will be given by members of the Oskaloosa American Legion and V.F.W. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will begin Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in the Faith Community Church in Eddyville and the family will be at the church from 4-7 Wednesday evening to greet friends and relatives.
Memorials may be made to Faith Community Church.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Kenneth Eugene Robus please visit the Bates Funeral Chapel Sympathy Store.

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