Robert Eugene West

Robert Eugene West

Robert Eugene West

Robert Eugene West
April 21, 1937 – January 13, 2013
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Served with Honor – United States Military Veteran

Bob Passed away Sunday afternoon at Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa at the age of 75 years, 8 months and 22 days.

As was his wish, cremation has been accorded and no funeral services will be held. His ashes will be scattered off the coast of Hawaii, as his wife Junko’s ashes were scattered.

Robert “Bobby” Eugene West, son of Clyde C. & Dorothy M. Barnes West, was born, April 21, 1937, in Oskaloosa. He was a 1955 graduate of Oskaloosa High School. June 4, 1955, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served 20 years, retiring June 24, 1974. He was united in marriage to Junko Hinohara, October 31, 1961, in Yokohama, Japan. After returning to Oskaloosa, he attended Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, where he studied the building trades for 2 years. Following his education, he started Bob’s remodeling, doing carpentry work in the Oskaloosa area until his retirement in 1989. At that time, he purchased half interest in the “Winds”; he owned and operated it until 1993. Bob was a member of the V.F.W., the American Legion and the Eagles. He continued to enjoy woodworking for many years after his retirement.

Bob’s family includes his daughters and a son-in-law, Elizabeth & Jeff Devitt of Tacoma, WA and Bonnie West of Seattle, WA; grandchildren: Robert Forrest Devitt and Margaret Devitt; brothers and a sister-in-law: Clyde D. West of Henryetta, OK and Jim and Viola West of Florida.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Junko.

Memorial contributions may be made to the V.F.W.



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