July 5, 2019

Start Time:

1:00 PM


Merle Hay Funeral Home


4400 Merle Hay Road

Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Arrangements By:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Robert West

Robert West, 61, of Ankeny, Iowa passed away on July 2, 2019 at home.

A Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Merle Hay Funeral Home at 4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.

Robert Lee West was born on May 15, 1958 in Des Moines, Iowa. He was the son of William and Dorothy (Olson) West. Bob attended school in the Des Moines Community School District and graduated from Hoover High School with the class of 1976. Bob was united in marriage to Kelly Peifer at the Immanuel United Methodist Church in Des Moines, Iowa. He worked for Principal Financial Group in disability claims for 20 plus years.  Bob enjoyed bike riding, art, and anything outdoors. He never knew a stranger and will be remembered as a kind, friendly man.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 36 years, Kelly, sons, Bill (Alyssa Bustillos) West and Brad (Ivy Smith) West all of Des Moines, sister, Susan Barnett of Memphis, Tennessee, Don (Mary Beth) West of Des Moines, Iowa and Bill (Sheila) West of Des Moines, Iowa.

In death Bob rejoins his parents, William and Dorothy West.


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