Robert De Noble
Robert Lee De Noble, 75, Hills, died Friday, June 12, 2020, at his home near Hills.
A funeral service was Wednesday, June 17, at the Bethel Reformed Church in Lester, Iowa. Burial followed at the Hillside Cemetery in Lester.
Robert De Noble was born June 23, 1944, to Cornelius and Henrietta (Korenberg) De Noble in Rock Rapids, Iowa. He was raised on a farm near Lester and attended school through the eighth grade in Lester.
On Dec. 18, 1964, he married Karen Kooi in the Reformed Church in Lebanon, Iowa. Shortly after their marriage they moved to their current farm near Hills, where they farmed and raised their family.
Robert attended the Bethel Reformed Church his entire life. He enjoyed farming and taking drives to check out the crops. He also enjoyed fishing, mowing the yard, watching old-time TV shows and westerns, and listening to gospel hymns. He liked to play cards and checkers with his children and grand-children. His favorite place to be was home with his grandchildren.
Robert is survived by his wife, Karen De Noble; sons Darrell De Noble of Hills, David De Noble of Rock Rapids, Brian (Kristi) De Noble of Hills; daughter Brenda (Kevin) Auch, Freeman, South Dakota; grandchildren Austin and Andrew De Noble and Kaylee, Paige and Tannen Auch; sisters Lyda (Harold) Timmerman of Rock Rapids, Betty Kooima of Rock Valley, Iowa, and Cheryl (Darrell) Hoekstra of Alton, Iowa; brothers Marlin (Judy) De Noble of Hills and Dwight (Alvina) De Noble of Larchwood, Iowa; sisters-in-law Grada Raak of Milford, Iowa, Bertha (Duane) Vos of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Renzella Kempema of Sioux Falls; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Conrad De Noble; his parents-in-law, Ellis and Christine Kooi; and brothers-in-law Rich Kempema and Cliff Raak.
Arrangements were provided by Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids, www.jurrensfh.com.