Graveside Services: Will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Greenfield Cemetery. Pastor David Kincaide will officiate the service.
Visitation: There will be no public visitation.
Memorials: To the Robert Piper memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date.
Robert Lee “Bob” Piper went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 4, 2013 at North Park Health & Rehabilitation Center in McKinney, Texas, at the age of 82. Bob was born on August 28, 1930, the son of Clyde and Lillian (Ledgerwood) Piper in Greenfield, Iowa.
Bob graduated from Greenfield High School and attended Buena Vista College. He was married on January 21, 1951 to Phyllis Donnellan - now of State Center, Iowa. To this union were born Nickala Nelson (Dale) – State Center, Iowa; Tamara Lasley (Bruce) – Dallas, Texas; and Richard Piper (Diane Scott) – Greenfield, Iowa. Bob and Phyllis moved from Greenfield and raised their family in Albany, Oregon; Bellevue, Washington; and Houston, Texas.
Bob was a member of the First Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. Bob enjoyed walking, gardening, TV Westerns, and throughout his lifetime enjoyed several pet dogs.
Bob is survived by his wife Rosemary Piper, Cypress, Texas; by his children and their spouses; grandchildren Moriah Kouba of West Des Moines, Iowa; Kai Kouba (Hayley) - Marshalltown, Iowa; great grandchildren Claire and Cameron Kouba – Marshalltown, Iowa; brother Richard Piper of Portland, Oregon; brother Dean Piper (Darlene) of Bellevue, Washington; lifelong friend George Pierce of Greenfield, Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews cousins other relatives and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; twin sister, Mary Joanne Keller, her husband Raymond and son Robert Keller; sister, Shirley Stowell and her husband Don.