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Robert R. Ehrhart

West Des Moines

Robert R. Ehrhart, 75, died on January 7, 2006 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2007 at Plymouth Congregational Church, 4126 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa with burial in the Plymouth Congregational Church Memorial Garden. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Care, 7975 University Blvd, Clive, Iowa.

Bob was born in Aurora, Illinois and had lived in West Des Moines for the last 36 years. He was a 1954 graduate of Northwestern University and their Athlete of the Year in 1954. He was the Drake Relays Director at Drake University until his retirement in 2000. Bob was a US Marine Corps veteran, member of Plymouth Congregational Church, Isaac Walton League, and board member of the Senior Olympics. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseshoes and billiards.

He will be missed by his wife, Marlene; sons, Stephen (Julie) of Monmouth, IL and Michael (Jennifer) of Eagan, MN; daughters, Cindy (Dave) Hansen of Eagan, MN and Leanne (Dave) Beissenherz of Lee’s Summit. MO; seven grandchildren, Lindsay, Megan, Bridget, Katie, Michael, Kyle and Jenna; one brother and one sister. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to his church, Drake University Baton Club or any Hospice Organization of Donor’s Choice.

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