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“I worked with Bob at Century 21 Gray Real Estate. Bob was always very helpful and kind--always a gentleman. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
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Robert Eugene Van Doren, 96, of Ames died December 2, 2010 at The Abington on Grand in Ames. Funeral Service will be 1:30pm Tuesday December 7, 2010 at Adams Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Ames Municipal Cemetery.
Robert was born January 29, 1914 in LuVerne, Ia. to Walter Eugene and Anna (Burnett) Van Doren. He married Cora Bailey on June 29, 1935 in Fort Dodge. Robert and Cora celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary this year at Riverside Manor with family and friends.
Robert was a real estate agent for many years with Century 21 of Ames and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Ames, the Ames Masonic Lodge, and the Ames Elks Lodge. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, camping and traveling. Robert and Cora also enjoyed spending their winter months in Arizona.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Patricia (Elton) Jansen of Estes Park, Co.; a son, Kieth Van Doren of Centennial, Co.; eight grandchildren, Jane (Dean) Petersen, of San Diego, Ca., John (Marci) Jansen, Grundy Center, Ia., Steve (Kelli) Van Doren, Columbia, Mo., Tom (LeAnne) Van Doren, Richmond, Va., Matt (Sara) Van Doren, Southbury, Ct., Chris (Stephanie) Van Doren, Mims, Fl., Kurt Van Doren, Chico, Ca. and Robert Van Doren, Des Moines, Ia.; niece, Kathy Maxwell, Ames; 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; a son, James Robert Van Doren; sister, Beulah Van Doren; brothers; Elwin (Al) Van Doren, Clifford (Tip)Van Doren and Carroll (Tad)Van Doren.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Ames.
Condolences may be left online at www.adamssoderstrum.com

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