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Robert "Bob" De Jong

April 4, 1939 ~ September 20, 2022 (age 83)


Robert “Bob” De Jong was born on April 4, 1939, to Cornie and Elizabeth De Jong in Leighton, Iowa.  Bob passed away on September 20, 2022, in Red Wing, Minnesota.  Bob grew up in bucolic Leighton, Iowa, and graduated from Pella Christian High School. 

Bob met Jean Malloy through friends, and they were married on March 23, 1963, in Oskaloosa.  To this union they were blessed with five children:  Rusty, Angie, Dave, Tammy, and Ben.  He cherished Jean and her death in 2016 left a hole that was never filled.

He farmed for many years and finished his working years as a truck driver.

Bob was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Leighton for over 40 years.  In more recent years, he had attended church at First Reformed Church in Pella, prior to his move to Red Wing, Minnesota. 

Some of Bob’s favorite hobbies were jigsaw puzzles and Sudoku.  But his true hobby was four-point pitch, at which he was as good as anyone.

Those left to cherish his memory are his five children:  Rusty and Chris De Jong, Angie and Tom Walter, Dave and Amy De Jong, Tammy Rankin, and Ben and Kristal De Jong; fourteen grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.  Bob is survived by his sister Glenda and Marion Klyn of Pella, Iowa, sisters-in-law Phyllis Allgood of Muskego, Wisconsin, and Marcia Michelson of Lauderhill, Florida, and brother-in-law Dale and Sally Malloy of Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife Jean, and parents Cornie and Elizabeth De Jong.

Bob’s family:

            Rusty and Chris De Jong of Green Castle, Missouri

                        Beth Phelps

                        Jessica De Jong

                        Josh De Jong

                        Corby De Jong

Ladan, Maci, Presley, & Aaliyah of Jessica

Norah and Bennett of Elizabeth

Remington of Josh

Noah of Corby

            Angie and Tom Walter of Ellicott City, Maryland

                        Travis Walter

                        Rachel Walter

                        Alyssa Walter

            Dave and Amy De Jong of Red Wing, Minnesota

                        Abe De Jong

                        Cecelia De Jong

                        Lou De Jong

            Tammy Rankin of Knoxville, Iowa

                        Ella Rankin

                        Isaac Rankin

            Ben and Kristal De Jong of Cedar Falls, Iowa

                        Kaleah De Jong

                        Adeline De Jong



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September 30, 2022

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219
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Funeral Service
October 1, 2022

10:00 AM
Ebenezer Reformed Church
405 Otley Street
Leighton, IA 50143
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Interment following funeral service
October 1, 2022

Evergreen Cemetery
Eaton Avenue
Leighton, IA 50143


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