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Robert Dean Cosner passed away reuniting with his loving wife, Jane, on August 29, 2017. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Brooks South Town Chapel: 7601 Fleur Dr., Des Moines. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service, also at the chapel.
Robert was raised in Ottumwa, Iowa. He graduated from Ottumwa High school, where he met his high school sweet heart, Jane Tully. They were united in marriage on July 18, 1956. Shortly after they began their married life, Robert enlisted in the United States Air Force. He retired from the military after 20 years of service to his country. He was an avid golfer and proud Republican. He loved his family, and will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his children: Robert L. (Julie) Cosner, Tracey (Steve Downey) Cosner-Bills, and Brenda (Tony Rincon) Cosner; grandchildren: Stacia, Dawn, Tyler, Dustin, Robert, Tanna, Dillon, Dallas, Julie Ann, and Dakota; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Rusty.
Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jane; and 9 siblings.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Published on August 31, 2017
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