Robert  Prose
Robert E. "Bob" Prose, 92, of Blakesburg, died at 1:55 a.m. December 3, 2019 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
He was born March 28, 1927 in Davis County, IA to Jonathan A. and Mabel Viola Bollman Prose. Bob married Bonnie LoRene Helmick on August 20, 1951.
A resident of Davis and Wapello Counties all of his life, he farmed the family farm for 17 years. Bob had worked at Barkers Poultry, John Morrell & Co., at Shafer Tractors as a mechanic, and as a mechanic at Beelers in Lancaster, MO and Ottumwa Ford, retiring in 1989.
Bob was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and Poppin' Johnnies. He enjoyed restoring and fixing tractors and building furniture and clocks.
Bob is survived by his wife, Bonnie; his daughters, Connie (Dennis) White of Blakesburg, Kathryn (George) Adams of Albia and Karen (Kenneth) Plummer of Ankeny; 7 grandchildren, Brent (Shelley) White, Brock (Brenna) White, Christopher (Katie) Adams, Aimee Adams, Natalie Plummer, Jonathan (Kelsey) Plummer and Jordan (Sarah) Plummer; 9 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, Ruth Downing and Elizabeth Sammons; 3 brothers, Thomas, Marvin and Charles Prose.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Chaplain Kelsey Plummer officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Thursday with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Serving Davis and Wapello Counties or Mt. Zion Country Chapel.
Published on December 3, 2019



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David and Christine Prose
Dec 04, 2019
Enjoyed the times with you and Bonnie over the past few years. Your stories helped me to fill in some of the past. Thank you.
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Dec 04, 2019
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