Robert Wesley Coover Jr. was born May 22, 1952 in Sioux City, Iowa to Robert W. and Frances L. (Johnson) Coover. Bob was raised in Sioux City and graduated from Sioux City Central High School in 1972. Following high school Bob worked at a local bakery and later went to work for Old Home Bakery in South Sioux City for 12 years.
Bob was united in marriage to Janette Kruse on Feb. 26, 1988, at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Bob and Janette were blessed with a son, Brandon.
In April 1990, Bob began working for Wells' Dairy. Bob spent most of his career working at the North Ice Cream Plant on the half gallon line.
Bob was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church. He was a dedicated member volunteering wherever needed. He also served as an usher and trustee for several years.
Bob enjoyed bowling and for the last couple of years bowled league with his son Brandon. He enjoyed watching sports from football (Hawkeyes) to NASCAR. He enjoyed following the career of Jeff Gordon. Bob also liked to follow the Chicago Cubs during baseball season.
As many people know, Bob loved to visit. He enjoyed talking sports and just visiting with family and friends. His sense of humor will be greatly missed by many.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Janette, of Le Mars; his son, Brandon, of Le Mars; five siblings: Norma Comstock, of Sioux City, Florence Palmer, of Sioux City, Mark Coover, of North Glenn, Colo., Shirley Stidd and her husband, Jack, of Nebraska City, Neb., and Linda Howell and her husband, George, of Palmyra, Neb.; a brother-in-law, Darrell Amick of Sioux City; special nephews: Roger Amick, Joe Cooper, and Adam Cooper; in-laws: Mary Ann Johnson and her husband, Kraig, of Grand Haven, Mich., Wayne Kruse and his wife, Lynette, of Le Mars, and Sharon Kruse, of Le Mars; and several nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert W. and Frances L. (Johnson) Coover; a sister, Roberta Amick; 2 brothers-in-law, Bill Palmer and Roger Comstock; and his parents-in-law, Verda and Urban Kruse.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Tim Geitz officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery, rural Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 4 p.m. today (Tuesday), at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with a 7 p.m. prayer service Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Coover, Joe Cooper, Adam Cooper, Joel Kruse, Roger Amick, Mark Mann, and Darin Amick.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.