October 1, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
with family present 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Garden Chapel Funeral Home
MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO
Pella Comfort House
April 5, 1940 - October 1, 2014
Robert Lee Plate was born on April 5, 1940, to John H. and Agnes Steenhoek Plate in Prairie City, Iowa. Robert received his early education at the Prairie City schools and then farmed. Later he moved to Pella and worked at Vermeer Manufacturing for 41 years.
In April 1965, Robert was united in marriage with Betty Garrett.
In his younger years, Robert enjoyed playing fast-pitch softball, coaching Little League baseball, and watching his son's sporting events. The family spent much time camping, which he and Betty continued until very recently.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son, step-children, seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren (with two on the way!), and his siblings: Mary Lou (Marvin) Vande Lune of Pella, and Larry (Patricia) Plate of Pella.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Leona Mae Van Sant.
He will always be remembered as a loving and kind man.
Betty Plate of Pella, Iowa
Bobby (Laura) Plate of Plano, Texas
Brittany (Anthony), Michelle
Ken (Claire) De Cook of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Jacque, Kenny (Melissa)
Don (Elaine) De Kock of Pella, Iowa
Becky (Paul) Kaefring of Iowa City, Iowa
Shelly (Chad), Heather (Brian)