Garden Chapel

Robert L. Plate

October 1, 2014
Pella, Iowa

Friday, October 3, 2014
with family present 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella, Iowa

Pella Comfort House

In Memory Of

Robert L. Plate

April 5, 1940 - October 1, 2014

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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
          Renee (Scott)

Becky (Paul) Kaefring of Iowa City, Iowa
          Shelly (Chad), Heather (Brian)

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