Robert "Bob" L. Van Nevele

May 28, 2019
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Graveside Services: 11:15 AM, Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 3669 Logan Ave., Waterloo.


10:00 to 11:00 AM, Saturday before services at Garden View Chapel, 3655 Logan Ave., Waterloo.


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


may be directed to the Cedar Bend Humane Society


Robert "Bob" L. Van Nevele, 76, of Waterloo, died at UnityPoint Health—Allen Hospital Tuesday, May 28, 2019. He was born October 13, 1942, in Littleton, IA, son of Andrew and Mary Boody Van Nevele.

Bob married Della Pearl Wright on October 19, 1963, in Minnesota; she died September 12, 2006. He retired from John Deere after 30 years.

Bob enjoyed his special time with friends, drinking coffee, and playing cards. He enjoyed a good history book and, he loved to travel especially to Belgium.

He is survived by sons: Curtis Wright‚ Waterloo, Paul Wright‚ Evansdale, Starrett (Marcia) Wright‚ Waterloo; a daughter, Angela (Ken) Porter‚ Waterloo; a brother, Alvin Van Nevele‚ Evansdale; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a brother, Charles Van Nevele; and a grandson, Troy Scroggins.


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  1. Sharon Krsek | May 30, 2019
    Angie you have my deepest sympathy. May God help you and your family through this time..
  2. Aimé and Godelieve Geirland - Pollier | May 30, 2019
     Our sincere condolences to the family. We only met Bob for the first time in 1991, after he wrote a letter to the archive service at our town hall, asking if there were still any living relatives of his father, who was born in his parents' house in 1902 on the Kruisken district, Adegem municipality. Bob's grandfather Charles, founded here a café with a small grocery store in 1900, where he died in 1911, and his widow Melanie, moved in 1912 with her children to the U.S., where some of her brothers already lived. It was a moving moment when Bob first came into his father's birth house, which after almost a hundred years, was still standing there as a café. Every time Bob came to Belgium, we once went with him to the place where his father and grandfather had lived. We will never forget Bob, during our two visits to him, we met his family, and when he came to Belgium, he also got to know a lot of our family and friends here. The many pictures and videos that we have taken of him, and with him, we will often look back with nostalgia on them These beautiful memories, we will carry in our hearts for the rest of our lives. May Bob rest in peace with his beloved wife Della, and we wish his family and friends, a lot of strength to cope with the loss of that good man. It`s hard to find the right words to comfort his family and friends, who will now have to miss him, just as we miss him.             From Adegem Belgium, our deepest sympathy, Aimé and Godelieve
  3. Van de Wynckel-Geirland | May 29, 2019
    Our sincere condoleances to the whole family. We will miss our American friend immensely. We will always treasure his friendship and keep him forever in our hearts and thoughts. May he rest in peace now, with his beloved wife Della. Lots of love and deepest sympathy from Bob's Belgian family. Ronny, Manuela, Chelsea, Sydney, Shawnee, Kimberley, Dayton 

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