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Bob Deboer

August 28, 1959 — June 5, 2020

Little Rock, IA

Bob deBoer age 60 of Little Rock, IA passed away Friday, June 5, 2020 at his home surrounded by family after a brave battle with lung cancer.

Memorial services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Tabernacle Baptist Church in George, IA with Pastor Bryan Anderson officiating. 

There will be coffee and cake following the service in the church fellowship hall.  We will be following social distancing guidelines throughout the church and sanctuary.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 10th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George with family present.  We will be following social distancing guidelines in the funeral home during visitation.

Robert John deBoer was born August 28, 1959 in Rock Rapids, IA to Herbert and Luella (Pruismann) deBoer.  He graduated from Little Rock High School.  On August 11, 1984 he was united in marriage to Flo Prins in Sibley, IA.  The couple made their first home in Little Rock.  They then lived in Spearfish, SD, George, IA and Beaman, IA. They then moved to the family farm in Little Rock, IA, where they raised their children and have lived for 28 years. 

Bob referred to himself as a “jack of all trades, master of nothing”.  He truly could fix anything and was constantly tinkering on something.  Bob had a passion for racing and spent most of his track time at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids.  He loved the competition and the many friendships that were made, but mostly he loved sharing this passion with his son Jon.

Bob has been sober for 35 years and was passionate about Alcoholics Anonymous.  He was proud of his sobriety and willing to help others in their walk, which he did many times.

He is survived by his wife of over 35 years, Flo deBoer; son, Jonathan (Marji) deBoer of Little Rock; daughters, Jennifer (Rich) Cobb of Sioux Falls, SD and Melissa (Derrick) Nelsen of Little Rock, IA; granddaughters, Gabriella and Lillian Cobb; sisters, Ruth (Allen) Jacobs of Garden Valley, ID and Ellen (Larry) Engelmann of Miller, SD; brother-in-law, Ardell (Nancy) Prins of Broomfield, CO; sisters-in-law, Charlene Long and Valerie (Erwin) Heber all of Sioux Falls, SD; eight nephews; and four nieces and other extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Luella deBoer, brother, Arend deBoer, and niece, Brenna Engelmann.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Jurrens Funeral Home of George

300 East Dakota Avenue, George, IA 51237

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Memorial Service

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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