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Robert Eugene "Bob" Vest

November 19, 1937 July 11, 2009
Robert Eugene "Bob" Vest
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Obituary for Robert Eugene "Bob" Vest

Robert Eugene “Bob” Vest, 71, of Coggon, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, July 11, 2009.  
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2009, at Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church, 212 E. 4th St., Vinton, with Pastor Lanette Sue Van officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home, 1212 First Ave., Vinton, and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.  Following services, his body will be cremated.  
Bob was born November 19, 1937, in Vinton, the only son of Robin and Alberta Aten Vest.  He graduated from Washington High School in Vinton.   Bob worked various jobs throughout his life, such as for the City of Cedar Rapids and Benton County.  He also did tuckpointing and worked for D.C. Taylor.  Some of his jobs were also his hobbies.  He worked as a horse trainer and participated in shows; he also worked as a farrier shoeing horses.  He took special interest in helping lame horses.  He traveled the world as a dog clinician and was a gifted dog trainer.  
Bob is survived by two daughters: Elaina (Dennis) Kriegel of Coggon and Carolyn Trinkle of Cedar Rapids; four sisters: Dona Vest, Bernice Wilson and Carol (Dick) Wood, all of Vinton, and Cathie (Jim) Struck of Marion; eight grandchildren: Nathan (Nicole) and Sarah Trinkle, Tyler Trinkle-Pender, Dawn (Mark) McCormick, Brandon (Brooke) Kriegel, Jesseca Zaruba, Shannon and Dusty Kriegel; and four great-grandchildren: Emily and Brenna Trinkle, Eva Zaruba and Braydon Kriegel.  
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister: Emma Thomsen; two brothers-in-law: Wallace Wilson and Ralph Thomsen; and one nephew, Robert Allen Thomsen.


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