Robert L. Lore

robert lore
Robert LaVern (Bob) Lore, age 76, passed away April 7th, 2009 at home surrounded by family. Bob was born November 29, 1932 in Charles City, son of Eugene and Lila (Harris). January 1955 he married Maida Boggess and to this marriage five children were born, they later divorced. In 1971, he united in marriage to Bonnie Bigelow. Bob attended school in Ionia and Pearle Rock. He joined the Navy in December 1952; he was honorably discharged November 7th, 1956. He was decorated with good conduct, United Nations, Korean service and national Defense. He was a life time member of the Nashua VFW. Bob loved trucking and visiting with many people, as he hauled across all the states for many years. He worked for Allied Redi Mix in Charles City for many years. Bob enjoyed moving snow, digging in the dirt and hauling dirt. He also worked for Reicks Trucking in New Hampton. He loved to play with his Big Toys!! Bob also loved to sit at the kitchen table having coffee and visiting with everyone that would stop by. He was always voicing his opinion, joking and laughing. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie of Ionia. His children, Denise (Jerry) Conway of Austin, TX, Jeff (special friend Kay) of Bellville, TX, Bobby (Pam) of Bassett, Valerie (Mark) Tedder of Buda, TX, David Lore of Austin, TX and Michelle (Jeromy) Winter of Ionia. He is also survived by his brother Jim (H. James) of Charles City and sister-in-laws; Phyllis Council of CA, Doris Lore of IL and Mildred (Mickey) Lore of Nashua. He has 16 grandchildren, 6 great children and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, great grandson, John Anthony Fey of Austin, TX, brothers; Clayton and Marvin, and sister, Lila Jean. Cemetery: Burial will be in the Cedar View Cemetery, rural Ionia with Alan Steinlage, Dave Crandall, Steve Lowe, Ed Foxen, Jim Ashley, Roger Winter and Jim Link serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers are Fred Miller, Don Stuart, Dick Meyer and Jim Norton. Military Rites will be provided by Nashua VFW. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4PM-8PM on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at the Ionia Funeral Home in Ionia, and will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Service: Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Friday, April 10, 2009 at Ionia Funeral Chapel in Ionia, with Pastor James Mann officiating.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. Bonnie and family:
    My heart aches for you. There are so many things that come to my mind that I would like to tell you but that will be at a later date. Now just know that you aren’t alone and use all the shoulders that are offered to lean on.
    Can you imagine the stories that Mel and Bob will be telling now that they are together again. Bob was a very special person and will never be forgotten. Prayers for you and your family.

  2. No offense to my other uncles, but my Uncle Bob was absolutely the coolest. I’ve never watched Tommy Lee Jones in a movie without thinking that Uncle Bob could have done a better job. There is nothing more exciting to a 7 year old little girl growing up in the Chicago Suburbs than having her Uncle Bob pull up in a real life Semi. Like all the Lore’s, Uncle Bob had style with a Capital S. I know that one of my father’s strongest regrets is that he didn’t do more to help his little brother after their mother died. Despite the hardships he endured, Uncle Bob built a life and a family that is a proud legacy. It is so difficult not to be there to pay my respects but it comforts me to know without a doubt that the angels are sitting up and taking notice of how much Bob Lore is loved and missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Please know that even though I can’t be there with you, I am so grateful to be part of the Lore family and, that for me, losing Bob is like losing a part of my Dad and my brother all over again. My love, Karen

  3. My deepest sympathy goes out to Bonnie, Michelle and other family members during this time. I knew Bob most of my life and have fond memories of him. He always had some smart comment to make others laugh…

    My thoughts are with you during this time and for the months to come. Remember the good times and may those memories bring you much peace and inner happiness.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

  1. Light a Candle
  2. Light a Candle
  3. Light a Candle
  4. Light a Candle
  5. Light a Candle
  6. Light a Candle
  7. Light a Candle
  8. Light a Candle