Robert J. DeWitt
  • Born on: February 15, 1939
  • Departed on: March 27, 2019
  • Resided in: La Porte City, IA

Robert J. DeWitt

Robert “Bob” J. DeWitt, 80, of La Porte City, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 1-4 pm, with military rites at 2 pm, at the La Porte City Veterans Memorial Hall, 302 Cedar Street.

Robert was born on February 15, 1939 to Bennie, Jr. and Flora (Hoodjer) DeWitt in Shell Rock, Iowa.  Bob was united in marriage to Janice Bowers on December 5, 1965 in La Porte City.  He was a member of the American Legion.  Bob worked in road construction for several years and was the Public Works Director for the City of La Porte City for almost 25 years.  His passion for horses drove him to raise several and show them at area horse shows over the years.  Bob enjoyed visits from his family, especially his three granddaughters.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Janice; daughter, Bobbie (Glenn) Hendryx of Mt. Auburn; granddaughters, Morgan Hendryx of Cedar Falls; Madison DeWitt of La Porte City; and Lauren Hendryx of Mt. Auburn; twin brother, Richard (Mary) DeWitt of Clarksville; a brother, Benjamin (Cathi) DeWitt of Shell Rock; sisters, Mary Guinta of Gainesville, FL and Molly Howell of Hatchbend, FL.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; son, Steven “Bud” Dewitt; and a brother, Phillip DeWitt; and brother-in-law, Chris Howell.

Memorial donations may be directed to the family.

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