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Robert Joseph "Bob" Eby, Jr
December 22, 1966–March 19, 2008
Robert Joseph "Bob" Eby, Jr., age 41, of Delmar, Iowa, died on Wednesday morning, March 19, 2008, in Montpelier, Iowa, from injuries received in a work related accident at the IPSCO Steel Plant.
Bob was born on December 22, 1966 in Anamosa, Iowa, to Robert Joseph Eby and Linda Lou (DeLarm) Eby. He was a 1985 graduate of Midland Community High School and then served a 4 year apprenticeship as a journeyman electrician for J. E. Merrit Contractors. He was married twice, first to Stacy Carr on September 16, 1989 in Maquoketa, and most recently to Jodi Heiser on June 26, 2004 in Niagra Falls, New York. He had worked at Dynagear, Hoof Products and for Alcoa, prior to becoming an electrical planner for IPSCO Steel, a position he held for the past 7 years.
Bob was very handy and could do just about anything. He had built the house they lived in. He also enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and often rode for charity benefits. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed golfing, hunting, snow and water skiing, and taking children to baseball and soccer games. He especially loved stock car races and gambling on the riverboat. He was known by his family as hard working, outgoing person, who was a great friend to all.
Bob is survived by his wife, Jodi Eby of Delmar; children Tyson Eby of Maquoketa, Landon Eby of Maquoketa, Chelsi Heiser of Platteville, WI, Wade Houston of Delmar & Cody Heiser of Delmar; his mother Linda Eby of Wyoming, IA; a sister Barbara Miller of Clinton, IA; & a brother Michael (Evon) Eby of Monticello. He was preceded in death by his parental and maternal grandparents & his father Robert Joseph Eby, Sr., on March 25, 1987.
A celebration of Bob's life was held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, March 25, 2008, from the Carson & Son Funeral and Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa. Burial was in the Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 14 March 2008

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