Robert "Bob" Wiebenga, age 62, of Yankton, South Dakota died Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Avera Yankton Care Center.
Memorial services are 3:00 PM, on Friday, August 7, 2015 at Riverview Reformed Church in Yankton with Reverend Rodney Veldhuizen officiating. Inurnment will be at the Emmanuel Reformed Cemetery in Springfield, South Dakota. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service at church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.
Bob was born May 4, 1953 in Yankton, South Dakota to Clarence and Hilda (Hento) Wiebenga. He attended Drake Country School in rural Avon, South Dakota through the eighth grade. Bob then farmed with his dad and brother until 1995 when he moved to Yankton. He married Joyce Wright on June 27, 1997 in Yankton. Bob worked at Art's Garbage, Stockman's Livestock, then for Louis Kozak delivering newspapers, Vishey Dale Electronics, Bomgaars and also assisted his wife with security at Kolberg-Pioneer. Bob was baptized at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield and then became a member of Riverview Reformed Church when he moved to Yankton. He loved the farm and feeding his cows. Bob enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle. He loved visiting with others, had a great sense of humor and always loved teasing his nieces and nephews.
Bob is survived by his wife, Joyce Wiebenga of Yankton; brother, David "Bud" (Elaine) Wiebenga of Springfield, SD; sister, Shirley Wiebenga of Clear Lake, IA; sister-in-law, Julie Wiebenga of Clear Lake; many nieces and nephews; and special friends: Jay Ruppelt, Sally, Matthew and Rebecca Tjeerdsma.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Clarence "Clancy" Wiebenga; sister-in-law, Mary Wiebenga; and nephew, Greg Wiebenga.
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I would like to express my sincere sympathy to Robert's family. We were neighbors, and I attended country school with Bob. May the Lord be with you today, and in the days ahead.
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