In Memory of Robert S. Spotts

Robert S. Spotts
Robert S. Spotts
Born: May 3, 1936
Died: May 16, 2021
Age: 85
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Robert S. Spotts
May 3, 1936 - May 16, 2021
From: Ida Grove, IA

Robert S. Spotts, age 85, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 21, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Pastor Luann Benge will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. A Visitation will be held one-hour prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., on Friday, May 21, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.   

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Robert Samuel Spotts, was born at home on May 3, 1936, in Ida Grove, Iowa, to Ralph Sr. and Ella (Gempler) Spotts. He grew up in Ida Grove and graduated from Ida Grove High School with the class of 1954.

Following graduation, Robert spent four years working in Sioux City, Iowa. He returned home to Ida Grove and Robert along with his brothers established Spotts Brothers Dray and Transfer and Spotts Farms Incorporated.

On June 22, 1958, Robert married Kathryn Sweet. He was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Ida Grove and an active member of the Ida Grove community. As a young man Robert played on the town softball team and drove a school bus for the Ida Grove Community School District for 10 years. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge lOOF 259 and bowled on the Odd Fellows Lodge bowling team. Robert also served 10 years on the Ida Grove City Council.

After 41 years Robert retired in 1999 and enjoyed traveling, spending time with his family, playing cards, and was an avid coin collector. Robert loved watching his grandchildren participate in sports, music, and drama activities.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Kathryn Spotts of Ida Grove, IA; his daughters and their spouses; grandchildren and great grandchildren; extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law, and other family members.



10:30 a.m., Friday
May 21, 2021
First United Methodist Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Pastor Luann Benge


Abby Schrunk
Adam Lansink
Andrew Lansink
Aaron Lansink
Nicholas Mauer
Tanner Thompson
Zachary Senhen
Tristian Senhen
Makayla Ernst
Sydney Ernst


One Hour Prior To Service
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
May 21, 2021
First United Methodist Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


"You Are My Sunshine"
"How Great Thou Art"
"In The Garden"
"He Walks With Me"


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 8:59 AM
“Hi Julie, so sorry for your loss God bless”
- Craig Wittmaack
Friday, May 21, 2021 at 12:17 PM
“Dear Aunt Kathy and Family....Our hearts are heavy as we all loved Uncle Robert very much. We are thinking of you all and sending wishes for peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time. Love you all. Rhonda, Mom and Jordan Paul. ”
- Rhonda Paul
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