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Bob Nolte

January 25, 1929 — April 19, 2017

Donald Robert Nolte, the son of George Robert and Mary Lucille (Batten) Nolte, was born in Milo, Iowa on January 25, 1929. Bob entered eternal rest on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Corning Specialty Care, Corning, Iowa, at the age of eighty-eight years, two months, and twenty-five days.
Bob lived with his family on a farm in Warren County until moving to the Corning area in 1941. He attended grade school at Washington No. 5 and graduated from Corning High School with the Class of 1947. He began farming with his father right out of high school and he would continue farming until 1996. Bob was a member of the Iowa National Guard for 20 years. Bob was united in marriage to Carol Gentle on December 3, 1966, in Winfield, Iowa. Three children blessed this union: Kimberly, Tracy, and Lori. Bob and Carol moved to Anita in 1966 and moved back to Corning in 1971.
Bob had many interests. He enjoyed woodworking and was very handy at inventing things to make his life easier. He was an avid vegetable gardener and had a special skill for growing his watermelons. Bob loved to play cribbage. Bob never had a bad word to say about anyone. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish Bob’s memory is his loving wife Carol of Corning, Iowa; daughters: Kimberly (Ed) Higgins, Corning, Iowa; Lori Nolte, Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren: Jacob Jones and Jesse Higgins; his constant four-legged companion Molly; sister: Betty (Ed) Johnson, Arizona; sister-in-law Phyllis Miller, Corning, Iowa; brother-in-law: Neil Wilmarth, Bedford, Iowa, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Bob in death were his parents; son: Tracy Nolte; grandson: Joshua Nolte; brother; Richard Nolte; sisters: Pat Waltman and Donna Wilmarth,

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