Robert "Bob" Lee Judge
MAY 13, 1930 ~ DECEMBER 2, 2018 (AGE 88)
Bob Judge, of Des Moines, died peacefully at home with his family on Sunday afternoon, December 2, 2018.
A visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, December 7th followed by a Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church in Des Moines. Memorial Contributions can be made to Mercy Hospice.
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Bob's Life Story
Robert Lee "Bob" was born in Janesville, Wisconsin on May 13, 1930, to Christopher and Selma (Peterson) Judge. He was raised in Melrose, Iowa and graduated from Melrose High School. He served four years in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Bob later was a conductor for the Rock Island Railroad. In 1981, he opened Bob’s Tools, a family business still open today. In his free time, he enjoyed many hobbies; playing cards, gardening, quail hunting, water skiing, golfing, shuffle board, and dancing. He skillfully applying the same dance move to every song! Bob and Suzann enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona, where Bob reigned as “The Shuffle Board King”, honed his golf game, and hiked several mountains. Surviving Bob is his wife, Suzann; four children, Jeff (Dana), Jim (Rhonda), David (Cheri), and Ann (Glenn) Van Treeck; a brother, Bill (Virginia); a sister-in-law, Nancy; 11 grandchildren, Adam, Chris, Casey, Bob, Ben, Janssen, Josh, Luke, Jacob, Claire, and Joe; 9 great-grandchildren; and a of host nieces and nephews. Bob is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Chris.
The Bob's Tools Story
Bob Judge established his tool business in 1981. After working for the Rock Island Railroad for 26 years, he began selling tools out of his van. Bob's Tools is a great example of the "American Way". From selling tools out of his van, Bob Judge has built a successful business. It didn't happen overnight, but it did happen because of his hard work, dedication, and most of all, his honesty and integrity in taking care of his customers. This Online tool store is just one more step into the future for a great company and a good man!
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