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Robert E. Case

December 17, 1942 - February 28, 2023

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Robert (Bob) Case of Ankeny, passed away peacefully at his home on February 28, 2023 after a two year battle with cancer. He was born December 17, 1942 to Robert and Betty (Stickler) Case in Des Moines, Iowa.

Bob played baseball for Iowa State and was chosen to be on the All Big 8 team his last year in college. He then went on to play for the Slater Nite Hawks semi-pro team. In those 15 years, the Nite Hawks won the state championship ten times. Bob was an All State semi-pro selection almost every one of those years. He will be remembered by his friends and teammates by his nickname of “The Rook” or “Rookie”.

Bob is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sandy, the love of his life; four children, Bob (Deb) Case III, Clay (Jenna) Case, Casady Case, and Taylor (Derek) Mills; six grandchildren, Samantha Case, Dove Mills, Aven Case, Norah Case, Aria Mills, Audrey Case; two great grandkids, Aalonzo Urbana-Guerrera and Julian Canada; his brother, Bill (Sally) Case, sister Sue (Greg) McLaughlin, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in his death by his parents, Bob and Betty Case; and his nephew, Matthew McLaughlin.

A private family Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date.

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