Robb John Eastman
December 9, 1961 – April 8, 2018
Robb was born on December 9th, 1961 to his loving parents Bertha and Kenneth Eastman. Born with a birth defect, he came into this world fighting, he was on the operating table within the first week of his life and endured many surgeries in his early years - and was "lost" but then revived during one of them. Bertha called him her blue-eyed golden haired "little angel" after that, even though he grew to be over 6' tall.
We know now that he came back to bring his special joy, humor and light into our lives. He had the most genuine, innocent and fun-loving soul, always ready with a story, kindness, or goofball antic. He always strived to make others happy and to be of service.
Robb grew up on a farm with a big family and while always helping with the chores, he spent a lot of his time playing basketball in the hayloft. He loved sports and played football, basketball, baseball and ran track at La Porte City High School where he graduated in 1981.
He met the love of his life Kris Wittry in his early twenties and they married and had two children, Tyler and Erin. The kids were his reason for living and he cherished them. From playing dinosaurs and basketball with Tyler, or Barbies and dancing with Erin, his sole purpose was to strive to make sure they were happy and healthy.
Robb's other passions were also very evident, The Dallas Cowboys, the Lottery, and the great mysteries of the universe. He shared with everyone his great interest of these topics often. Robb worked for Amish Haus Furniture and was a self-employed carpenter.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Renee. He is survived by his son Tyler, daughter Erin, ex-wife Kris, and brothers Kenneth (Linda) Eastman, Jody (Dawn) Eastman, and sisters Susie (John) Neuman and Connie Eastman, and 14 nieces & nephews, 8 great nieces and nephews and many dear friends and family.
Robb always knew there was more to life than what's in this physical realm and loved what a friend told him about people passing on to the "Invisible World" all around us - so it's easy to imagine he is still here with us, just beyond our sight, continuing to provide his love and support as we make our way in this world. He will be deeply missed.
- He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Renee. He is survived by his son Tyler, daughter Erin, ex-wife Kris, and brothers Kenneth (Linda) Eastman, Jody (Dawn) Eastman, and sisters Susie (John) Neuman and Connie Eastman, and 14 nieces & nephews, 8 great nieces and nephews and many dear friends and family.
- Memorial Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Robb John Eastman
April 11, 2018
Robb was a great friend to us. We spent many hours with Robb, Kris, Erin and Tyler when we lived in Boone and our families were so close. Many memories of our families spending time together when the kids were little and before we moved away.
Duane often talked to Robb. We never could convince him to give up his Cowboys :-). I remember how much he enjoyed seeing Lambeau field when he came up.
We are totally shocked and saddened that Robb is no longer with us. Heaven has gained a very caring and funny angel.
Miss you Robb!
April 10, 2018
I can't say I've known a kinder soul than Robb. He will be greatly missed as a friend and a coworker. It was evident to me that he drew his strength from the love he had for his family.
Robb, I'm a better person for knowing you and I wish you all the best in the great unknown. P.S if they serve margaritas up there, save me some buddy.
April 9, 2018
Robb was a wonderful man. He was a gentle giant. He was a talented super strong carpenter and yet a gentle accepting person. I would have been proud to have him as my son!
April 9, 2018
Here’s to you, Head Builder on the strongest 10 by 40 deck in Iowa which was christened “Lyle”. R.I.P buddy.
Dan and Kathy