In loving memory of

Robert Dean Whetstone
August 22, 1967 - January 14, 2023

Robert "Bob" Dean Whetstone, 55, of Ames passed away on January 14, 2023, at Israel Family Hospice House. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010, with a Funeral service held at 11:00. Burial will take place at the Ames Municipal Cemetery following services.

Robert was born on August 22, 1967. Bobby was a member of the class of 1985, graduating from Ames High School. After high school Bobby worked for Ames Public School Maintenance Department and as a drywaller for Slappy's Drywall in Nevada, Iowa.

In his free time Bobby enjoyed spending time with friends from his pool league, playing darts, bicycling and enjoying the conversations at his favorite 'watering hole'. He enjoyed camping with his son, Jesse, and numerous friends. Twin Acres Campground and Hickory Grove Park were a few of his favorite spots.

Left to cherish Bob's memory is his son, Jesse Whetstone, four siblings and 24 nieces and nephews and his friends.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Edna Whetstone of Ames, Iowa.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Story County Animal Shelter in Bob's name.

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Timothy l Hayes wrote on Jan 18, 2023:

"I just met Bobby this past year. At a laundromat with one of his friends, Jon I believe. I was on my Harley and Bobby had his bike and that was our relationship. We talked about bikes a lot. Sometimes he would stop over at my house and talk about his next great bike build . He was going to build a new bike that was going to outdo my Harley. Lol. And if he didn?t, we agreed that I would tie a rope to the back of my motorcycle and pull him around town. Your free to ride forever my dear friend. With no red lights and the wind always at your back. And may the sun forever be setting in front of you. My condolences to the family. ML&R. Timothy Hayes. "

Vanessa Ellis wrote on Jan 18, 2023:

"To the family of Bobby I want to send my love and my deepest condolences and I don't want to see him as leaving but just as resting he does not have to suffer anymore and he doesn't have to go through any more pain he's within the arms of the Lord now and I'm asking God to wrap his loving arms around his child his family and his friends as we all gather together and tell Bobby you rest on until we see you again..... Vanessa Ellis #102"

Robin Whetstone wrote on Jan 16, 2023:

"To Jessee and Bob's siblings, My toughts and prayers to you and your family. Robin Whetstone-Dravis"