Robert Joseph “Foxie” Foxhoven, Sr.

June 30, 1936 — May 08, 2024

Service Details

Robert Joseph “Foxie” Foxhoven, Sr. of West Des Moines passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at the age of 87.

Robert was born on June 30, 1936, in Franklin, Iowa to Edward Joe Foxhoven and Theresa Ann Feldhacker. He had an older sister named Irene Rose, and an older brother named Alvin Edward.

Robert spent his early life growing up and working in Spencer, Iowa. He joined the Army in the 1950s and served his country for six years. He then moved to Des Moines, Iowa and worked for Firestone for 29 years until he retired in 1995.

He was married for most of his life to Emmie A. Wesselink. Together they raised nine children who gave them thirteen grandchildren, and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.

He spent much of his life enjoying the world, and all those who were around him. May all that he did in his life make a better place for all those in it.

Robert is survived by his children Daryle (Penny), Robert (Janice), Julie (Brian) Kent, and Brad (Colleen), and their families.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother, wife Emmie, daughters Diana Minarsich and Lori Taylor, sons Dennis, Bruce and David, and grandson Josh.

Funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. There will be a time of fellowship with refreshments following the service until 4:30 p.m.