Robert Cobb Miller, 60

Robert Cobb Miller, 60, of West Des Moines, passed away November 25, 2014, at Mercy West-Lakes. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, November 29, at Iles-Westover Chapel where the family will receive friends from 12 2 p.m. prior to the service.

Rob was born September 12, 1954, in Marysville, KS, son of Melvin Eugene and Betty Jane Miller. He received his B.S. Degree in Chemistry from Kansas State University and a MA in Mass Communications from Drake University. Robert worked as a Technical Author for Almon Studio, Inc. (John Deere).

Rob is survived by his wife of 32 years Kathy; his mother, Betty Jane Miller, of West Des Moines; his children: Garry Thiessen, of Wichita, KS, Brent (Dr. Wendy) Thiessen, of Marshalltown, Scott (Tammy) Thiessen, of Avon, OH, and Nichole Thiessen, of Cedar Rapids; his grandchildren: Zachary Thiessen, of Story City, Lucas Thiessen, Elijah Thiessen and Jacob Thiessen, all of Marshalltown, and Preston Farace, of Cedar Rapids; and his mother-in-law, Geneva Leichliter, of West Des Moines.

He was preceded in death by father.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mark and Karen Boland % My Kinsmen Ministries, 2347 Oak Park Road, Marshalltown, IA 50158. Online condolences will be welcomed at