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“When my brother Bob moved to GalesburgIllinois a part of me went with him. A fewYears later he came back. We spent alotOf quality time togather. We...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Johnnie McGregor - Des Moines

“Bobby, words cant express the sadness I feel about you leaving so soon. I will miss your "hey Leet what's up" with that smile only you could give...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Leta McGregor

“Dad, where do I start? God brought us together when I needed you in my life the most.You were there at a moments notice for me, always. For this I...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Jennifer Sutton - Des Moines, IA

“I will always hold tight to all the memories collected over the years I've had with Uncle Bob. He was always one of the fun uncles who liked messing...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Cameo Hall - Mesa, AZ - Family

“Bob we've laughed,cried,prayed,we read scripture and praised the Lord everyday. I hate this ugly disease that took your life and caused you pain. But...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Jody Smith - Des Moines, IA

“Brother Bob,I love you and will miss you so much. My heart shattered into pieces when you passed away. You were such a fighter. I know that our...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Lana Ford - Ankeny, IA - Sister

“Great man wish i could hear u say "im the vegas man give me yo money" ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Russell Lamar - Friend

“My heart is at peace knowing that you are now in Heaven. I love you very much brother Bob. I was so blessed to have you as my big brother. Keep on...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Sherry McGregor - Ankeny - Sister

“I thank God for letting me travel down the road to see Bob at his house. For helping take care of him. We sang Christian songs to him. Bob would act...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Timothy McGregor - Ankeny, IA

“So sorry for your loss toall of you..He fought a tough battle. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Barb Dakovich - Friend

“To the family of Bobby...Sorry for your loss..He was a kind soul and he touched many lives.God has welcomed him home..no more pain no more suffering....Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: DeVora Arnett - Galesburg, IL

“So sorry for your loss Rico our hearts are with you.may you find peace knowing he is no longer suffering. Stacey & Bub Behle ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: stacey Behle - dsm, IA - Friend

“I love you so much Bobby , ever minute I shared with you was full of joy and laughter. I was blessed to have you as a brother and I loved you just as...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Graves Annette - Ankeny, IA


Robert McGregor, born November 17, 1952 in Des Moines, Iowa, went home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2020. A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA). A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Gardens (4208 N Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA).

Robert worked many years doing carpenter work. He could build just about anything with his hands, including beautiful decks. He also did auto repair, garage door repair in Galesburg, IL, and worked in the moving industry. Robert retired in 2018 from M&M Cartage Inc.

Robert was a loving, devoted husband and a family man. His greatest joy was wrestling with his grandbabies, Sydney, Nevaeh, and Ja'Dein. He had a love for playing cards and was known as the "Vegas Man".

Robert was an outstanding bowler. He loved fishing and piddling around in the garage. QuikTrip and Casey's loved him, as he was known for purchasing his two chocolate Long Johns and a Pepsi every day!

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret L. and Tom Robert McGregor; son, Robert B. McGregor; sisters, Virginia A. Reynolds, Carol L. Carder, Patricia A. Daye, and Beverly Williams; and brothers, Kenneth N. McGregor and Stevie McGregor.

Left to cherish Robert's memory are his loving wife, Saretha McGregor of Ankeny; daughters, Antionett McGregor of Des Moines, Keyaria Jones of Ankeny; sons, Rico Hall and Jeff Murdock both of Des Moines; honorary daughter, Jennifer Sutton of Des Moines; siblings, Clyde McGregor, Donnie McGregor, Larry Carder, Mickey Carder, Ricky Thompson, John McGregor, Timothy McGregor, Scott McGregor, Annette Graves, Sherry McGregor, Donna Kittrell, Jody Smith, and Lana Ford; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

The family of Robert McGregor would like to thank everyone for your kind expressions of sympathy and thoughtfulness. They would also like to thank everyone for the many cards, flowers, and messages of condolences received.

"We are greatly appreciative of the dedication and professionalism of Dr. Amy Hughes and the entire medical team and staff at John Stoddard Cancer Center. Sincere thanks also to the staff at EveryStep Hospice Center for your support, compassion, and teamwork."