DES MOINES - Vincent E. Bobenhouse, 91, of Des Moines, passed away Wednesday at home. Funeral services will be Monday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3223 University Ave., Des Moines with Pastor Michael Wolfram officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery, 1 NE 60th Ave. in Des Moines. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 121 NW 60th Ave., Des Moines.
Vincent is survived by his wife of 64 years, Myetha of Des Moines; two daughters-Annette Schiebout of Algonquin, IL and Pamela Rodewald (Bill) of Fort Dodge, and son, Vincent Bobenhouse (Lucy) of Des Moines; six grandchildren-Dr. Jessen Schiebout of Chicago, IL, Kyle Schiebout of Chicago, IL, Lindsay Rodewald of Fairfield, IA, Michael Rodewald of West Des Moines, and Michaela and Zachary Bobenhouse of Des Moines; brothers Fred Bobenhouse of Des Moines and Max (Alice) Bobenhouse of Plattsmouth, NE; sisters-in-law Irma Bobenhouse of Des Moines, Nellie Bobenhouse of Des Moines, Wilma Bobenhouse of Des Moines, and Mavis VanAlstine (Gail) of Fort Dodge; and brother-in-law Joe Sherman (Charlotte) of Webster City. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, a sister-in-law, and a son-in-law (Nolan Schiebout).
Vincent was born Nov. 6, 1921 to Dema and Herman Bobenhouse in Des Moines. He attended schools in Des Moines, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1941, and he attended Iowa State University prior to joining the US Navy. He served in the South Pacific area from 1942-1945. On April, 24, 1949 he was united in marriage to Myetha Sherman, and they had three children. The couple made their home in Des Moines. Vincent's favorite pastimes were spending time with his family, boating, serving his church, reading, design/architectural challenges, meeting with his Lincoln classmates, and visiting with many friends. He was an active member of the United States Power Squadron and Sailing Club for 53 years. He has been a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 64 years. Vincent spent 67 years designing, building, and selling homes, boats (both for pleasure and for governments in the United States and other countries), motor homes, show cars, and many fiberglass molds, retiring at the age of 90. One of his highlights was building the first television station (KGTV) in the city of Des Moines.
VINCENT E. BOBENHOUSE
Memorials may be left to UnityPoint Hospice or Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hamiltonsfuneralhome.com.