Bobby Ellsworth Grandstaff, 65, of Des Moines, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2020 surrounded by his family. Inurnment with military honors performed by the United States Army and the Carlisle VFW Post 2099 will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Iowa Veteran's Cemetery in Adel. A memorial visitation and luncheon will follow at 12:30pm at Peterson Funeral Home in Indianola. The family requests that anybody not comfortable or able to attend due to Covid-19 to contact the funeral home at 515-961-2215 to sign the guestbook. \r\nBobby was born June 27, 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa to Gene and Daisy (Warden) Grandstaff. He attended Pekin High School. After high school, Bobby joined the United States Army. For much of his time he was stationed in Vilseck, Germany during the end of the Vietnam War. His time in Germany was always something he cherished. He loved telling stories about his time there. Many of his Army stories included his buddy Nick whom he always kept in touch with as the years passed. After leaving the Army, Bobby drove a truck for multiple companies. He eventually operated heavy equipment, retiring from Operating Engineers Local 234 in 2019. Bobby was no stranger to hard work. His children will never forget the hours he put in as they grew up to make sure they had everything they needed. Even with his all of his hard work, he always made sure he was there for his family. Sometimes that meant driving a gas truck to a little league game, or working long hours to make sure he was where he needed to be for an event. Bobby enjoyed his time with his family, especially his casino trips with his children. He was also a die-hard Chicago Bears fan and loved cheering for Carlisle football as well. Bobby always enjoyed a cold beer or two at Eagles Lodge in Des Moines with his friends. \r\nBobby is survived by his children; Heather (Jeff) Terrell, Hollie (Matt) Butler, and Joe (Alicia) Grandstaff, grandchildren; Nate, Paige, Emilee, Jaelin, Sinclair, Savanna, Jackson, Caleb, Harrison, Jeff, Alli, and Desi, his siblings; Gene (Margo) Grandstaff, Betty (Bruce) Sines, and Debra Spicer. Bobby was also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, his Sinclair brothers and sisters-in-law, and countless friends.\r\nBobby was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Jack Grandstaff.\r\nBob's children would like to give a special thank you the medical team at the VA Hospital, Suncrest Hospice, and Operating Engineers Local 234 for their exceptionally care and dedication during this time. \r\nIn Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bobby's name to Suncrest Hospice or Carlisle Youth Athletics to help them ensure every child is able to participate no matter their financial situation. Bobby always believed children should all be able to enjoy life equally.