Derald “Bob” Giles, 1948-2021


Derald Robert “Bob” Giles, 72, of Union Mills, Ind., passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021, at home.

He was born in Lake Preston, S.D., on July 17, 1948, to Eugene and Beulah (Olson) Giles.

Bob owned and operated a trucking company for over 30 years. He was a member of the Lions Club. Bob enjoyed gardening and flowers. He loved to fish.

On Aug. 28, 1976, in Ft. Madison, Ia., he married Joyce Niggemeyer, who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Michele Winkel of Ash Fork, Ariz., and Robert (Debra) Giles of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 5 grandchildren, Taylor (Ben) Winkel of Scandia, Minn., Savanha (Jordan) Winkel of West Saint Paul, Minn., Megan (Hunter) Mynatt of Abingdon, Ill., Matt (Diedra) Giles of Oswego, Ill., and Lucas Giles of Scandia, Minn.; siblings, Curt (Judy) Giles of Washington, Deloris (Don) Johnson of Vail, Ariz., and Rose Keen of Watertown, S.D.; nephew, Mark (Valerie) Lucas of Kingsford Heights, Ind.; and several other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Delmar Giles.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 9, at the Union Mills Conservation Club, 100 Mill Pond Rd., Union Mills, Ind. 46382. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Point, Ia.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Joyce Giles, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, Ind. 46350.

Messages of condolence may be posted below.

One Response to “Derald “Bob” Giles, 1948-2021”

  1. Glenn &Vicki Green

    Jun 09. 2021

    Our love and prayers go out to Joyce and the family. Such a great man will be missed by all.

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