Robert Allan Kleve, 83 of Fort Myers, FL., passed away August 29, 2023. He was born on January 1, 1940 to Harold (Lucille McElhinney) Kleve in Evanston, Illinois.
Bob was a charter boat captain, who was also an avid golfer. He was a charter member of the Moose Club of Fort Myers Beach for over 20 years.
Bob was a man who stood out in the crowd, with his sparkling sea blue colored eyes and his Redford smile. He was extremely handsome, smart, intelligent, and a successful businessman with a wonderful sense of humor. He lived life to the fullest (he did it “My Way”). In 1979, he married the love of his life, Nicole Less. They had a storybook life. Bob said, “they were like Bogey & Bacall”. He and his wife were one of the first members of Fiddlesticks Country Club they loved to play golf together. He loved his children and family.
Bob will be deeply missed by his wife of 44 years, Nicole; children, Cheryl (Lyle) Baier, Ronald (Lisa) Kleve, Jacqueline Kleve, Philip Ledbetter and Teresa Ledbetter and many grandchildren; sister-in-law, Patricia “Patty Cake” (Phillip) Bauer. He is preceded in death by his daughters, Kristin & Shawne Ledbetter.