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Robert Allan ” Bob” Kleve
  • Passed away on August 29, 2023

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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.


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  1. CAROLYN & BOB LEMKOW lit a candle:
    23 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 23, 2023 at 9:13:51 PM

  2. Phil says:
    11 Sep 2023
    Bob was a great man and great brother in law.
    I'll always have great memories of the times we vacationed with him and Nikki in ft. Myers.
    So much in fact we moved next door.
    A successful businessman, veteran , husband and great friend.
    He will be sorely missed.
    RIP . All our love P P

  3. Sharon Mikosz says:
    10 Sep 2023
    There are no words that console one when they lose the love of their life! My heart hurts for you. You and Bob were the couple everyone envied. Your love for each other was such a gift from God! There was a glow around you that couldn’t be denied. He will always be watching over you and be in your heart ❤️
    Love you, Sharon

  4. Patticake says:
    10 Sep 2023
    There are places I'll remember
    All my life, though some have changed
    Some forever, not for better
    Some have gone and some remain

    All these places had their moments, I still can recall
    Some are dead and some are living
    In my life, I've loved them all

    But of all these friends
    There is no one compares with you
    And these memories lose their meaning
    Though I know I'll never lose affection
    For people and things that went before
    I know I'll often stop and think about them
    In my life, I love you more.

    I am going to miss you so much. I have missed you for the past few years. You were the best Brother in law. You taught me so much from Patsy Cline to Craps to beyond and just how to be. So many of the great memories of my life included you. When you lost your only sister, i told you that you still had one , me. It is true . Please rest in peace and watch over my sister. I love you to heaven and back. I will see you again. I love you. P

  5. Carol Loggins says:
    10 Sep 2023
    Dearest Nicole, All the pictures bring back soooo many memories. Loved Bob and words are not enough. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Much ❤️

  6. Helen Skutley says:
    10 Sep 2023
    Nicole, there are no words of comfort when a person loses their spouse. Just know that Jesus is there to carry you through. He is your rock and savior. Bob and I will pray for you.

  7. Jerry and Diana Kensinger lit a candle:
    09 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 9, 2023 at 9:22:13 PM

  8. Jerry and Diana Kensinger says:
    09 Sep 2023
    Dear Nichole and Family. Jerry and I are so Sorry for the loss of your precious loved one Bob. What a wonderful tribute, such beautiful photographs. Our hearts go out to all all of the family and all of those that love Bob. May he rest peacefully. Love, Jerry and Diana

  9. Dori Price lit a candle:
    09 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 9, 2023 at 9:15:52 PM

  10. Christine Kempkers says:
    09 Sep 2023
    What a wonderful tribute for a fine man. Nicole, you have my sincere sympathy and many prayers for peace.

  11. Dori Price says:
    09 Sep 2023
    Bob really did light up a room when he walked in. He always had a smile on his face. He was my sister Nicole's soul mate, always together. He will be truly missed by everyone who loved him.

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