Born December 30, 1937.  Died July 15, 2022.  Married, July 11, 1964.
Bob is survived by Barbara, his wife of 58 years, 3 children, and 2 grandchildren.  He was a member of the IBEW Local Union 113 since 1960.  As an electrician, he blasted out the Cheyenne Mountain Complex and worked on all phases of its construction.  He also worked on the RD Nixon Powerhouse, Penrose Hospital, and Schriever SFB.  He restored Ford Model A’s and drove them all over the country, raced boats, crewed on hot air balloons, shot trap, played and coached soccer, and rode roller coasters.  In retirement, he sang and performed with the Prairie Trio Band.  He taught himself to be a luthier and built beautiful autoharps and dulcimers.  He also taught himself to facet stones.  Travel was a big part of his retirement, and he visited all 50 states and Europe.  His family was his greatest joy.
Funeral services will be at Mary Help of Christians, Traditional Roman Catholic Church at 920 E Cache La Poudre Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 on Saturday July 23, 2022.  Closed casket Visitation is at 9:30 am, Rosary at 10:00, Requiem Mass at 10:30.   Lunch will be held at the church followed by departure at 1:00 for the burial in Calhan Cemetery at Hwy 24 and Hahn Road, Calhan, CO 80808.
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  1. So sorry to hear of his passing. May God continue to hold all of you through this

  2. As part of the Prairie Trio, Joe and I have great memories of practicing in Barbara and Bob’s living room. We made it to the stage at the Black Rose Acoustic Society! I will forever love the autoharp Bob made for me. It has the best sound of any I heard. Bold and clear, just like its maker. Rest In Peace.

  3. Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. We pray fond memories will help you through your loss.

  4. Deepest condolences on your family’s loss.

  5. Barbara and family, my heart hurts for you all. I have one remembrance of Bob. It was Mother’s Day. Not sure of the year,but I think 2012. My husband and I were eating lunch at a restaurant in Falcon. All the tables were full and Bob and Barbara came in. We had never met, but we invited them to join us. They did and we had a delightful time. The two men had stories to share. Barbara, please let me know if there’s anything I can do for you. I thank you for the opportunity to meet the two of you on that one day. You both made an impression that has lasted ever since.

  6. So sorry for you loss Barbara. If you need anything please call.

  7. So sorry for your loss Patrick. God bless and comfort your family.

  8. From the obituary his was a life well-lived. So hard to lose a parent. Thinking of you and your girls. Condolences to other family, as well.

  9. Barbara, I’m so sorry to hear about Bob. I know it is a very hard loss to deal with. I remember riding with both of you in your Model A to a meet in Cripple Creek back when we worked together. It was a great day, a time to enjoy remembering. May God help you through this.

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