To Mary Ellen, Ed & Colleen, Bob, Jim & Coleen, Bonnie & Kip and all the grandkids, I am really sorry to hear this news. Bob and I were co-workers at Crane, but much more than that as you know. He was a wonderful friend and you all were like family to Jacque and I when we lived near you. All the fun times we had together, from the Wisconsin State Fair to Labor Days in Cedar Rapids, I will always miss Bob's cheerful and fun loving attitude. He and Mary Ellen taught us a lot about life and living, and even though the years have separated us, you guys have never been far from our thoughts. All our love and best wishes to you and your family: we will all miss Bob. We are sorry to miss the memorial, but we are in Houston visiting our daughter and new grandson, or you know we would be there.
-Kent and Jacque V.