Robert C. Sheaffer
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January 3, 1924 - July 30, 2013
Robert (Bob) Carl Sheaffer, 89, of Nampa, ID, passed away on July 30, 2013.
Bob was born in Oakland, CA on January 3, 1924. He grew up in Glenn's Ferry, Idaho and spent the majority of his adult life in the Nampa area. He married Reba Freshour, they had two children, Terry and Toni and later divorced.
Bob was married to June Stewart on December 30, 1975; they were married 37 years. They had many happy years together traveling and camping around the country
Bob worked as a baker, starting as a youth working with his dad who was also a baker. He worked as a baker at Consumers Market in Nampa for 26 years. He enjoyed wood working, snowmobiling and spending time in the Pine and Featherville area. Bob was very proud of his award for being the oldest snowmobiler with the oldest snowmobile in the same year. When asked "How ya doing. Bob? He'd reply "Better than nothin'"
Bob's grandson Dave did a great job in summing up his grandpa in this post that appeared on Facebook:
"Saying a prayer for my Grandpa Bob, who passed away this morning. He was a self-made man. A WWII veteran, an accomplished baker, a fantastic builder, a loving husband, a great father and the best grandpa anywhere. He could accomplish anything with sheer will. No was not in his vocabulary. I've looked up to him my entire life. He was simply a great, great man. Love you Grandpa."
Bob is survived by his wife, June, children Toni Ward (Jerry), Terry Sheaffer (Kay), stepdaughter Geri Sweaney (Rick), grandchildren David Ward (April), Kevin Sheaffer (Tyran), Melissa Bacon (Brad), Kassandra Sheaffer, Scott Sweaney (Amber), Tina Tatum (Tim) , 8 great-grandchildren, niece; Vickie Petter and other family and friends.
Bob is preceded in death by parents and brother, Claude
The funeral service will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, August 2, 2013 at Alsip & Persons Funeral Home, Nampa. Burial will follow the funeral at Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Alsip & Persons Funeral Home. To share a memory of Bob or to offer condolences to Bob's family please visit www.alsipfuneralchapel.com
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Aug. 1, 2013
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