Robert Glen Sullivan
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CAPUTA - Robert Glen "Bob" Sullivan, 83, Caputa, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Robert Glen Sullivan was born Feb. 23, 1928, at Tyndall to Raymond Robert and Mary (Whiteley) Sullivan. He attended school at Avon and graduated from Avon High School. Bob served in the U.S. Army and was a MP Personal Guard at the Japanese War Crime Trial. He received the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal Japan. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 21, 1947. He moved to Rapid City and took classes at Northwestern University at Evanston, Ill., and attended classes at Ellsworth Air Force Base and received his Associates Degree. He served in the Rapid City Police Department from 1955-1980, retiring as captain. He was deeply involved in the June 9, 1972, Rapid City Flood.
He enjoyed being around his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, to work in the garden, taking care of animals on the farm, hunting, fishing, and being around his best friend, Jake, his dog.
He was a member of the Rushmore VFW Post 1273.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Sullivan of Caputa; son, Richard "Rick" (Sandra) Sullivan of Rapid City; two daughters, Susan "Sue" (Gunar) Dzintars of Rapid City and Barbara "Barb" (Mike) Cameron of Black Hawk; seven grandchildren, Lindsey Cameron, Bobby Sullivan, Shane Sullivan, Chad Johnston, Matt Johnston, Brian Cameron and Josh Sass; four great-grandchildren, Maddison Sullivan, Morgan Sullivan, Mason Hochhalter and Seth Chadwickone; a brother, Dale Sullivan of Avon; and several nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Donald.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home, 2700 Jackson Blvd., with Chaplain Herb B. Cleveland officiating, along with the Rapid City Police Department Honor Guard. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with Military Honors by Rushmore VFW Post 1273 and the South Dakota National Guard.
Memorials may be directed to the Black Hills Regional Food Bank, 814 N. Maple St., Rapid City, SD 57701.
His online guestbook is available to sign at www.osheimschmidt.com.
Published in Rapid City Journal on February 25, 2012