On April 23, 2013, our beloved Robert Wyer ""Barb Wire"" was released into God's care. Robert was born Aug. 27, 1925, to Orvia B. and Adeline (Boomgaarn) Wyer in Humboldt, Neb. He was raised on the family farm outside of Worth, Mo., with his brothers, Marion and George; and his sister, Ethel May; all deceased with George just passing three days earlier.
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Robert graduated from Grant City High School on May 13, 1943. Soon afterwards, he was inducted into the United States Marine Corp on Nov. 12, 1943, to serve in World War II on the beaches of Okinawa, Peleliu, and the Palau Islands in the South Pacific. He was honorably discharged as Corporal First Class on March 21, 1946.
He married Gladys Robertson on Feb. 14, 1948. They bought a small farm outside of Eudora, Kan., where they raised their children. His sons, Ronald Eugene and Roger Dean, both preceded him in death.
He is survived by his daughter, Roberta Fay (Bill) Wyer Guffey; grandchildren, Jamie (Bryon) Robb and Jason (Britny) Guffey; and great-grandchildren, Nathan Justice, Teaghan Guffey, Dylan and Kailynn Robb.
Robert later re-married to Patricia (Pawley) Wyer following a move to the Belgrade area in 1969 where he worked at Peavey and Con Agra for several years. When other people would have been looking towards retirement, in 1975 at the age of 50, Bob and Pat started their own small engine business, Belgrade Sales and Service. This business carries on today, where he left a footprint on the Belgrade Community that he so loved. The community will always remember him wearing those bib overalls.
To a life well lived and a man well loved and respected!
A celebration of life will be held at the Belgrade Senior Center on Monday, April 29, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Please come celebrate with us the life of a truly wonderful and honorable man. The family requests that in lieu o flowers, donations be made in his name to the American Cancer Fund, PO Box 7262, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Apr. 25 to Apr. 28, 2013