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Robert Self


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Robert Self Obituary
Robert L. "Bert" Self, 83, of Loveland died at home December 3, 2018. He was born April 3, 1935 in Keokuk, IA to Walton and Margaret Self. He graduated from Keokuk Senior High School in 1953. He joined the US Navy after graduation and was stationed in Long Beach, CA and in Guam. He served on the USS Collett and a harbor tugboat, The Animosa. He married Martha (Ellison) on June 11, 1960 in Keokuk. They moved to Ames, IA where Bert was employed at Bourns Company and later Hach Company. He and Martha moved the family to Loveland in 1978 where he continued at Hach until his retirement in 1999. Bert enjoyed reading, model ship building, all things involving WWII history, and his 1934 Plymouth Coupe. He was a former member of the National Hot Rod Association and the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association where he enjoyed taking his Coupe to car shows. He was an avid sports fan and supported the Colorado teams of the Broncos, Rockies, and Nuggets. Bert is survived by a son, Bruce and wife Penny of Gilbert, AZ; daughter Jill of Loveland; granddaughter Victoria of Huntsville, AL; sister Norma of Carthage, IL; in-laws Fritz and Mary Schneider of Keokuk, IA; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Martha, his son Rick, his parents, and a brother Charles. Memorial service, Friday, 1:00 p.m., Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the International Essential Tremor Foundation in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.
Published in Loveland Reporter-Herald on Dec. 6, 2018
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