Robert "Bob" DeBoer

Robert "Bob" DeBoer


October 4, 1940 - October 24, 2021


Robert DeBoer, 81, of Mitchell, SD, died Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. A Celebration of Life will be held from 5-7:00 PM Saturday, October 30, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Arrangements Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Robert “Bob” DeBoer was born in Springfield, SD on October 4, 1940 to Martin and Esther (Dahlenburg) DeBoer. He attended local country schools, and in 1967 he studied and passed his GED.

Bob was married to Shiela VanLaecken in Letcher, SD on April 28, 1962.

Bob worked for several local businesses and began his employment at UPS in 1973. At this same time, they purchased their first farm ground and continued to farm and raise cattle. Bob loved his family, farming, and raising cattle.

In his younger days, Bob loved water skiing. He was proud of the fact that he could ski around Lake Mitchell, non-stop. He spent the fall and winter snowmobiling, hunting, feeding cattle, and visiting sale barns. He could spot a pheasant from a good distance. Bob loved Las Vegas. The sites, sounds, food, and of course the gambling. He had pretty good luck with the machines.

Bob was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and Moose Lodge. He was also a past member of the Mitchell Trap League.

Bob was a man of few words. He said what he meant, and meant what he said.

Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sheila; son, Don; daughters, Susie (David) Hagerty and Michelle Erickson; five grandchildren, Derek, Destenie, and Dallas DeBoer, Makayla Hagerty, and Makenzie (Michael) Hagerty Reichelt; great-granddaughter, Aubree; sisters, Marjorie Bjerke of Jamestown, ND and Lila Letcher of Medford, OR; brother-in-law, Jack Wieblehaus of Mitchell; sister-in-law, Linda DeBoer of Woonsocket; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marlene Wieblehaus; brother, Harlan; brothers-in-law, Ernest Bjerke, James Letcher, and Barry VanLaecken.

Bob was a dedicated animal lover. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Sheila DeBoer. Proceeds will be donated to a local animal shelter.

Posted by Michele Thill on November 10, 2021
I'm so sorry and sad for your loss, my deepest sympathies and condolences to all of you.
Posted by Kelly Hills on November 5, 2021
Sheila, I was so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. My sincere condolences. Peace be with you and your family during this difficult time.
Posted by Jeanette & Don Jones on November 5, 2021
Was so surprised to hear of Bobs passing. Our sympathy goes out to you, Sheila and all of your family
Posted by Tama Walters Backlund on November 3, 2021
Sheila, Dan and I are very sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength and peace are being lifted for you and yours.πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
Posted by Brian Gau on October 29, 2021
I have many great memories of what a great man Bob was. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May Bob's soul rest in peace. πŸ™
Posted by Terry & Mary Nutter on October 29, 2021
Our condolences to you Sheila , Don and families on Bob's passing. He was a great person and will be missed by all!
Posted by Amy Hildebrand on October 29, 2021
sheila, Don and Family My thoughts and prayers to your family. God bless
Posted by Judy (Puetz) McCarthy on October 29, 2021
Sheila, We are sending our deepest condolences on your loss. May the joys that you shared give you comfort in the days ahead.....May God Bless You Always...
Posted by Jodi Schladweiler on October 29, 2021
Sorry to hear of your loss.
Posted by dawn a luckett on October 28, 2021
always enjoyed Bob when he drove for UPS our thoughts and prayera
Posted by Arlen & Patty Schuh on October 28, 2021
Our sympathies to you and the family. He will be missed.
Posted by Ruth Creasey on October 28, 2021
So sorry for the loss of Bob.My thoughts and Prayers to you and family..
Posted by Dennis&Sherri Weixel on October 28, 2021
We are so sorry to hear about Bob,We will be thinking of your family,Prayers and Hugs to all,
Posted by Randy & Cindy Seppala on October 28, 2021
So sorry for your loss, Bob will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts will be with Shiela and Family.
Posted by Joann & Dean Robideau on October 28, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to you Sheila and your family.
Posted by Tony Geist on October 28, 2021
So sorry for your loss Sheila and Family. I enjoyed working with Bob. Prayers to you and your Family
Posted by Richard & Donna VanLaecken on October 28, 2021
To the family of Robert Deboer, our sincere and deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. You are in our prayers.
Posted by Jim and Glenda Hohn on October 28, 2021
Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Sincere sympathies Sheila to you and familyπŸ•ŠπŸ•Š
Posted by John and Linda Mortimore on October 28, 2021
We awe saddened to hear of Bobs passing. Our sincere sympathy to you Shiela and the family. We enjoyed working with Bob.
Posted by Donna Long on October 27, 2021
Sorry to hear of Bobs passing
Thinking of you Shiela and your family
Posted by Norm and Carol Schoenfelder on October 27, 2021
Our sympathy and prayers go out to his family and freinds.
Posted by Betty Kippes on October 27, 2021
My sympathy to you Sheila and your family. You are in my prayers
Posted by Judy olson on October 27, 2021
So sorry for your loss,Sheila. Bob was a Special ManπŸ’™. Prayers to You and your Family πŸ™πŸŒΉ
Posted by Jayne Rubendall on October 27, 2021
So sorry Sheila! You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Posted by Vickie Gantenbein on October 27, 2021
Shelia so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Sympathy and prayers to you and the family.
Posted by Cindy and Tom Riddle on October 27, 2021
Thinking of you! Our sympathy for your loss! Blessings and prayers to you Shiela and family.
Posted by Gayle bennett on October 27, 2021
bob will be missed He was one of good guys.To his family i am mourning your loss.
Posted by Rube & Pat Adam on October 27, 2021
So sorry to hear about Bob’s passing Sheila. Sending sympathy to you and your family.
Posted by Delbert and Kathy Northrup on October 27, 2021
Sheila and family. So sorry to hear about the loss of Bob. Praying for all.
Posted by Mark and Kathy Swenson on October 27, 2021
We were so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sheila.
Posted by Peggy Hoogestraat on October 27, 2021
My deepest sympathies in the loss of a very special husband, father and grandfather.
Posted by Jeanette & Don Jones on October 27, 2021
So sorry to hear about Bob..Our condolenses to you all.
Posted by Denny and Kay Lucid on October 27, 2021
Sorry to hear about Bob.
Posted by Diane Schulz on October 26, 2021
I had no idea Bob was so sick. May you find comfort in knowing old friends are praying for you. God Bless your and your family.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on October 25, 2021
So sorry to all of you for this your sad loss !!! Bob will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know him .
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