Robert Holmes, born in Vermillion on March 29,1926, passed away on Sept.9, 2011 in St. George, UT after a good life.
Funeral service will be on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Kober Funeral Home with Rev. Trisha Boese officiating. There will be a visitation one hour prior at Kober Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Bluff View Cemetery following the service in Vermillion.
Bob served in the US Air Force during WWII. As a young man, he worked for his dad at Holmes Welding where he learned a great work ethic. He married Ilene Gregoire on April 4, 1948. Later, he went to work for Hydro Conduit in CA, NV, AZ. and TX. He retired in 1988 after 30 years. The couple moved to St. George, UT where they enjoyed their cabin, and the wildlife.
Bob is survived by his children Rob (Amy) Holmes of Phoenix, AZ; daughter Sandra (Wayne) Goulden of St. George, UT; grandson Ben Holmes of Phoenix, AZ; brother Roger (Pat) Holmes of Vermillion; sisters Fritz Lefler of Cottage Grove, MN and Shirley Girard of Vermillion; sisters- in-law Marilyn Gregoire of Vermillion and Gloria Maisch of Grand Island, NE ; brother-in-law Ernie (Lois) Gregoire of Marion, IA; and many dear nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ilene, on June 5, 2011; parents, Lloyd and Mamie Holmes; brother Darold; and sisters Marjorie Sorensen and Glennys Harrington .
Condolences may be posted online at www.koberfuneralhome.com.