Bob Newton

[17 APR 1931 - D1 - 20371 - 21 AUG 2012]

Bob Newton Eulogies

AOG Testimonials



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Class of '55 cruise group at Torgau - where Soviet and
US army forces met - WWII ['55 Elbe Trip - SEP 2015]



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['55 Elbe Trip - SEP 2015]



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Linda Newton @ Charlottenburg Palace - Berlin
['55 Elbe Trip - SEP 2015]



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Cooper's - Jack - Natalie and Dr. Roy Trawick - David (son) - Linda
and Avery (granddaughter) Newton [60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Sybil Michalove - Jack Doyle - Linda Newton - Quinn's
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Linda - David (son) and Avery (granddaughter) Newton -
Bill Streett - Horst's [60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Rod Vitty - Bob and Pat Hurley - Linda Newton - Joe Franklin - Roy and Sandra Lynn - Connie Franklin - Jack and Candy Strom - Pat Strati - Don Hilbert - Pat Vitty - Tom Horst - Bob Strati - Ruth Horst - Charlie Johnson - Suzanne Pirkey - Dave Wheeler - Trudy Johnson - Caye Wheeler - Jane and Bob Pinkston - Fred Pirkey (Not pictured - Pete and Angee Fikaris - daughter - SIL and grandson) [Air Force Game Gathering - Nov 2014]



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Anna Bates - Linda Newton - Connie Franklin
[Middleburg VA - DEC 2012]



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Quent Bates - Linda Newton - Joe Franklin
[Middleburg VA - DEC 2012]



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[Bob Newton Farewell]

More Bob Newton Farewell Pictures



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Vitty - Hammond 66 - Follett - Blitch - Strom - Campbell - Enslow - Ludwig - Bergen - West - Bates - Newton [France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Linda Newton and Pat Vitty
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Linda and Bob Newton
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Tommy West - Linda Newton - Elaine West
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Bob Newton - Phil Enslow - Tommy West
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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West's and Bob Newton
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Linda Newton and Jack Strom
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Quent Bates - Linda and Bob Newton
[France Trip - JUL/AUG 2011]



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Hilbert's - Wheeler's - Regnier's - Franklin's - Lynn's - Ryan - Newtons - Fikarises - Strati's - Johnson - Vitty's - Young. Plus guests: Hurleys (friends of Hilbert's) - Smith (he is son-in-law in Hilbert family) - Ulrichs (son-in-law in Fikaris family) - and Dave Young's lady friend Anne) [Army - Air Force: NOV 2010]



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Dave Wheeler and Bob Newton
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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D-1: Bergen's - Gottron's - Cooper's - Newton's -
Jim Ryan [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Mary Ann Miller - Jim Bergen - Dick Wargowsky - Jane Zaborowski -
Myron Minich - Bob Newton [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Bob Newton and Jack Jeter
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Lynn Lang - Linda and Bob Newton - Pat Vitty
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Wargowsky's - Shirley Jacobs - Pat Strati - Linda
Newton - Goldstein's [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Pat Strati - Bob Newton - Carla Hilbert
[Scribe to CO Party - MAR 2009]



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Jim Bergen and Bob Newton
[Moving to CO party for Bergen - NOV 2007]



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Elaine West - Ruth Sloan - Linda Newton
[Moving to CO party for Bergen - NOV 2007]



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Bergen - Linda and Bob Newton
[FEB 2007 Ski Breckenridge]



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Marly Carpenter - Elaine West - Linda Newton
[DEC 2006]



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Bob Newton and Ann Eddins
[JUN 2006]



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Eddins - Strati - Ludwig - Roades - Newton -
Jim Ryan [JUN 2006]



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Sloan '96 - Newton - Dienst
[DG Mini - MAY 2006]



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Sherry Welter - Linda Newton - Caye Wheeler
[DG Mini - MAY 2006]



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Welter - Newton - Angee Fikaris - Dave and Caye Wheeler -
Linda Newton - Doyle - Fikaris [DG Mini - MAY 2006]



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Strati - West - Newton - Miss Lombardi
('55 Grandhorse) [NOV 2005]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Bob Newton and Lo Dienst
[50th Reunion]



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Bill and Frances Tennant - Linda Newton
[50th Reunion]



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Jo Ann McNair - Bob and Pat Strati - Don and Carla Hilbert - Betty and Matt Schepps - Sandy and Dick Wargowsky - Ed Nidever and Elaine Black - Jack McAuslan x55 (missing from photo Ted and Mary Carolyn Gay - Bob and Linda Newton - Jim and Nancy Cutchin - Jim Bergen and Carl McNair) [MAR 2005 Founders Day]



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Bill Anderson - Jim Ryan - Joe Franklin -
Newton [MAR 2005]



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Lucas - Malone - Joe Franklin - Jim Ryan - Newton -
Bergen - Bill Anderson - Welter [MAR 2005]



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Jim Ryan - Newton - Bergen
[MAR 2005]



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Bob and Linda Newton
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Hinrichs - Fikaris and Newton
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Newtons
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Camp - Sanderson - Newton - Hinrichs
[Ski Utah - 2004]



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Newton - West - Eddins - Bergen -
Jim Ryan [DEC 2003]



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Bergen - Dienst - Newton
[SnowMass - 2003]



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Bob Newton and Danny Dienst
[JAN 2003]



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Newton - Quinn - Doyle
[Carl Cathey Funeral - NOV 2000]



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Linda Newton - Lo Dienst - Connie Franklin - Angee Fikaris
Judy Lathrop - Candy Strom - Strom - Hinrichs [2002 Ski Trip]



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Caye and Dave Wheeler - Mary Ann and Rich Miller - Linda and Bob Newton
[Hotel Maxime - Auxerre - France: Barge Trip - May 4 - 2001]



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Mary Sansalone (Bill Streett's wife) - Hinrichs - Streett -
Bob and Linda Newton [2001 Jackson Hole Mini]





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DeMaris - Hinrichs - Maurer - Newton - Bergen - Camp - Andrews - Cardillo - Schick - Phillips - Tennant - Streett [2001 Jackson Hole Mini]



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Welter - Cutchin - Strati - Newton -
Gilpatrick - West [2001]



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Fikaris - Jacobs - Pirkey - Newton
[FEB 2001 Sun Valley Ski Trip]



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Doyle - Mary Monahan - Bob and Linda
Newton [45th Reunion - SEP 2000]



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Bob and Linda Newton
[45th Reunion - SEP 2000]



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Russell - Karam - Drummond -
Doyle - Newton [2000]



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Ludwig - Joe Franklin - McNair -
Newton - Karam [2000]



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Sloan - Wheeler's - Page - Bates - Armour -
Newton - Bergen - Dienst [1999]



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Welter - Newton - Karam - McNair -
Masson - Bill Anderson - Wray [1999]



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Ryan - Eddins - Bell - Dienst - Bergen - Gottron - Tennant -
Newton [Newton's Roundaway Farm - SEP 1997]



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Newton - Raynal - Fontaine - Dienst - Hilbert - Baker - Vitty - Lichtenberg - Wargowsky - Masson - Ludwig - Roades - Horst [c1994]



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Dienst - Jacobs - Camp - Newton - Bates - Vitty
['55 Ski Trip - c1994]



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Newton - Dienst - Bergen
[OCT 1994]



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Jeter's - Newton - Hilbert's - Jill Wiegand - ?
[CO Mini - AUG 1993]



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Carpenter - Meisenheimer - Newton -
Wargowsky [c1993]



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Cardillo - Camp - Ordway - Bean - Newton - Martling
[Ski Club Founders: Ski Club Mini - 1993]



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Regnier - Pat Vitty - Newton - Ute Ordway -
Bergen - Ordway [Ski Club Mini - 1993]



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Meisenheimer - Newton - Todd Graham - Martling - Linda Newton
Ordway - Vitty - Cardillo - Camp [Ski Club Mini - 1993]



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Tommy West - Bob Newton - Hugh Quinn
[c1992]



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Bob Newton and Bob Johnson
[c1992]



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Nidever - Newton's - Wargowsky's - McNair's -
Cathey's - Goldstein's [FDD MAR 1991]



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Bob and Pat Strati - Dempsie and Sally Davis - Linda
and Bob Newton [1990 Army-Navy Game Party]



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Newton - Kip Volkstadt - Jim and
Ann Eddins - Pat Strati [1989]



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Carpenter - Sloan - Newton
[1989]



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Wayne Smith - Ed Anderson - Bob Newton -
Bob Russell - Jim Eddins [1987]



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Bob Newton and Ed Nidever
[1986]



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[25th Reunion - 1980]

Row 10: Bergen - Cathey - Chapman - Gamble - Todd Graham - Don Smith - ? - Polly - McCloskey - Row 9: Blitch - Secord - Jim Ryan - Wing - ? - Row 8: ? - Matuszak - Wayne Smith - ? - Fleeger - Lynn - Joe Franklin - Charlie Johnson - Gunderson - Row 7: Regnier - ? - Reed - Stone - Herren - Weaver - Matteson - Hayes - ? - Enslow - Cliff Jones - ? - Reid - Feagin - Row 6: Wargowsky - Lichtenberg - Sanderson - Baker - Dienst - McCullough - Schick - Ludwig - Soper - Bean - Shideler - Lenio - Pirkey - Row 5: Goldstein - Fralen - Le Cates - Meisenheimer - Wheeler - Horst - Whittaker ? - Cardillo - Page - Newton - Prater - Lucas - Row 4: ? - Sloan - Traut - Rich Miller - Hoeferkamp - Heye - ? - West - Bill Graham - Row 3: Andrews - Perkins - Gay - Pace - Olvey - Strati - Dugan - Jackson - Whtitaker ? - Ralph Henry - Gallup - Murray - Ewing - Fikaris - Row 2: Hornbarger - Al Edwards - Robinson - ? - Thorsen - Dickson - Vitty - Tom Phillips - Bill Anderson - Giddings - Jacobs - Dryer - Row 1: Bazilwich - Samos - Wray - Trobaugh - Brokenshire - Bossert - Hagedorn - Walton - Poirier - Hasbrouck - LaFrenz - Nourse - Malooley



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[15th Reunion - 1970]

Row 8: Auer - McNair - Street - Wix - Row 7: Horst - Paul Parks - ? - Dugan - Grubbs - Domeck - Bliss - Row 6: Howie Stone - Newton - Booras - Strom - McDonald - Row 5: Fikaris - Schick - Gallup - Cardillo - Wheeler - Masson - Row 4: Katenbrink - Spellman - Joseph - ? - Schlotter - Row 3: Bergen - Fralen - ? - Andrews - Dunaway - Bob Johnson - Jim Ryan - Row 2: Bean - Strati - Soper - Jeter - Wiegand - Lenio - Price - Row 1: Prater - Thorsen - Meisenheimer - Reid - Zaborowski - Feagin - Joe Franklin

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[10th Reunion - 1965]

Standing [L to R]: Weaver - Lewis - Turner - Chikalla - Gallup - O'Brien - Freed - Hadly - Wix - ? - Streett - ? - Reb Young - Quinn - Lenio - ? - Perkins - Thorsen - ? - Nieves - Sherman - Burroughs - Giza - Traut - Sloan - Gay - Paul Parks - Andrews - Ginter - Bates - McNair - ? - Lichtenberg - Nidever - Secord - Feagin - Cathey - Herren - ? - ? - Ludwig - ? - ? - ? - Ralls - ? - Shimunek - Macdonald - ? - ? - ? - ? - ? - Bob Strickland - Front [L to R]: Soper - Newton - Dax - Chance - Schmidt - Shideler - Bergen - Matteson - Hargrove - Hornbarger - Steakley - Stevens - Drummond - Rudzki - Knierem - Wargowsky - ? - Stern - ? - ? - Livesay - Dickson - Michalove - Hagan - Landers - ? - Blitch - ? - Cardillo - Ordway - Trobaugh - Crancer - Maus - LaFrenz - Sydenham - Strom - ? - Howie Stone - Schepps - Raymond - Spellman - Sanderson ? - Wray - Fikaris - Stevenson - Sims - ?

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D-1 Firsties - 1st Row: Dienst - Jim Ryan - Eddins - Cooper - Bergen - Newton - Tebodo (CO) - Lathrop - 2nd Row: Tennant - Shaffer - Pirtle - 3rd Row: Bill Parks - Grubbs - Bliss - 4th Row: Gottron - Zaborowski - Trawick - 5th Row: Price - Bell



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Bill Tennant and Bob Newton
[Tommy Bell Clone - 1954]



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Bob Newton and Bill Tennant
[Tommy Bell Clone - 1954]



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Kaye Lathrop - Charles Symonds - Bob Newton - Danny Dienst -
Jim Bergen - Bill Parks - Fred Bliss [Joe King's Rathskeller - 1953]



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Bob Newton and Danny Dienst
[Central Area - 1952]



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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Robert Winthrop Newton was born on 17 April 1931 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was appointed to West Point by Senator Hubert Humphrey. He entered West

Robert Winthrop Newton was born on 17 April 1931 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was appointed to West Point by Senator Hubert Humphrey. He entered West Point on 3 July 1951, was in Company D 1 and on the wrestling team for four years. He graduated on 7 June 1955 and was commissioned in the US Army in the Field Artillery.


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TAPS Memorial Article



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Farewell to Bob Newton

Bob's funeral took place at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville, Va. on 29 September 2012.

The day before the funeral, Linda Newton and the family invited classmates and friends to a picnic at Roundaway Farm, the Newton's home in Marshall, Va. Tables were set outside by the gardens and pool. This is horse country. The rolling hills and pastures were a fine background on a partly sunny afternoon as the guests enjoyed pulled pork, salads and desserts. The picnic, so typical of the way Bob and Linda always entertained in the past, was in its way a sad reminder of Bob's passing. Our classmate, Jim Darrah, read a poem penned by another West Pointer, whose class tradition was to bid farewell to a fallen classmate by each tapping his class ring on the coffin. At the funeral on Saturday, a number of us gathered around Bob at the end of the ceremony to do just that.

Some sixty family and friends were at the picnic. Our class was represented by: Norm and Barb Blahuta, Jim and Billie Darrah, Marcia Cathey, Dan and Yvette Troyan, Ed and Betsy Anderson, Al and Dot Spaulding, Carl and Jo Ann McNair, Tommy and Elaine West, Joe and Connie Franklin, Greta Masson, John and Ruth Sloan, Jim Ryan, Bob Deardorff, Diane and Dick Gottron, Rich and Mary Ann Miller.

Trinity Episcopal Church is a lovely large French Norman style building with burial ground adjacent to the church. The morning haze gave way to bright sunlight by 1100. Our large class wreath of mums with seasonal flowers and black, gold and grey ribbon, adorned with our class crest, was at the entrance. A lone bag piper played as the casket arrived. The church was filled to capacity by about 300 when a military honor guard accompanied the flag covered casket inside for the service. A very fine portrait of Bob was on the first page of the program, a Celebration of the Life of Colonel Robert W. Newton (USA, Ret) April 17, 1931 - August 21, 2012.

It was a beautiful celebration. The West Point Alumni Glee Club sang "The Corps" during the service in the church and, joined by all the graduates present, sang "The Alma Mater" at the gravesite. Moving tributes to Bob were given by Efrain Arellanos, a long time employee whom Bob had mentored, by Tommy West who led us in the Cadet Prayer, and by Bob and Linda's son, Robert W. Newton, Jr. A forth eulogy, by Dick Irish, a neighbor who was on a Mediterranean cruise, was read by Robert Banse, the minister.

The burial service followed in the church cemetery with full military honors. The military honor guard, led by an Army colonel, fired the traditional three volleys and a trumpeter sounded the solemn notes of "Taps". The flag was carefully folded and presented to Linda. Everyone, privately, bid farewell to our classmate and longtime friend.

A reception was held in the church hall after the graveside service. The crowd was large and I may have missed seeing some of our classmates. I saw or spoke with the following in addition to those at the picnic: Ray Gunderson, Rod Vitty, Don and Carla Hilbert, Zach and Carolyn Hagedorn, Nancy Bishop, Leo and Pauline Hergenroeder, Dave McNerney, Jim Cutchin, Bill and Joan McCulla, Ted and Starla Vitori, Marty McGuire, Val Bundren, Ted Gay, Dan and Donna Ludwig, Matt and Betty Schepps, John Rudzki, Bob and Pat Strati.

Linda would like to thank all those classmates who assisted in providing this honorable send off to Bob.

Bob, be thou at peace.

Rich Miller


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