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Robert Painter

Robert Lewis "Bob" Painter

Sunday, February 6th, 1938 - Sunday, April 18th, 2021
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Obituary

Robert (Bob) Painter, 83, of Crawford, died April 18, 2021 at the Monument Care Center in Scottsbluff. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Friday, April 23 at the Scottsbluff Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop John Blomstedt presiding. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed during the service. Burial will follow at 3pm at the Glendale Cemetery near Crawford. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of any flowers, memorials in Bob’s honor be made in care of the family to be designated at a later time. Online condolences may be made by viewing Bob’s memorial page at www.bridgmanfuneralhome.com. Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is entrusted with arrangements.
Bob was Born February 6, 1938 to parents Preston and Marion Painter in Belle Fourche, SD. He grew up in Harding County, SD where he attended grade school at the Painter School through 7th grade. He then went to Belle Fourche Junior High and High School graduating in 1956. He placed 2nd in the bull dogging at the national high school rodeo finals in Nevada. He attended Colorado A&M Fort Collins now CSU. He graduated in 1960 with a BS Degree in Animal Husbandry. Bob met his wife Jan while working at the Equine department at CSU. They were married Aug 27, 1958 in Albuquerque NM. Upon graduation he lived in Albuquerque where he worked for the State of NM until 1963.
Bob then moved to South Dakota and lived on ranches by the Black Hills including by Rochford, Spearfish on the Red Water River, near Rapid City, and by Newell. He moved to Sioux County, Nebraska near Crawford in 1977 where he resided until August of 2020.
He converted with his family to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints in 1971. For a time in the 80’s he served the Church as a Branch President in Oglala, SD. Bob and Jan raised Morgan horses and Bob served on the board of Directors for Morgan Horse Association.
Bob is survived by his daughter Heidi Painter of Albuquerque; NM; sons Rob (Lori) Painter of Mesa, AZ and Nathan (Kate) Painter of Scottsbluff, NE; 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren along with his 2 brothers and 5 sisters.
He was preceded in death most recently by his wife Jan Gillespie Painter, his brothers James Painter who died in infancy, his younger brother Daniel Painter, and his parents Preston and Marion Painter.
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Service Details

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    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    Address
    Hwy 26 & 5th Avenue
    SCOTTSBLUFF, NE 69361
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    Officiant
    Bishop John Blomstedt, III

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Rene Pombert

Posted at 10:16pm
Nathan and the Painter family, sorry to hear about the loss of your Father and of your Mother. I have fond memories of the visit I made in 2008 and the tour of your beautiful Morgans. My condolences to you and your family .
Rene Pombert
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Evelyn Birdsall

Posted at 05:47pm
To the family of "Bob",
Although we didn't know Bob, or any of his family, except for Dr. Painter, after reading his obituary we wish we could have known all of you. As ranchers and farmers our selves, we feel a kinship with him and his family. The world is a less better place without him.
In times of tears, remember the laughter. In times of sadness, remember the smiles. In times of loneliness, remember all you shared. Hope it helps you to know you'll have those warm, loving memories forever.
May God comfort your hearts today and bless you with endearing memories that your hearts will always treasure. With our heartfelt sympathy and prayers.
Evelyn & Jay Birdsall
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