Robert Sailer

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Robert A. Sailer, 75, West Fargo, passed away Monday, July 1 at his home.

Bob was born October 28, 1937 in Sioux City, IA to John and Gertrude (McNulty) Sailer.  Bob moved around during his childhood, graduating from Mt. Carmel High School, Chicago, IL in 1955.  Bob attended St. Mary’s College in Winona, MN as well as NDSU.  He worked at Dakota Bank in Fargo before enlisting in the U.S. Army on January 12, 1961.  He was stationed at Ft. Riley, KS before being sent to Korea.  He moved back to Minneapolis before being honorably discharged on December 31, 1966.  Bob married Margaret Jamieson on July 20, 1963 in Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo.

The couple made their home in Arizona from 1965-1975 where he worked as a loan officer and bank manager.  Bob was also very involved with the Lions Club in Arizona.  They then moved to Moorhead, MN where he worked at the SuperValu warehouse.  Bob retired in 2001 after 25 years of service.

His greatest joy was spending time with his family (especially his grandchildren.)  He enjoyed attending all their activities ranging from baseball, hockey, bowling, concerts to plays.

Most knew Bob through his passion for auto racing, from working on Greg Johnson’s pit crew to helping his son Scott get started in racing and most recently helping his grandkids (Brandon, Reile and Gwenyth) with their racing/go-karting.

Bob is survived by Margaret Sailer, Moorhead, MN; children, Sandra Ferris, Moorhead, MN, Karen (Eric) Kessler, Fargo, ND, Scott (Darcelle) Sailer, Fargo, ND; sister, Stephanie Reining, Olympia, WA; grandchildren, Michael and Brandon Ferris, Lauren Kessler, and Reile and Gwenyth Sailer.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James Sailer.

There will be a prayer service on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 7 PM at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 5 PM.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 11 AM at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 10 AM.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home.  To sign the online guestbook please visit

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  1. West Fargo, ND
    My deepest condolences on the passing of your loved one. I saw him many times out my window or from my driveway and it’s good to know how loved he was. I know he is in heaven with our Lord and Savior and I that brings you comfort and peace. Your family is in my prayers during this difficult time.

    Mr. Sailer’s neighbor across 10th Street.
    Jason Denman and Family.

  2. Glyndon MN
    Condolences to the family on the loss of a father and grandfather that set a great example for all of us in how to be involved with family. I so much appreciated his presence in the racing pits over the years I have been around racing. Bob set the example for all of us to aspire to and be proud of. Bob will be missed.
    Sincerely, David Sogge

  3. fargo north dakotaBob will be missed, his laughter, his wit & his jokes. Are prayers & thoughts are with the Sailer family. Also the beers we drank together DEEPEST REGaRDS TINY

  4. Sabin MnSandy, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I am uncertain if I’ll be able to get the the visitation today or not, but I’m going to try. However, I wanted you to know you’ve been in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be.

  5. Our family will miss you so much bob . You and your family are such great family friends of ours and will continue to be . Definitely Will miss seeing you at the race track . Keep watch over all of us . Til we meet again . Rest in peace bob

  6. Plymouth MnBob was very devoted to all his family and was always there for them during the good times and some not so good times. Prayers and thoughts with you all.

  7. West Fargo ND
    Even though we only knew Bob for a brief amount of time he always greeted us with a smile and was very supportive of our son Wyatt as we got into kart racing.

    After loosing my Father this past winter my grief is still fresh. Remember the good times and know that it was God’s time for Bob to come home.

    Our sincere condolences go out to your family.

  8. Joyce LABob was a good friend to my brother Greg he has always been like part of our family. He will be missed. My prayers got to the family.

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