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Robert A. Wilm

March 05, 1956 - December 21, 2017

Prayer Service - Tuesday

December 26, 2017
- 7:00 PM

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Moorhead

Visitation - Tuesday

December 26, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Moorhead

Funeral Mass - Wednesday

December 27, 2017
- 11:00 AM

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Moorhead


Boulger Funeral Home

Robert A. Wilm

March 05, 1956 - December 21, 2017


Robert A. Wilm, 61, Harwood, ND formerly Hankinson, ND passed away peacefully Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Sanford Health, Fargo surrounded by his family.

Bob was born March 5, 1956 in Hankinson, ND to John and Florence (Roob) Wilm. He attended school in Hankinson, ND before going to work as a plumber.

He married Linda Gustafson on October 14, 1975. They lived and worked in Minneapolis and Glyndon before making their home in Harwood, ND. He started his own plumbing business Northern Plains Mechanical in 2000, where he worked until his passing.

He was a big supporter of the Red River Zoo and he loved anything having to do with tractors. He was an avid collector of John Deere tractors and collector cars.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid card player. He loved to spend time at his cabin in Northern Minnesota riding ATV’s in the woods. In Hankinson, he had a farm stead where he would spend weekends enjoying life. Bob will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Linda, Harwood, ND; children, Sarah (Darren) Wall, Harwood, ND and Shawn (fiancé Nicole Moore and her daughter Maddy) Wilm, Harwood, ND; siblings, Valeria “Val” (Russel) Krause, Moorhead, MN, John (Cathy) Wilm, Hankinson, ND, Phyllis (Max) Gelinske, DeLamere, ND, Jim (Paulette) Wilm, Hankinson, ND and Jerry (Gloria) Wilm, Pelican Rapids, MN and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marlys Lenzen, brother-in-law, Tony Lenzen and nephews, Richard Gelinske, Joey Wilm and Terry Wilm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Red River Zoo, 4255 23rd Ave S., Fargo ND 58104.

Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Moorhead with visitation starting at 6:00 P.M.

Funeral Mass: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Moorhead with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.


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15 responses to “Robert A. Wilm”

  1. Sylvia Marcotte says:

    Linda,So sorry to hear of you and your family’s loss. Linda & Sylvia Marcotte

  2. Amy says:

    Deepest sympathies from the Bertzyk family

  3. Brian Cronin says:

    I will forever miss running into Bob and catching up on life. He was a great teacher and always willing to offer a helping hand.

  4. Linda Kasowski says:

    Linda.Shawn and Sarah and family.
    So very sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. Our heart goes out to u all. It is so very hard to loose a dad/husband. May God bless u all and help u thru this tough time. Prayers to u all.
    Tom and Linda Kasowski

  5. Marie and Charles Butz says:

    Deepest sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Becky savageau says:

    It is so sad to hear about your dad Sarah. Its hard when someone so dear leaves us. But we Cherish their memories forever.
    So in the days to come, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and best of all, you’ll remember all those good times.

  7. Turchin says:

    Bob will be dearly missed. We were very appreciative of his generosity and Thankful he was such a great employer!! Prayers for the family!

  8. Jennifer says:

    Sarah and Darren, we are so sorry to hear about your dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your dad sounds like quite the special guy. He lives on in your memories and your heart, hold onto that.
    Tim and Jennifer

  9. Anthony Smith says:

    He really was a great guy. Working with him as a young adult made me want to better myself. Otherwise he’d make you feel like he’d kick your ass. Awesome employer, and just…well, we need more of his kind. He’ll be missed.

  10. ricky berg says:

    so very sorry about your loss

  11. Jeremiah and Ricky says:

    Sending you and your family our condolences.

  12. Ingo Keller says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My deepest condolences to the Wilm family. Cherish the great memories of Bob, I’ll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God bless.

  13. Jody Thomforde Menge says:

    So sorry to hear of Bobs passing. I did not know him but have heard about him many times from my son Jeff who thought so much of him, he looked up to Bob and valued the time spent with Bob. He will be remembered with fond memories

  14. David and Patsy Madsen says:

    So sorry to hear about Bob. I worked with Bob and he was a good man to work with. We send our sincere sympathy to all of you.

  15. John R Otteson says:

    Linda, Sarah, and Shawn. I am so sorry for you loss. Bob was a great man and friend. He will be greatly missed.
    The Otteson family.

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