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Robert Reimer

November 01, 2015

Funeral Service

November 03, 2015
- 3:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior.

Boulger Funeral Home

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Boulger Funeral Home

Robert Reimer

November 01, 2015

Obituary

A Celebration of Robert Reimer’s Life

The first thing you notice when looking at pictures of Robert is his smile. It makes you smile.  The next thing is his blue eyes that look at a world of possibilities and not barriers. They are kind eyes.

When talking to Robert the first thing you would be his sense of humor. He had a good habit of not taking himself or life too seriously. He had an arsenal of catch phrases such as “trust me”, “you must be with Weight Watchers”, “I can do this”, Sue, you look simply ravishing”, and “ I married the daughter of a rich railroad tycoon”.  That, and a great positive view of life in the face of adversity served him well (he was diagnosed with multiple scorocisis in the early 1980s) and was an inspiration for us all.  The world was a better place with him in it. Robert was one of those people that leave a lifelong impression on you.

He exceeded at being a good, son, brother, husband, dad and grandfather. His parents Gordon and Mae gave him a great foundation for being a caring, thoughtful and selfless person. They taught him about the importance of keeping your word , how you treat other people, sticking to your convictions and taking pride in your work. His parents encouraged him to join Boy Scouts (Eagle Scout), learn to fish and swim (Grand Forks Central High Swim team), running (Cross Country and  a love of all things mechanical (especially motorcycles and cars).  The love of all things mechanical gave way to graduating from Wapheton State School of Science with an associate degree in Heating and Air Conditioning Construction in 1972.   He gave back the love and support to them in many ways: taking them on many family vacations and being there in their time of need  by helping rebuild their house after the 1997 Grand Forks flood.

He gave that same gift to his family; his wife Sue ,his children Jason (wife Jennifer), Chris and Melissa (fiancée David) , along with his grandchildren Madison, Anna Belle and Collin.

Robert had very good taste in women. He married Sue Enderle in 1973 after meeting her at Bud’s Roller Rink and they were happily married to each other at the time of his passing.  He told Sue that he was a workaholic and could decline his proposal with that as a preexisting condition.  She still said “yes”. She has stood by Robert’s side in both the good times and the bad.  After nearly 30 years of commercial heating, air conditioning and steam pipe fitting work he retired in 2000.   Despite his health problems over the last couple decades, Robert’s spirit and attitude was present to the end of his life.

He was always a selfless person. Robert became an organ donor early in his life and his death will give another person a fighting chance for life.   As in life, he would take something negative and turn it into a positive. We will miss him, but know he is in a better place with his mom and dad.

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4 responses to “Robert Reimer”

  1. Staci Kouba says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Bob was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. He will be missed greatly at Rosewood. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know.
    God’s Blessings,
    Staci Kouba

  2. Lauren says:

    I am sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort bring you strength at this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). May you also find comfort in the pleasant nemories of times spent with your loved one.

  3. Ruben says:

    Psalms 34:18 says that our God will be close to you during your time of dis-stress, it also says that the Lord (Jehovah) will swallow up death forever never to be touched by it again. True, its easier to read these words than to live by them, but live by them we must as there is no other way to cope with the pain that this enemy brings. May you too find comfort in them as you grieve the loss of your loved one.

  4. Chris Zietz says:

    I managed rental property in Fargo for many years and Bob was one of the most talented men I have ever known. Bob headed the group of techs from Gibb and Sons to replace two large boiler replacement projects. I learned that he was a person of passion from the day I met him. His smile and sense of humor was infectious. He worked with me on many large and small heating projects throughout the years. Bob will be missed by me and everyone that he touched so very much. My father once said that there are a lot of good people but very few great people, Bob was a great man and one of the best friends I will ever have. God Bless you and all of your family.

    Chris Zietz

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