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Robert "Bob" Suchan

March 03, 1947 - October 29, 2018


November 05, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Hope Lutheran Church- South Campus

Memorial service

November 05, 2018
- 11:00 AM

Hope Lutheran Church- South Campus


Boulger Funeral Home

Robert "Bob" Suchan

March 03, 1947 - October 29, 2018


Robert (Bob) Suchan, 71, Fargo, ND, passed away on October 29, 2018, in his home under the care of Hospice.

Robert was born March 3, 1947 in Bottineau, ND to Eddy and Charlotte Suchan. He was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Bob graduated from Bottineau High. He attend Wahpeton State School of Science.

Bob worked for Robert Gibb and Sons for 35 years. He also taught apprentices for 10 years at Moorhead State Community and Technical College.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Pat; Sons, Adam, Clay, Kris (Trish), Michael, Daughter Vicki (Shawn) ; Brother, Alan, (Arlinda), Sister Diane; Grandchildren, Ava Louise, Lincoln, Justin and Nick (Stephanie); Great granddaughter, Braelyn Olivia. He was predeceased by his parents, Son Tony, Brothers, Terry (Belinda), Wayne (DeDe), and Bradley.

Bob adored his grandchildren. They were the twinkle of his eyes. He loved nature and would spend hours outside.

Bob will be missed by all. His comforting words to me, his wife, “I am going into the arms of God.” Fly with the angels sweet man.

A special thank you to Dr. Gross, and Jean, RN who always gave us so much love. Also to the Hospice nurses for their loving care, the Sanford Cancer nurses and Boulger Funeral Home, Director, Tia for her comfort, and to our loving, warm Pastors, Kevin, Kristian, and the Hope Lutheran Staff.


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13 responses to “Robert Suchan”

  1. Jim Christianson says:


    Will never forget some of the great times we had when we were kids living next to each other in Bottineau. Maybe we’ll have a chance to race our ‘Sears scooters’ again. Those were the days.

    We’ll miss you but I know you’ve never felt better or been happier than you are right now. Here’s hoping I can
    join you when the time comes. Rest in peace buddy.

  2. Amanda Erickson says:

    Sending prayers and condolences to Pat and your entire family. Whenever we were around Bob he was so kind and you could tell he loved his grandkids immensely. Love you Townsends.

    Amanda and Jeremy Erickson

  3. Janet R Tuller says:

    My deepest sympathies to the Suhcan family

  4. Jim Littlefield says:

    Bob it was a pleasure knowing you the short time I did and I am very glad I got to see ya again here in Portland not too long ago and we had some good BBQ….

    You are very missed all around my friend R.I.P.

  5. Mona McLean says:

    I was so sorry to read of Bob’s passing. We worked together for quite a few years at Gibb and Sons. He was so kind, gentle and sweet!! Such a nice, nice man!! May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    With my deepest sympathy,

    Mona McLean

  6. Marsha and Mark Bakken says:

    Our prayers and thoughts during this time for your loss. Our Sympathy to the Suchan family.

  7. Elizabeth Jung says:

    Pat and family, My sincere condolences on the loss your hubby Bob.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.
    Savor the memories.
    Elizabeth Jung

  8. Steve & Lisa Gibb says:

    We are very sadden to learn of Bob’s passing and praying that The Lord’s strength and comfort sustain you. His smile and that twinkle Bob had in his eyes will be fondly remembered by us, having known Bob through his job at Robert Gibb & Sons. He was a dedicated and hard worker but also had a very gentle disposition. I remember the story he told me of the skunk that was trapped in the window well. Not wanting to harm the little critter, he relayed how he carefully attempted to place a board so that it could climb it’s way out safely only to pay Bob’s efforts with a odoriferous reward. He was chuckling the whole time he was sharing the event AND the little black with white striped stinker did crawl out with “no thanks” to Bob. I know Bob will be greatly missed and our hearts go out to you; so sorry for your loss. ✝️

  9. Judy Eide Peterson says:

    Although I hadn’t seen “Bobby” in years, I saw him at our last class reunion. He did indeed have a twinkling in his eyes, a warm and ready smile, and I remember his kindness, as well. We lived on the same street growing up, about a block from each other. My prayers are for peace and comfort in knowing God’s presence was with Bobby in the end.


  10. Beryl Mortenson says:

    I was so happy to talk to him recently on the phone. Remininsed for about an hour. Bob was a special and caring guy. I enjoyed the nice video. Rest In Peace! Beryl Mortenson

  11. Ralph E. Simon says:

    “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
    ― Mother Teresa

    What I remember most about “Bobby” is and was his great smile. While watching and enjoying the wonderful video of Bob’s life, I see that he never lost that magnificent smile.

    Growing up in small town America; Bottineau, ND, Bobby and I and many others our age, knew almost each and everybody and their families in the small community. We all went to school together from grade school to high school. I, as well as most in the class of ’65, can likely look back and remember each and everyone in our class. To this day it is still one of my favorite times when our class gets together for reunions. As I remember “Bobby” Suchan at those reunions, he always had that magnificent smile every time I saw and spoke with him.

    Bob, “you will certainly be missed by many, but most of all your family”. May your family’s ‘hearts of sorrow’ be eased by the wonderful and loving memories of the magnificent and loving man that you were.

    My thoughts, prayers and smiles are with you, the Suchan family, as you continue your journey with your “memories of love and smiles for Bob”.

  12. Eugene & Elaine Hett says:

    Thoughts and prayers! Thanks for sharing the video…It bought tears and many great memories for you. Hugs!

  13. Bev Euclide(McKnight) says:

    So sad to hear of the death of “Bobby”. We lived next door and dated for 2 years. He was funny, kind and loving. My sincere sympathies to his family. Rest in peace.

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