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Bobby Halterman, Sr.1SGT Bobby Lee Halterman, Sr., Retired, U.S. Army, age 73, of St. Robert, passed from this earth on Monday, November 16, 2015. Bobby was born on January 20, 1942, in Des Moines, Iowa, a son to the late Robert and Evelyn (Mullin) Halterman. He was a 1960 graduate of East High School in Des Moines, Iowa. Bobby met and married the love of his life, Susan Louise Collins at Fort Leonard, Wood, MO in 1965 while they were both serving in the military there. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 6, 2015. 1SGT Halterman served for 21 years in the United States Army in Preventive Medicine and Artillery Survey and enjoyed many duty stations to include Korea, 2 tours in Okinawa, Germany and was a Vietnam veteran. He did basic at Ft Leonard Wood, MO and AIT at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He retired from the Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 1984 and from Civil Service (Artillery Survey Instructor) at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. During his retirement years he owned and operated three businesses, a German Restaurant in the Wichita Mountains located in Oklahoma, "The Farm" a club in Cyril, OK and a Residential Facility Allen's Hope for Boys in St. Robert, MO. He enjoyed the game of golf immensely and fishing was a favorite of his. He will be missed especially by his family and close friends! In addition to his wife of 50 years, Bobby is survived by his four children: three sons, Mark David and Eric Brian Halterman both of Eagle River, Alaska and Bobby "Lee" Halterman, Jr. and his wife, Shavonne of Rogersville, MO; and one daughter, Jodi Lynn Halterman Nickerson of Springfield, MO. Bobby has grandchildren who loved him dearly; Stephen "Ryan" and Zachary Chase Nickerson both of Springfield, MO; Rachel Kay Craft and husband, Jonathan of Rolla, MO; and Tyler Lee Halterman, Zoe Mae Halterman and Kyrin Zarek Wayne Halterman all from Rogersville, MO. He was fortunate to have several great grandchildren; Mariah Lynn, Maddie Louise and Stephen Ryan "Hamlet" Nickerson, Jr, from Springfield, MO; Chase Tyler Craft from Rolla, MO; and another baby boy on the way, Silas Bobby Lee, due on his birthday January 20, 2016 from Rolla, MO. Bobby has two surviving brothers, Daniel Joseph Halterman and wife Candy of Des Moines, IA and Dennis Earl Halterman and wife Rose of Des Moines, IA. In addition to his parents, Bobby is preceded in death by: a brother, Donald Leroy Halterman who preceded him in death in 2010 and a grandson, Zarek Ryan who preceded him in death in 2002. Private family services and inurnment with full Military Honors will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Family of Bobby Lee Halterman, Sr. Arrangements are under the direction of Rolla Cremation and Memorial (573-341-0220).
My heart goes out to the family. Bobby was a wonderful person and I will never forget him. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
- Barb Cruchelow Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM
will miss you always love denny and priss
- dennis and priss halterman Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM
Bob, you were loved. Underneath that grumpy exterior beat the heart of a kind and giving man. You gave so much of yourself to your family, friends and the boys that were lucky enough to be cared for by you, Sue and the rest of the family. Rest in peace Bob. One day, we will sit down again and fellowship together. Much love to your family that misses you so much.
- Randy and Gina Smith Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM
We loved Bob. He could act so grouchy, but had such a big kind heart. Bob was a generous man and offered and gave so much of himself to his family, friends and the boys that were lucky enough to be cared for by himself, Sue and the rest of the family. RIP, Bob. One day we will all sit down and fellowship together once again. Much love to Bob's family who are missing him so much.
- Randy and Gina Smith Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM
A great man who will be greatly missed.
- Bryan Gibbs Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM
grandpa I love and miss you dearly u were more than a grandpa you were my best friend I just want you to know that you made me smile when I was sad I will never forget when I sat on your lap and you would tickle my knees I wont ever forget you xoxo yours always Mariah lynn
- air head Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM
I will always miss my grandpa; whenever Meme would say NO he would still stop at the candy store! I always liked to go watch his games with him and eat chips, dip and dots with him! You will always be in my heart, Grandpa. Your sweet Maddie Lou
- Maddie Nickerson Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM
I love you and miss you gpa.
- Zoe Halterman Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM
No amount of tears will bring you back to me so I just keep trying to keep going...You were always my life and my best friend and love; I am not sure how I will learn to live without you and your support; I always knew everything would be okay because you told me so............now its not okay. I will love you and miss you forever and ever!
- Susan Halterman Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM
Praying for Sue, Lee, and your entire family during this difficult time. It was an honor to share time with your family last Saturday. Thanks and God Bless, Curtis Erwin
- Curtis Erwin Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM