Robert “Bob”Arvid Priebe, 80, Bismarck, ND passed away June 9, 2017 at Augusta Place Good Samaritan Nursing Home of Bismarck after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Services will be held on Wednesday, June 14that 2:00 pm at First Lutheran Church of Mandan. Public visitation will be Tuesday evening, June 13thfrom 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Bismarck Funeral Home. Burial will be Thursday, June 15that 1:00 pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery in Noonan, ND.
Bob was born in Powers Lake, North Dakota, on November 27, 1936, to Walter and Clara Priebe. He grew up in the Larson/Columbus area. He married Lorraine Ann Kostek on January 5, 1959, in Kenmare. Bob served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959 and again from 1961-1962.
Bob & Lorraine farmed in Noonan, ND, for 45 years. Bob was a very hard worker and instilled his work ethic in their three children – Debbie, Tim and Wendy. The couple retired to Williston in 2001 and moved to Bismarck in 2013. They enjoyed camping and traveling to many great locations including a special family trip to Hawaii to celebrate their 50thanniversary.
Bob gave many volunteer hours to the community including the Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Noonan Lions Club, receiving the Melvin Jones award for service. He was always prepared to lend a helping hand and everyone who encountered him was cheered by his lighthearted demeanor and kind heart.
For 20 years, Bob & Lorraine spent their winters in Yuma, AZ making many special friendships and playing pinochle and shuffleboard.
Bob had a great sense of humor andwas always looking for the next joke. He made friends everywhere he went and loved visiting with people. Bob’s faith and his family meant the world to him and he was especially proud of his grandchildren. Bob and Lorraine loved attending their children and grandchildren’s activities and sports. Bob loved dancing and playing cards, especially pinochle. He had a special place in his heart (and stomach) for a chocolate chip cookie.
He was quick to give God all the glory for the blessings in his life, and his unconditional love for his family and friends will never be forgotten.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marlys Priebe, brother Donald Priebe and grandson Matthew Telehey.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Lorraine, daughter Debbie (Robert) Waggoner of Decatur, TX; son Tim (Jackie) Priebe, Dickinson, ND; daughter Wendy (Mark) Telehey, Williston, ND; grandchildren Andrew (Kourtney) Waggoner, Laura Waggoner, Jacob Telehey, Megan (Isaac) Bumgardner, Sarah Telehey, Jessica Priebe (Riley), Alex Priebe; brothers Rodney (Marlene)Priebe, brother Lester (Maxine) Priebe and sister Donna Brown.
Memorials may be made to Noonan Lions Club scholarship fund, 605 South Main Street, Noonan, ND or Bismarck Parkinson’s support group www.bismarckparkinsons.wordpress.com