Robert “Bob” G. Arkebauer Jr., age 70, of Eagle, Idaho, passed away on December 7, 2019. He was born on April 8, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan to Robert G. Arkebauer Sr. and Sadie Arkebauer.
Bob attended Fordson High School, and later attended college at Eastern Michigan as well as Wayne State. He was a member of Delta Epsilon Tau. Bob was drafted into the Army where he proudly served for 2 years. He married Cheri Arkebauer on January 10, 1978 in Dearborn, Michigan. Bob worked for Conrail, Ann Arbor Transit Authority, served as president of Transport Workers Union local 2051 and then 26 years for the Federal Railroad Administration.
Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, and excelling with his work for the FRA.
He is preceded in death by his brother Dennis Paul Arkebauer and his sister Marie Arkebauer.
Bob is survived by his wife Cheri Arkebauer, daughter Shellie Marie Beck, sons Terry R. Beck, Robert G. Arkebauer III and Timothy R. Arkebauer. Grandchildren Nicole, Amy, Katlin, Bobby IV, Garret, Tara, Gage, Travis and Arya.
A viewing will be held from 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr., Garden City. A funeral service will be held, 11:00 am, Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Eagle United Methodist Church, 651 N. Eagle Rd., Eagle, with a viewing beginning at 10:00 am.
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