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Robert (Bob) George Spriggel March 6, 1942 - April 5, 2022

Robert George Spriggel, 80, of Eagle, Idaho, went to be with the Lord on April 5, 2022, of natural causes. Bob peacefully passed at home with his family by his side.

Bob was born on March 6, 1942, in Portland, Oregon to George and Virginia Spriggel. The family moved to Idaho at the age of 9. He graduated in 1960 from Green Leaf Friends Academy and went on to attend Boise Jr. College, Multnomah School of the Bible, and College of Pacifica in Stockton, California.

Bob married Judith K. Vanderdasson on November 24, 1963, in Caldwell, Idaho. The two recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. Bob and Judi had two children, Arnie, and Cheryl.

He began his career with Holt Bros in Stockton, California – Caterpillar Dealer in 1969. Bob’s career took him to California, Idaho – Western States Equipment Boise and Meridian, then to Alaska in 1975, working on the pipeline for NC Machinery and Rowan Drilling at Prudhoe Bay and to China in 1996. While in China, Bob and Judi were able to work together at Caterpillar for 5 years.  3 years of that Bob was responsible for the assembly and operations of 32 789 CAT trucks coming into the world’s largest coalmine.  The other 2 years, Bob was in Beijing in management and setting up stores in North China. Bob worked for Caterpillar, and Caterpillar Dealers for 32 years, with 22 of those years in management.

Bob retired in 2001 and they returned to their home and acreage in Meridian, and he began his own business selling “Black Gold Premiere Dog Food” and loved the Labs he trained and raised. Bob and Judi sold their Meridian ranch and built a new home in Eagle, Idaho in the fall of 2020.

Above all, Bob loved spending time with his family; hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and traveling. Bob adored his family and was kind, loving, fun and oh so adventurous.

Bob was a faithful member at the Linder Road Church of Christ and served as an elder for 12 years. He was also the Director of “Camp Ivydale” for the Church of Christ Teen Camp for many years, located in Idaho City.

Bob will be missed greatly by all who knew him as, Husband, Father, Grandpa, and Friend.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Judith; daughter, Cheryl (Dan) Allegood; daughter-in-law, Tiffany Spriggel; grandchildren Preston, Taylor and Cameron Spriggel and Tara, Parker, and Luke Allegood; and great grandchildren, Beckett, Kipton and Huxley Spriggel-Preston and Noah Spriggel-Cameron.

Bob is proceeded in death by his parents, George, and Virginia; and his son Arnold (Arnie) Spriggel.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Linder Road Church of Christ, Camp Ivydale.

A viewing will be held, 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr., Garden City. A funeral service will be held, 11:00 am, Thursday, April 14, 2022, at the Linder Road Church of Christ, 1555 N. Linder Rd., Meridian. A committal service will follow at Dry Creek Cemetery, 9600 Hill Rd., Boise.

To attend the service virtually, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F7zf4L9PDE  or  https://www.facebook.com/LinderRdcC

To leave the family condolences please visit www.bowmanfuneral.com

A viewing will be held, 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr., Garden City. A funeral service will be held, 11:00 am, Thursday, April 14, 2022, at the Linder Road Church of Christ, 1555 N. Linder Rd., Meridian. A committal service will follow at Dry Creek Cemetery, 9600 Hill Rd., Boise.

To attend the service virtually, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F7zf4L9PDE  or  https://www.facebook.com/LinderRdcC

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    Donna Zehr Bradley says

    May GOD hold you so close.

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      Judi Spriggel says

      Thank you Donna

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    Bill Hardy says

    Enjoyed working with Bob for about 20 years and knowing him for over 40 years. As my boss for many of those years Bob always treated me fairly and with respect. We had many great experiences working together at various customer sites repairing Caterpillar equipment and managing repairs and employees at the shop in Boise and Meridian. Sorry to hear about your passing,

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    Jack & Ellen Keifer says

    Sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I very much enjoyed working with him as well as spending time outside of work, including trips to Henry’s Lake, a deer hunting trip with he and Arnie. And of course Ellen’s and my trip to China. We still remember what gracious hosts you were.

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    The Maynard’s says

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of such a loved man! He always had a welcoming smile followed by friendly conversation. His love for his family was truly evident! He and Judy also made our son feel like family by welcoming him on ever so many camping trips. We pray the family find some comfort during the days to come. I smile thinking of the wonderful reunion he’s having with his own son! God is good!

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    Larry & Lola Hewett says

    So Sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. Bob was truly an inspiration to so many and will be missed by all. Our thoughts & prayers will be with all of the family during this difficult time..

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    JUDY SPRIGGEL DONOVAN says

    SO SORRY TO HEAR OF COUSIN BOBS PASSING .😥 I WILL FOREVER REMEMBER THE FUN TIMES WE HAD WHEN HE LIVED WITH US WHILE ATTENDING MULTNOMAHA . 🙏 TO ALL OF YOU MY COUSINS ❤❤❤

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