Bob, 81, passed away from multiple complications from cancer. Bob grew up in Chicago. He came from a proud Czech background that he cherished until his death. Bob graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology and Northwestern University and went onto achieve and fulfill an extremely productive career in civil engineering. He met his wife, Marilynn, while studying and they had just celebrated 57 years of marriage. Bob was a dedicated family man who loved to fly fish with his sons and friends, tend to a vegetable garden, listen to classical music, eat good food and research his family background. Bob and Marilyn spent several visits to Prague to visit old family homesteads, relatives and to enjoy the beauty of the country.
In 1977, Bob and his family moved to Boise to begin a new life where Bob worked for Morrison-Knudsen in the best of times. It became their forever home. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father who worked diligently to accomplish any task to which he set his mind, always with that engineering mentality. He was excellent role model of a man.
Bob is survived by his wife, Marilynn, and three sons: Jim (Suzanne Willers), John (Julie Glover), and Matt (Larinda Estes), and eight grandchildren.
We thank all the doctors and staff at St. Alphonsus Hospital who helped guide us through this chapter in our lives.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in his name.
A memorial service will be held 3:00 pm, Friday, June 10, 2022, at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr., Garden City.
To watch the memorial service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/719171072
To watch the video tribute please visit https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/9483SZQQMCJSY5SK
Patricia A Vaughan saysJune 7, 2022 at 6:23 pm
I feel very fortunate to have met Bob “Yes Dear” so many years ago on a bike trip in France. He and Marilyn made two trips to Boston/Cape Cod/Maine to visit and they welcomed me both in their Boise, I’d and Liberty, MU homes over the years – absolute wonderful hosts!! Always such a great sense of humor and so much fun to be with!! I could listen to his storytelling all day long – I will always picture him across from me at a pub with a beer and his mischievous smile and rolling his eyes laughing. Treasure of a man – they don’t make them like that anymore. Marilyn, we will toast him in person on our next trip together until then I will keep you in my prayers.
LaFredia Williams saysJune 8, 2022 at 8:27 am
I am so sorry for your loss Jim and want you to know I am keeping you and your family close in prayer. God has accepting another Angel into the golden gates of Heaven!
Sincerely, LaFredia Williams
Lonna Gray saysJune 10, 2022 at 3:42 pm
Today I noticed tiny blooms on a cherry tomato plant on my deck. Living in Montana with a very short growing season and a not so green thumb with tomato plants I will hold that I’ve received a nod from a master gardener on his way to a “bigger garden to attend.
A friend for 40+ years who could be counted on to say what he thought, quiet with a twinkle in the eye and a soft smile. Watched him coach and dance with a tutu at my front door. Hugs to your family.