Robert (Bob) Meier Robert (Bob) Meier, age 70, passed away on October 2, 2016 at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in 1995 and Squamous Cell Carcinoma in 2014. Bob was born June 2, 1946 in Mitchell, SD to Albert and Darleen (Cummings) Meier. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1964 and received his Bachelor's Degree from Liberty University in 1990. Bob married Linda McDaniel on September 3, 1967 in Mitchell, SD. They were married for 49 years. Throughout their married life, Bob and Linda lived in Mitchell, SD, Rapid City, SD, Webster, SD, Pierre, SD, Whitewood, SD and Cheyenne, WY. Bob and Linda were blessed with two children, Michael (Mike) Meier of Nampa, ID and Melisa (Jim) Meier-Whatton of Parker, CO. Bob served and worked full time for the South Dakota Army National Guard for thirty eight years. The first ten years were enlisted, and twenty eight years were as a commissioned officer. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and retired in 2003. Bob's love of his country was apparent to all that met him, even in his favorite song, which was Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA." Bob loved the outdoors, and hunting and fishing. Once he retired, golfing, which was his true passion, became his full time "job." You could often find him on the course in just about any weather condition. He was proud that for many years, he played 200+ rounds of golf in a year Grateful for having shared his life are Bob's wife, Linda; his children, Mike Meier, Nampa, ID, Melisa (Jim) Meier-Whatton, Parker, CO; granddaughters, Cierra Meier & Marquie Gilbertson, Nampa, ID; sisters, Sharon Krutsch, Karon (Jon) Davis of Sioux Falls, SD, & Deb Henriksen, Spearfish, SD; aunts, Nadine Cummings & Beverly Cummings, Sioux Falls, SD and Jackie Cummings, Phoenix, AZ; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father Albert Meier, step-father, Delmer Boyd, and mother, Darleen Meier Boyd. Funeral services for Bob will be held Friday, October 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel, 1235 Junction Avenue, Sturgis, South Dakota. Bob will be inurned at the Black Hills National Cemetery immediately following services. Online condolences may be made at www.kinkadefunerals.com . In lieu of flowers or plants, a memorial has been established.
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