Robert Daniel Herkimer

Robert “Bob” Daniel Herkimer, 92, formerly of Michigan and Spanish Fork, Utah, passed away in the early hours of Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the home of his daughter.  Bob was born May 17, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan to McManus C Herkimer and Marian Frances Adelia Hansen Herkimer. He grew up in Michigan, attending schools there and graduating from Clawson High School.  He married the love of his life Marjorie Ellen Graham on November 26, 1947 in Clawson, Michigan; later sealed together in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He loved his wife very much; they would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in November 2017.

Bob served in the military during WWII. He endured many hardships while serving his country, one of which was learning of the death of his mother and not being able to return home for her funeral. Upon returning home, he worked as an electrical engineer for the aerospace industry. Later he was employed with the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Family time was very important to him. He loved to take his family on summer vacations. They created memories to last a lifetime. He enjoyed being an amateur radio operator and belonged to several amateur radio clubs.  He is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving faithfully in various callings over the years.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, and their three children: Dennis, Michael, and Bonnie (Sharlee).  He also has four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, and brothers.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 187 South Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah.  Visitation for family and friends will be Monday evening at the mortuary from 6-8 p.m.; and also on Tuesday from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. prior to services.  Interment will be at Spanish Fork City Cemetery.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the Symbii Home Health and Hospice staff for their tender love and affection. Special thank you to Allyson, Korrie, and Heidi for all their help.

 

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  1. Sally Randall

    Bon-Bon,

    Please know that my heart and prayers, are with you and Mom at this time.

    Thank you, Bonnie! For everything you are!

    May you find peace and comfort, knowing where “Dad” is, and that someday, not too soon, you WILL reunite again, as a complete family!

    I love you, Darlin’! Peace be with you! Take care and God bless!

  2. Eric & America Elcock

    Robert sounds like he was a wonderful man. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. Our prayers and thoughts with you and your family.

  3. What a wonderful man. He will be missed.

  4. Bob was one of the kindest people I have ever known! The world was certainly a better place with him in it. He will be missed by all who knew him. His kindness and devoition to his family and to myself as a child will never be forgotten! I am partly who I am as a person thanks to his years of kind deeds he always showed me as child! I remember how he would cook breakfast for his daughter and I which to me was unheard of my real father would have never done and never did anything like that for us in my family, We would wait upstairs in anticipationsmell it cooking and her the dishes. When he was ready he would attach a note to their dogs collar and tell her to go get us. Bonnie and I would just wait and giggle for the note to arrive via “the pooch”. It was like something u saw in the movies made us feel like little princesses always made us feel so special ! I will never forget those wonderful memories of him!

  5. Kim C. Dewsnup

    My family will miss Bob, I loved talking to Bob and Marg, I enjoyed helping when possible with small tasks around their home. Bob and I would pull up a chair in the shade and talk about most anything that was on Bob’s mind, I loved the military stories and his attitude toward state and government, it was very colorful at times, he would go on forever. He was a great neighbor and friend. He would always wave when they drove by. He was a giant of a man with the kindest heart I have ever experienced as a neighbor. Bob loved Marg so much and he shared that with me many times. When we visited last Wednesday he told me he wanted to be remembered as a good person, I assured him that was accomplished. I will miss the conversations and hand shakes we shared over the years. Rest in peace my awesome neighbor and friend. Gone fishin!

  6. Bruce Gerlach

    Thanks for all the love and kindness shown to me by you and your family over these many years. I will miss you Bob, see you in the eternities!

    Love,

    Bruce Gerlach

  7. Philip Dane Hewett

    Lots of good memories of Uncle Bob and his family while growing up in Royal Oak, Michigan. The clan would gather often for holidays or weekends for no reason other than just to get together. Kate and I would raise hell in the yard with Dennis, Mike and Bonnie Jean while the parents would stay inside a way from the racket. I also remember listening in on Uncle Bob’s ham radio calls and keying with folks from around the world. He had a long and mostly peaceful and joyful life, and he will be missed.