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.