Obituary of Robert Preston (Bob) Painter – April 16, 2021

Funeral services for Robert Lewis Painter, 83 of Crawford, NE will be held at 11 am Friday April 23 at the Scottsbluff Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop John Blomstedt presiding. Robert (Bob) died April 18, 2021 at the Monument care center in Scottsbluff.  Burial will be at 3pm at the Glendale cemetery near Crawford.

Bob was Born February 6, 1938 to parents Preston and Marion Painter in Belle Fourche, SD

He was Proceeded in death most recently by his wife Jan Gillespie Painter. his brothers James Painter who died in infancy, his younger brother Daniel Painter, and his parents Preston and Marion Painter.

He grew up in Harding County SD where he attended grade school at the Painter School through 7th grade. He then went to Belle Fourche Junior high and High School graduating in 1956. He placed 2nd in the bull dogging at the national high school rodeo finals in Nevada. He attended Colorado A&M Fort Collins now CSU. He graduated in 1960 with a BS Degree in Animal Husbandry. Bob met his wife Jan while working at the Equine department at CSU. They were married Aug 27, 1958 in Albuquerque NM.  Upon graduation he lived in Albuquerque where he worked for the State of NM until 1963.

Bob then moved to South Dakota and lived on ranches by the Black Hills including by Rochford, Spearfish on the Red Water River, near Rapid City, and by Newell.  He moved to Sioux County Nebraska near Crawford in 1977 where he resided until august of 2020.

He converted with his family to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints in 1971. For a time in the 80’s he served the Church as a Branch President in Oglala SD.

Bob and Jan raised Morgan Horses and Bob served on the board of Directors for Morgan Horse Association.

Bob is survived by his daughter Heidi Painter, Albuquerque NM, and sons, Rob Painter Mesa AZ and Nathan Painter, Scottsbluff NE. 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren along with his 2 Brothers and 5 sisters.

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