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Robert "Bob" Nelson

March 25, 1949 — August 3, 2022

Robert M. Nelson, 73

Robert M. Nelson, 73, of Kellogg, Idaho, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather. son and brother, passed away August 3, 2022 at the family home of Kellogg.  He was born March 25, 1949 in Kellogg; Bob was the son of Robert and Laura (Oberg) Nelson, Sr.

Bob was a life-long resident of the Silver Valley, graduating from the Kellogg High School in 1967.  As many young men of the Valley did, he went to work at the Bunker Hill Smelter.  Bob later served his community as a police officer for Pinehurst and as undersheriff for Shoshone County.  He wore his badge with great pride and took his job seriously.  Bob then kept Dave Smith Motors safe and secure for twenty years.  He made many friends in years of service!  Bob especially enjoyed spending time with his buddies Todd and Mike and his favorite brother-in-law Gregin.

Bob was an avid golfer, never turning down a chance to swing a club!  He always enjoyed his kids and grandkids coming by to visit.  Bob really enjoyed the laughter that always came with them!  His great whit and fun loving spirit will be forever missed!

Bob is survived by his loving wife of twenty-three years Patti; his sons Mike (Lori), Paul (Christina), Tony (Amy) and daughter Jami (Shayne); his mother Laura; brother David (Joanne); sister Nancy (Pat); fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, father Bob Nelson, Sr. and his brother Larry.

At Bob’s request, no services will be held.

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