Robert "Bob" Hehr

Aug 30, 2017 Paid Obituary

Robert "Bob" Hehr, 66, of Riverton, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at Sage

West Hospital, Riverton. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday,

September 22, 2017 at Brooks Lake.

Bob, the son of Adolph "Fred" Hehr and Frances Mae (Schmidt), was born in

Casper, WY on January 30, 1951. After graduating from Kelly Walsh High School in

1969, he enlisted in the US Air Force, serving from 1969 - 1974. He was honorably

discharged as Sgt E4 specializing as a "Weapons Maintenance Specialist Explosive Operator". While in the Air Force he married JoAnn (Jo) Hackleman on March 2, 1973 at Eglin Air Force Base in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. In 1975 they purchased the Yellowstone Motel & Service Station in Dubois, WY with his parents. Together they ran the business for nine years. Bob worked for WYDOT for 32 years, 20 of those years were in Dubois as a maintenance worker. He retired in 2010 from WYDOT in Shoshoni as Foreman. While in Dubois he was an EMT from 1977-1990.

He was his children's biggest fan, whether it was watching his daughter's volleyball and basketball games, or traveling with his son for Special Olympics. He was always there for them. As the kids grew up; taking them fishing, camping and just hanging out with them; was his favorite hobby.

Bob loved fishing and looked forward to his annual fishing trip with his brother, Kenny to Port Mansfield, TX. He loved watching Wyoming football and basketball, and enjoyed teasing his son-in-law, Mario, about being a Seattle Seahawks fan. (Go Seahawks)

he apple of his eye arrived six years ago when he became a grandpa, "papa", to his beautiful granddaughter Madison. She had him wrapped around her little finger and he loved every minute of it. He instilled his love of reading in Madison after he took her to the library to get her her first library card and book.

He is survived by his wife, Jo, of Riverton; son, Ryan Hehr, of Riverton; daughter, Courtnie Mills and husband, Mario; and their daughter, Madison, of Riverton; brothers, Ken Hehr and wife, Sally, of League City, TX, Gary Hehr and wife Rebecca of Casper; sister Linda Walters and husband Chuck of Casper; sister-in-law, Sally Tuttle and husband Tom of Casper; Uncle and Aunt, Bill and Ruth Schmidt. His extended family: Mike Butler and wife, Val of Casper; Carolyn Hinds and husband, Phil, of Casper; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Keith, at birth; mother and father-in-law, Kathleen and Smokey Morris.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

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