Robert D. “Bob” Van Buskirk Jr.


“Bob” Van Buskirk died Thurs., funeral held Mon.

Robert D. “Bob” Van Buskirk Jr., age 67, died Thursday at his home here.

He was born Oct. 5, 1908, at Oakland, Calif, to Olin D. and Nellie Catherine Young Van Buskirk. He married Lorraine Hanson Oct. 29, 1929 in Brigham City, Utah. She died Jan 6, 1976.

He was a retired employee of he Idaho Division of Highways.

He was a veteran of World War II; member of American Legion, Ernest Jones Post, No. 65; and member of the Lutheran Church.

He lived in Boise from 1941 to l975.

Survivors include son Robert D. Van Buskirk Jr., Boise, three grandchildren, two brothers, Beverly of Phoenix, Ariz., and Olin of Sante Fe, N. Mex.; and a sister, Ruth Weitzner, Ohio.

Funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 30 at Benson Funeral Home with Reverend S. Norman Naugler officiating. Rev. Naugler conducted the service, and he and Marguerite Boam sang a vocal selection.

Rev. Naugler offered the dedicatory prayer at the graveside service.

United Presbyterian Women were in charge of floral arrangements.

Military rites were conducted by American Legion, Ernest W. Jones Post No. 65.

Casket bearers were David Wharton, Marion Hanson, Milford Caine, Emrys Ezell, Craig Jones and Ren Thomson.


Age 67
Born October 5, 1908 – Oakland, Calif.
Passed Away Aug. 26, 1976 – Malad, Ida.
Monday, August 30, 1976- 11:00 A.M

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