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Bob Stewart: 1930-2020

  • Bob Stewart
    Bob Stewart

Robert ‘Bob’ Clair Stewart, 90, of Custer, S.D., passed away Oct. 22, 2020, at his residence in Custer.

Bob was born Oct. 15, 1930, in Artesian, S.D., to Rush and Emma (Winsel) Stewart. Bob proudly served in the U.S. Marines until his honorable discharge in 1952.

Bob worked for NorthWestern Public Service for 41 years until his retirement in 1995, starting as a serviceman and ending as the Director of Consumer Services of the NWPS Redfield Division.

Bob is survived by his wife, Shirley of Custer; daughter, Rhonda Moen of Sioux Falls, S.D.; sons Rick Alan (Julie) Stewart of Salem, S.D. and Brad (Marlene) Stewart of Alliance, Neb.; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild.

Bob was preceded in death by his daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Jerry Ortman.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, Oct. 28 at CrossRoads Evangelical Free Church in Custer, with Reverend Neil Magnuson officiating.

Private committal services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to Operation Black Hills Cabin in Custer.