Robert “Bob” E Korthaus was born on April 2, 1925 in Hot Springs, SD to Emil and Lenora (Parker) Korthaus. Bob passed away in his Help for Hospice Home on June 1, at the age 95.
Bob completed his schooling and graduated from Hill City, SD. After graduation Bob joined the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country during WWII. He served on the ship “Texas” and was honorably discharged as a Radioman Third Class on June 4, 1946 in San Pedro, CA. He later became a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, BPOE Elks Club, and the American Legion.
Bob returned to South Dakota where he met and married Verle Anderson on December 18, 1948 in Hill City, SD. Together they had three children, Nancy, Jacky, and Dennis, while living in many different areas of Wyoming.
Bob began his work life with the USDA Forest Service. He then spent the majority of his life working as an oilfield superintendent for Texaco Oil Company all over the state of Wyoming during his 35 year career.
He is survived by his son Dennis Korthaus, wife Cindy, daughter Jacky Kobbe and husband Rick, seven grandchildren, Penny Hotovec, Russell Kobbe, Monty Nicholson, Kimberly Kobbe, Rheanna Kust, Meghan Wassmann, and Alexandra Thomas, 13 great grandchildren, Jenna, Abigail, Tieler, Drew, Jared, Kalan, Colt, Wyatt, Fynn, Emma, Kinley, Bennett, and Avery; and two great-great grandchildren, Jeremiah and Julian.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Verle Korthaus, daughter Nancy Nicholson, sister Edith Miller; and parents Emil and Lenora Korthaus.
A Celebration of Life was held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the home of his daughter, Jacky Kobbe in Riverton, WY with military honors presented. On-line condolences may be made to the family at the Davis Funeral Home’s website.