Robert Leroy Setterlund
May 30, 1932 - August 6, 2012
Robert Leroy Setterlund, of Show Low, Navajo County, Arizona passed away surrounded by his loving family, August 6, 2012 at his home in Show Low. He was 80. Bobby was born to the late Mauritz and Helen (Johnson) Setterlund on May 30, 1932 in Powers Lake, Burke County, North Dakota.
Bobby was a successful rancher/farmer and owned the Flying L Ranch in Battle View, North Dakota where he spent many long days tending to the cattle and the crops. Ranching was his life and he loved the hard work and peacefulness he felt while on the ranch. He would always tell his family, “You could tell you were a successful rancher and farmer if you left the land better then you found it.” Bobby never measured his success by how much money he made but by the land he kept.
He always had a wonderful smile on his face and would help anyone with anything. He was always caring for his neighbors’ cattle and helping them with any fence work or repairs on any of their machinery and buildings. Bobby also worked in the oil fields for a brief time and was skilled at a multitude of carpentry work. He served on the Battle View Township Board in Battle View, North Dakota where he met many friends.
Bobby married the love of his life, Joyce Smith, on April 29, 1951 in Beach, North Dakota and they enjoyed 61 wonderful years together. They were avid dancers and enjoyed the fellowship that was made at many of the dances they attended. Bobby was easy to dance with and did so up until last year when his health began to decline.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce of Show Low, Arizona; daughters, Sherry Baker (Barry) of Kiowa, Colorado and Susan Wagley (Steve) of Duncan, Arizona; grandchildren, Sheila Morgan, Melissa Sams, Justin Van Berkom, Tonia Cox and Joshiwa Weinmann; great-grandchildren, Zachary and Tyler Morgan, Casey, Zoey and Dakota Weinmann, Cash Sams, and Keagan Cox; brother, Earl Setterlund; sister, Mildred Skredsvig.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Grace Moberg.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Battle View, North Dakota.
FactsBorn: May 30, 1932
Place of Birth: Powers Lake, Burke County, North Dakota
Death: August 6, 2012
Place of Death: Show Low, Navajo County, Arizona
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