Robert Stanley Pieper
Robert Stanley Pieper, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died on August 23, 2008 at home in Estes Park, CO.
Bob was born on August 31, 1927. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1945 and then served overseas in the armed forces during the Korean War. When Bob returned from service he married the love of his life, Donna Jean Blough on February 11, 1953.
Bob returned to the Pieper family farm with his new wife and began a farming career that would span nearly a half-century. At the farm, Bob watched his family grow, welcoming Deborah, Susan, Cindy, and Rob into the folds of his family.
Aside from his family life, Bob served his community as a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Mitchell Valley school board and the Nile Valley board. Bob was also a devoted member of the Saint Theresa’s Catholic Church in Mitchell.
In 1974 Bob bought a cabin for his family in Estes Park where he and his family spent many happy vacations. In 2000 Bob retired and made Estes Park his home with his wife Donna.
Bob was preceded in death by his father and mother, Emil and Helen Pieper, and his brother, Vic Pieper.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Pieper of Estes Park, CO; his children, Deborah (Steve) Barlow and Rob (Julie) Pieper of Estes Park, Susan (Jeff) Weitzel of Mitchell, NE, and Cindy Wagner (fiancé, Bruce Johnson) of De Pere, WI; sister, Marge Meeker of Fort Collins, CO; five grandchildren, Melissa Bieker, Rebecca Thorp, Andy and Dan Weitzel, and Roger Pieper; and seven great-grandchildren with one on the way.
Bob selflessly committed his life to his family. He lovingly worked the soil of the Pieper farm for seventy years. He faithfully dedicated his time to his church and his community. He will forever be in our memory.
Services were held on August 27, 2008 at the Saint Theresa Catholic Church in Mitchell, NE. Memorials contributions can be made to either St. Theresa Catholic Church in Mitchell, NE or Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Estes Park, CO in care of Allnutt Estes Park Chapel, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517.