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 James Robert “Bob” Wahl

James Robert “Bob” Wahl

Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA
Death 15 Aug 2009 (aged 78)
Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA
Burial Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA
Plot Honor, Lot 485, Space B
Memorial ID 92766240 · View Source
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James Robert (Bob) Wahl, of Lewiston, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, due to his long battle with mesothelioma cancer at St. Joseph Regional Hospital in Lewiston. He was born June 16, 1931, in Blytheville, Ark.

He graduated high school and entered the U.S. Navy in 1948. He was honorably discharged in June 1952. He served aboard the USS Ware DD-865 and USS Tarawa CV-40 during his military service.

Upon his discharge from the Navy, he worked in the home remodeling and drywall business until 1964. He worked for Potlatch Corp. (now Clearwater Paper) from 1964 through 1998, at which time he retired from there. In 1998, he went to work at Walmart in the hardware department and retired in 2007.

Bob was married to Bobbie Dee Wahl November 1952 and they shared 56 years together, during which time they raised six children.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, home remodeling, working with his hands and many other interests involving family and church.

He is survived by wife, Bobbie Dee Wahl; three sons, James Wahl, Bill Wahl and Jesse Wahl; three daughters, Barbara Wahl, Martha Barnes and Rose Anne Preston; as well as 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer Jess Wahl and Beaulah Payne, and his sister Mary Marie Cagle.

Bob was an extremely hard-working, dedicated individual, a loving father who always put his family first. He loved working in his church, especially with children, and touched many lives throughout his life.

Graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston.

All donations may be made to the Living Word Missionary Baptist Church in the Lewiston Orchards.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Robert “Bob” Wahl (16 Jun 1931–15 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92766240, citing Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens, Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Kyle (contributor 46635009) .