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Robert Joe "Bob" DeWaard

July 4, 1941 ~ August 12, 2022 (age 81)
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Robert Joe DeWaard passed away at home, surrounded by family, on  August 12, 2022, he was 81 years old.  Bob was born on July 4, 1941 to Joe and Ruth DeWaard, of Meridian Idaho.  From a very early age Bob helped work on and helped manage the family dairy, farm lands and ranches.  He enjoyed basketball, hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling and RV travel. Family was his biggest treasure.

In 1976 he and Dixie moved to Renton Washington where he worked as a Financial Planner for a short time before transitioning into the excavation field.  Bob worked as a truck driver, heavy equipment operator and eventually moved into the Project Superintendent role as a member of Local 302,  where he was well known and highly respected in the excavation industry.

Bob and Dixie enjoyed travelling in their RV.  They were able to visit many states and make a lifetime full of new friends and adventures.

In 2017 Bob and Dixie moved back to the Treasure Valley area and settled into their new home in Nampa.  He enjoyed reconnecting with aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends as well as the new friends and neighbors they were able to meet.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Ruth, his sister JoAnne and other family members.  He is survived by his brother Gordon. He is also survived by his wife Dixie and his children, Rachael, Ron, Renae, Rex, David and Donna. He has 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  There are also so many others that he cherished and lovingly called his friends, children, and grandchildren.

Memorials for Bob may be made to your favorite Charity.  

Bob will be laid to rest at a graveside service at the Meridian Cemetery, 895 E Franklin Rd, Meridian ID surrounded by family and friends at 10:45 am on Saturday September 17, 2022. 

Following this, there will be a gathering at 1:00 pm Saturday September 17, for a Celebration of Life for Bob at Valley Shepherd Church 150 W. Maestra St, Meridian ID 83642.

Funeral arrangements made by Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel, 415 12th Ave S, Nampa ID  83651 where an online guest book and full obituary is available at


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Graveside Service
September 17, 2022

10:45 AM
Meridian Cemetery

Celebration of Life
September 17, 2022

1:00 PM
Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene
150 W Maestra St.
Meridian, ID 83642

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