Robert "Bob" Blasius

Robert "Bob" Blasius


March 30, 1933 - March 8, 2023


Robert Blasius, 89, of Kimball, SD, died Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at his home under hospice care. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, March 14, at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Kimball. Interment will be at a later date at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7:00 PM at St. Margaret’s with a 7:00 PM Scripture Service and Rosary. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

A live stream of the funeral service can be viewed at:

Robert “Bob” Blasius was born March 30, 1933, on the family farm northwest of Kimball, SD to Leo and Lillian (Geppert) Blasius.

He married Loretta (Kopke) April 11, 1956. To this union, 11 children were born, 4 sons and 7 daughters.

Bob farmed up until 1988 when he began working at Trail King as a forklift operator until retiring in 2003.

Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, shooting pool, and gardening. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a hard worker, but also enjoyed kidding around and had a mischievous wink in his eye when he knew he pulled one over on you.

Grateful for having shared in his life are his children: Craig (Cathy) Blasius, Ruth (Mick) Dockter, Regina (Dwight) Duba, Nancy (Tim) Heath, Mark Blasius, Dennis Blasius, Diann Blasius, Amy (Terry) Kenobbie, Matt (Mindi Robison) Blasius, Shelly (Darin) Chmela, and Cindy (Ben) Risseeuw; 27 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren; brother, Chuck (Dayle) Blasius; sisters: Irene Mines, Marie Pazour, Doris (Ed) Klose, and Ruth Ann Thomas; sisters-in-law, Jeanie Blasius, Nancy Blasius, and Kathryn (Glenn) Nord; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta on April 4, 2022; parents, Leo and Lillian; grandson, Bryce Heath; great-granddaughter, Tayler Martin; great-grandson, Quintin Decker; siblings: Donnie Blasius, Larry Blasius, Mike Blasius, Margaret “Peg” Gagner, and Dorothy Priebe; son-in-law, Bill “Burr” Chambless; parents-in-law, Charley and Gertrude Kopke; brothers-in-law: Delmar Mines, Chester Pazour, Dwayne Thomas, Larry Gagner, Carroll Priebe, Mike Bower, Roy Hess, Harold Kopke, Howard Kopke, Leonard Schlepuetz, and Wayne Ellingson; and sisters-in-law: Pat Schlepuetz, Violet Hess, Gertrude Bowar, Marie Ellingson, Delphine Kopke, and Ruth Sliger.


Monday, March 13, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Prayer Service

St. Margaret's Catholic Church
417 S Elm St
Kimball, SD 57355


Tuesday, March 14, 2023
10:30 AM
St. Margaret's Catholic Church
417 S Elm St
Kimball, SD 57355


St. Margaret's Catholic Cemetery
Kimball, SD

Posted by Rhonda McGregor on March 18, 2023
Thoughts, prayers, & big hugs to the entire Blasious family! Bob's legacy lives on through his family! A life well lived is remembered fondly! Treasure your memories!
Posted by Sharon (Geppert) Redenius on March 14, 2023
Very sorry for your loss, rest in peace cousin Bob. Hugs and prayers for the family. Just heard about this last night (Tues).
Posted by Laura Burgess on March 13, 2023
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Bob, we loved working with Bob at Trail King. My heart aches for all of you dealing with this loss. May God Bless you all and give you comfort
Posted by Val & Dawn Luckett & family on March 11, 2023
Our thoughts and Prayers
Posted by LeeTide on March 11, 2023
Sorry about your loss of your mother and dad God bless you all your children and the great grandchildren God bless goodbye
Posted by Anne Mayer on March 11, 2023
Thinking of during this difficult time prayers
Posted by Deb Hohn on March 10, 2023
I got to know Bob & Loretta when I worked at Diversified Properties They were a very nice couple. Heaven gained two angels.
My sincere sympathies to all the Blasius family
Posted by Jerry Luckett on March 10, 2023
I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in my prayers at this difficult time. May the Lord comfort everyone in this time of grief.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen (Jack) on March 10, 2023
I worked with Bob at Trail King. He was always a kind and friendly person. Deepest Condolences to all of the family
Posted by Rose and Huck Toupal on March 9, 2023
Sending sincere condolences to all the families
Posted by Steve & Kerri Soulek on March 9, 2023
Prayers for you all! Thinking of you!
Posted by John and Kris Kieffer on March 9, 2023
Cherish the memories. Hugs to all
Posted by Jeanette (Schlepuetz) and Dick Hammer on March 9, 2023
Condolences on your loss. We are holding up your family and friends in prayer. May the God of all comfort, comfort you in Christ Jesus.
Posted by Curt & Teresa Sharping on March 9, 2023
So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers for the family.
Posted by Lyle and Marcia Prussman on March 9, 2023
Very sorry for your loss.
Posted by Carla and John Alonzo on March 9, 2023
We are so sorry for your loss. May Uncle Bob rest in peace. We're lifting up the family in prayer. 🙏
Posted by Bonita Solko on March 9, 2023
Praying for the family. Ma and Pa Blasius will be truly missed by All.
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