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Robert Rein

Robert Rein

Oct 27, 1925 - Oct 19, 2015
Robert “Bob” Rein, 89, of Riverton, died at his home on Monday, October 19, 2015. A memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 am on Friday, October 23, 2015, at Davis Funeral Home.

Robert Rein was born in Riverton on October 27, 1925 to Georg and Margaret (Beleth) Rein. He was raised on the family farm along with his two brothers and three sisters. He attended schools in Riverton.

He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith and was a strong believer.

On November 27, 1957 he married Beatrice “Bea” Fairbairn in Riverton, WY. Together they raised their five daughters on the farm that they ran.

Bob was a second generation farmer along the Wind River where he was born and raised. He was involved in many agriculture ventures from growing sugar beet in the early years to corn silage for cattle feed and ultimately raising malt barley for Adolph Coors Company. He retired from farming in 1997.

He was awarded the Ag Man of the Year by Riverton Chamber of Commerce the year he retired, a very fitting end to his farming career. He was also a board member of the Riverton Valley Irrigation District from February 1980 until October 2105 and the Big Ben Drainage District, 1972-1974. He also belonged to the Fremont County Historical Society and The German’s from Russia Society.

When he wasn’t farming he enjoyed fishing hunting and was an avid fan of the Riverton Wolverine Football team and was a member of the Cowboy Joe Club.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bea Rein; his daughters, Cava Rounsaville and her husband Keith of Ft. Collins, CO, Susan Rein of Denver, CO, Beth Phelps and her husband Jim of St. Charles, MO, Robin Herd of Ft. Collins, CO, and Lynn Korsick and her husband Kevin of Highlands Ranch, CO; his brother Philip “Fritz” Rein and his wife Kathy of Riverton; his grandchildren, Travis Rounsaville and his wife Thea of Ft. Collins, WY, Ciara Davies and her husband David of Evanston, IL, Kirsten Gerry of New York, NY, Betsy Williams and her husband Corey of St. Peters, MO, Emily Phelps of Columbia, MO, Sarah Erickson and her husband Wyatt of Otis Orchards, WA , Valen Herd of Medford, OR, Lindsey McKissick and her husband Lyle of Highlands Ranch, Co, and Nicholas Korsick of Highlands Ranch, CO; and his great grandchildren, Peter, Luke, and Anna Erickson, Gwynn and Kate McKissick.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Georg and Margaret Rein; his brother, Georg Rein; and his sisters, Gretchen Dose, Marie Quinn, and Ruth Dow.

Memorials may be made to the “Robert Rein Agricultural Scholarship” through the Central Wyoming College Foundation in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.