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 - FLASHER - Robert Stoddard, 78, Flasher, died...
FLASHER - Robert Stoddard, 78, Flasher, died Feb. 21, 1998, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Services will be held at 11 a.m. MST Wednesday, at American Lutheran Church, Robert Stoddard was particularly known for his wit and singing. Flasher, with the Rev. Dale Nabben officiating. Burial will be in Fairhill Cemetery, with graveside services by Flasher American Legion. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, and will continue for one hour prior to services at the church. Robert was born on June 26, 1919 at Flasher, the son of Cort and Elsie (Evenson) Stoddard. He was raised in the area and graduated from Flasher High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, with the 37th Fighter Squadron in Italy and Africa. After his discharge from the service he married Bette Banning in 1948. He worked for Mor-Gran-Sou, owned and operated the Park Tavern in Flasher and was later employed with the Morton County Road Department, retiring in 1976. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating and was a lifetime member of American Legion, as well as a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Mandan Eagles Clubs. Bob was particularly known for his wit and singing. He loved life and always found the good in those he knew. No matter what problems arose, Bob was not one to complain. Bob will be missed by many friends and family members, including his wife, Bette; his stepdaughter and her husband, Jill and Art Gaskins, Castro Valley, Calif.; his son, Gary Stoddard, Gering, Neb.; two stepsons, Scott Sinclair and his wife, Wendy, Phoenix, and Toby Thompson, Great Falls, Mont.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Vera Stoddard, Valley City. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Curtis. (Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan) Aw': i . v , 4f

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  1. The Bismarck Tribune,
  2. 23 Feb 1998, Mon,
  3. Page 5

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