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Robert A. Rorman

February 20, 1931 - February 19, 2019

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Robert A. Rorman, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, one day shy of his 88th birthday.  Private family services have been held.

Bob was born on February 20, 1931 in Sacramento, CA to Maynard and Marion Rorman. He grew up and attended school in Sacramento.  He married Dorothy A. Stinger on April 1, 1956 in Reno, NV.  The couple made their home in Fair Oaks, CA where they raised their family.  They moved to Sandpoint in 1970 and built their new home in Elmira. Bob was a partner in Bob’s Electric for most of his working years and worked on many homes and businesses in the Sandpoint area.

Bob enjoyed wintering in the Yuma, AZ area with friends and family where he and his wife would scour the local flea markets for unusual finds.

Bob was a gifted craftsperson and artist.  He had a passion for building and flying his radio controlled planes and cars as well as working with model trains of all sizes. He enjoyed working on cars and was in the process of restoring a 1963 VW Bug.  Bob was a lifetime member of the NRA and an avid collector of guns and knives.

He is survived by his sister Dawn Marie Yates of Concord, California and sister-in-law Joyce Rorman of Denver, Colorado; his son Michael (Diane) Rorman of Hope, ID; three daughters Kathleen Hubbard of Coeur d’Alene, ID, Colleen (Doug) Piatt of Sagle, ID, and Jerri (Wayne) Booker of Sandpoint, ID; eight grandchildren Kristine Martin, Erik Rorman, Brent Hubbard, Wesley Hubbard, Marshall Piatt, Sage Piatt, Derek Booker, Sarah Booker and nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Dorothy; two sons Bobby Rorman and Frank Smith; brother Maynard Rorman Jr. and his daughter-in-law Lynn Rorman.

Bob loved animals and supported the Panhandle Animal Shelter.  As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made in the name of Robert Rorman to the Panhandle Animal Shelter, 870 Kootenai Cut Off Rd, Ponderay, ID 83852.