Robert “Bob” Lee Woerman

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July 15, 1945 ~ February 28, 2021

Robert “Dr. Bob” Woerman, 75, Brandon, died Sunday, February 28, 2021, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

Funeral Services will be 11am, Friday, March 5, 2021, at Brandon Lutheran Church, with visitation beginning at 9:30am.  Burial will follow at Brandon Lutheran Cemetery.  Masks are required.  The service will be live streamed at The family also requests that social distancing be respected for their health concerns.

Robert “Dr. Bob” Lee Woerman was born July 15, 1945, to Harold and Mildred (Schroeder) Woerman, in Oakland, Nebraska. He grew up on a farm near Oakland, NE, and attended Oakland High School. He attained his bachelor degree from University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE. He worked for Cooper Feeds in Humboldt, NE, before he moved to Ames, IA, to work on his PHD in Animal Science from Iowa State University. Bob met Janet Faltys in 1967, while they attended University of NE in Lincoln NE. They were married June 7, 1969, at First Presbyterian Church in Schuyler, NE. Prior to settling in Brandon, SD, they lived in Humboldt NE, Ames, IA, and Skyline Heights in Sioux Falls, SD, where they raised their family. They moved to Brandon, SD, in 1999.

Dr. Bob, as lots of people knew him, was somewhat of a joker and a character.  He was often found outside and talking to anyone.  He loved to visit with people.  He would shovel the neighbor’s driveways and walks, mow their lawns, and kill anyone’s noxious weeds. He hated weeds; especially dandelions and thistles.  Bob loved gardening and served on the Minnehaha County Conservation District Board, the Sioux Empire Fair Board, the Sioux Empire Farm Show Board, and the SDSU Animal Doctorate Program. At other times, Bob could be found at home or on his farm, studying his game camera for “intruders” or planting true prairie grass and flowers to restore the property.  Bob loved nature and hunting or fishing were also favorite pastimes he enjoyed sharing with his family and grandchildren. Bob was a huge mentor to kids.  Not only did he volunteer at the grandchildren’s school, Laura B Anderson Elementary Sioux Falls SD, but even after they were out of grade school, he continued to mentor kids. He loved sharing the knowledge he had learned throughout his life.

Bob was a member of Brandon Lutheran Church. 

Bob will be deeply missed by his wife, Jan; three daughters, Kristin Lee (Pat) Huxford, Sioux Falls, Kelly Marie Anderson, Sioux Falls, and Kari Jean Woerman, Brandon; two grandchildren, Alexander Holloway, Iwakuni, Japan, and Hunter Brown, Sioux Falls; his siblings, John (Valerie) Woerman, Tekamah, NE, Joan (Dave) Collins, Houston, TX, and Jane (Hector) Sanchez, Lincoln, NE; and several nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mildred (Schroeder) Woerman

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  • Brenda Madsen Haviland says:

    My condolences go out to the Woerman family! I enjoyed working with Bob when I worked in commodities at Harvest States, his smile and knowledge I always looked forward to. May God’s Angels comfort you during these difficult times and the times ahead.
    God Bless
    Brenda Madsen Haviland

  • Don and Jan Froehlich says:

    Our sincere thoughts and prayers go to Bob’s entire family. I worked with Bob via SDSU and also at Harvest States. Always enjoyed our visits and project moments and efforts with Bob. May you Rest In Peace Bob.

  • Stacy Scholten says:

    There was never a time we stopped by my parents where Bob wasn’t outside! Always there to lend a helping hand! We are so deeply sorry for your loss and we will miss seeing him for sure. Thoughts and prayers are with you Jan and family.

  • Frank Kloucek says:

    Bob was a great South Dakotan who cared deeply about our state and the people in. He was a strong advocate for education and agriculture. I had the honor of working with him on many issues of importance to our state. He was a class act who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

    Frank Kloucek Scotland South Dakota

  • Doug carlson says:

    Jan and family. I just learned of Bobs passing recently. I worked with Bob during his time at GTA feeds. I worked for a swine genetics company and Bob was a real supportive of the company I worked for. Also enjoyed a hunting trip to SD with bob also. Bob was a very kind and thoughtful man and I call my self privileged to of known him

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