Robert Lee Maher
Robert L. Maher, 70, Sioux Falls, died Friday, February 27, 2015, at the Doughtery Hospice home in Sioux Falls.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 4:00 PM, at The House of Deliverance Church, located at 3300 E. Oak Street, Sioux Falls, SD, 57103. Pastor Clark will be presiding. Inurnment will take place at the Black Hills National Cemetery at a later date.
Robert Lee Maher was born on January 3rd, 1945, the only son of Robert Stanley Maher and Carol (Knouse) Maher. Robert grew up in Huron, SD, graduating from Huron High School in 1964. After graduation, Robert enlisted in the United States Air Force and was sent to Vietnam where he worked as a fireman. Upon returning stateside in 1968, Robert married Nancy Mattke in 1969. The family resided in Covington, OK, where Robert worked as a fireman at Vance Air Force Base until he retired in 2009. During their time in Oklahoma, Robert and Nancy had three daughters, Tammy, Daun and Bobbie. Robert most enjoyed his time with his family when he would return home after is 48 hour shifts. Robert was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed taking his daughters hunting, fishing and camping. Robert moved to Sioux Falls in May of 2012 to be closer to his daughters and grandchildren. Robert was a proud father and a wonderful grandfather who enjoyed spending time with everyone one in his family.
Robert is survived by his three daughters, Tammy (Mike) Armitage, Sioux Falls, Daun (Tim) Maher-Amundson, Sioux Falls, and Bobbie (Kerry) Mosley, San Diego, CA.; two Son-in laws, Jack Boetel and Sergio Ramirez; fifteen grandchildren, Cody and Jake Boetel, Mason (Tanya) Maher, Myndie, Olivia, Lena, Samantha, Wyatt, David, Josh, Emma, Nickolas and Martha Maher-Amundson, Quinten and Malik Maher-Ramirez; five great-grandchildren, Bentley, Lakon and Weston Boetel, as well as Janessa and Sofia Maher.