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Robert L. "Bob" Nash

March 8, 1928 — July 29, 2016

Robert L. Nash, 88 of Park Rapids, MN died on Friday, July 29th after a long battle with CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) in Bethany on 42nd Nursing Home, Fargo ND with his wife JoAnn by his side. Robert Lloyd Nash was born to Lloyd G. and Blanche M. (Gustafson) Nash on March 8, 1928 in St. Paul, MN.  He grew up in the Minneapolis area with his sister, Phyllis.  He attended Edison High School in Mpls.  He left school early to pursue his love of ranch life and horses in Montana.  He went on to serve in the Navy during the end of World War II.  After receiving his honorable discharge from the Navy he became a professional truck driver.   In 1951 Bob started driving for Greyhound Bus Lines. Bob met his wife JoAnn Gebhardt (Bismarck, ND) on a bus charter. They married in 1956 and lived in Billings, Montana, where four children were born.  In 1966 they moved to Sabin, MN. , where their last child was born.  They moved to Park Rapids in 1982.  Robert retired from Greyhound in 1986 after 35 years of driving and serving as union representative.  Bob’s love for horseback riding eventually brought him back through many trips to his beloved Montana, Medora and the Black Hills with many dear friends & family.  Bob was a member of the Hubbard County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse and the Tall Pine Riders Horse Club.   Preceding him in death were his parents; his sister Phyllis Lewis; and his son Eric Nash. Bob is survived by his wife JoAnn, Park Rapids, MN,  Children: Linnea (John) Castro of Boca Raton, FL, Bonnie (Greg) Van de Mark of River Falls, WI, Britta (Cary) Anderson of Glyndon, MN, Eivind (Rachael) Nash of Nisswa, MN; daughter-in-law Diane Nash of  Little Rock, AR; grandchildren: Elise(Alex)Ferre, Caitlyn (Andrew) Gendron, Erin (Robert) Waterman, Jared Nash, Zachary Nash, Alexandra Castro, Samantha Castro, Jacob Anderson, Sara Anderson, Kally Anderson, Ethan Nash, Hailey Nash, Joe(Kelly)Castro, Lisa(Ryan)Gutzmer, Brian(Chandra)Castro, Kristine  (Barry)Sloan, David  (Heather) Brahler, Josh (Linsey)Brahler, Amanda Brahler; Great-grandchildren: Charlotte Ferre, Lily Gendron, James Gendron, Natasha & Jordan Cocchiarella, Caden & Isabela Gutzmer, Lucia, John & Cora Castro, Ben, Oliver & London Sloan, Merida Brahler, Layla Brahler. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church, Park Rapids at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 5, 2016 with luncheon to follow.  Visitation will begin one hour prior to service. To leave online condolences or to view the video tribute please visit www.JonesPearson.com .  
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