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Plains Edition Obituares for 7-30-11

George J. Rober, 97, of Sedgwick, Colo., died June 4, 2011, in Holyoke.

He was born June 2, 1914, southwest of Ovid to Michael and Anna (Jannus) Rober.

He attended school in Sedgwick County and graduated from Julesburg High School. He continued his education first at Dodge City Junior College, where he was on a relay team who set a Kansas state record. He later attended Colorado A&M in Fort Collins (now Colorado State University) where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and ROTC. He graduated from Colorado A&M in 1942.

After graduation he served as Phillips County Extension Agent for nine and half years. He helped to organize the Phillips County Farm Bureau, was one of the longest-standing county members and president for two years. He also helped to organize the Haxtun Soil Conservation District in 1946.

He married LaVerne Catherine Helgoth in 1945 and had three children.

He was a former member of the Julesburg Volunteer Fire Department, Holyoke Lions Club and Holyoke County Board. He served many years as a Phillips County Fair Board President and as Beef Cattle Superintendent, 4-H Leader and chairman of the Phillips County Planning Commission. He also served 30 years as an assistant cattle superintendent at the National Western Stock Show. He was a long-standing member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Holyoke.

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While a county agent, he loved working with his 4-H judging team, who won a number of judging contests in Colorado and Nebraska. He supported his own children and others in their 4-H work.

He took great pride in his livestock. He was a past member of the American Quarter Horse Assn., The Hereford Association and the Pony Club.

Survivors include his three children, George L., Marlene, and Harv; his grandchildren, Shawn, Tanya, Stephanie, and Amy; and his great-grandchildren, Cody, Cade, Randi, Lelli, Rorisang, Michaela, and Ava.

He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVerne; brother, Jerome “Bud” and granddaughter, Ashley.

George J. Rober, 97, of Sedgwick, Colo., died June 4, 2011, in Holyoke.

He was born June 2, 1914, southwest of Ovid to Michael and Anna (Jannus) Rober.

He attended school in Sedgwick County and graduated from Julesburg High School. He continued his education first at Dodge City Junior College, where he was on a relay team who set a Kansas state record. He later attended Colorado A&M in Fort Collins (now Colorado State University) where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and ROTC. He graduated from Colorado A&M in 1942.

After graduation he served as Phillips County Extension Agent for nine and half years. He helped to organize the Phillips County Farm Bureau, was one of the longest-standing county members and president for two years. He also helped to organize the Haxtun Soil Conservation District in 1946.

He married LaVerne Catherine Helgoth in 1945 and had three children.

He was a former member of the Julesburg Volunteer Fire Department, Holyoke Lions Club and Holyoke County Board. He served many years as a Phillips County Fair Board President and as Beef Cattle Superintendent, 4-H Leader and chairman of the Phillips County Planning Commission. He also served 30 years as an assistant cattle superintendent at the National Western Stock Show. He was a long-standing member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Holyoke.

While a county agent, he loved working with his 4-H judging team, who won a number of judging contests in Colorado and Nebraska. He supported his own children and others in their 4-H work.

He took great pride in his livestock. He was a past member of the American Quarter Horse Assn., The Hereford Association and the Pony Club.

Survivors include his three children, George L., Marlene, and Harv; his grandchildren, Shawn, Tanya, Stephanie, and Amy; and his great-grandchildren, Cody, Cade, Randi, Lelli, Rorisang, Michaela, and Ava.

He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVerne; brother, Jerome “Bud” and granddaughter, Ashley.

George J. Rober, 97, of Sedgwick, Colo., died June 4, 2011, in Holyoke.

He was born June 2, 1914, southwest of Ovid to Michael and Anna (Jannus) Rober.

He attended school in Sedgwick County and graduated from Julesburg High School. He continued his education first at Dodge City Junior College, where he was on a relay team who set a Kansas state record. He later attended Colorado A&M in Fort Collins (now Colorado State University) where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and ROTC. He graduated from Colorado A&M in 1942.

After graduation he served as Phillips County Extension Agent for nine and half years. He helped to organize the Phillips County Farm Bureau, was one of the longest-standing county members and president for two years. He also helped to organize the Haxtun Soil Conservation District in 1946.

He married LaVerne Catherine Helgoth in 1945 and had three children.

He was a former member of the Julesburg Volunteer Fire Department, Holyoke Lions Club and Holyoke County Board. He served many years as a Phillips County Fair Board President and as Beef Cattle Superintendent, 4-H Leader and chairman of the Phillips County Planning Commission. He also served 30 years as an assistant cattle superintendent at the National Western Stock Show. He was a long-standing member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Holyoke.

While a county agent, he loved working with his 4-H judging team, who won a number of judging contests in Colorado and Nebraska. He supported his own children and others in their 4-H work.

He took great pride in his livestock. He was a past member of the American Quarter Horse Assn., The Hereford Association and the Pony Club.

Survivors include his three children, George L., Marlene, and Harv; his grandchildren, Shawn, Tanya, Stephanie, and Amy; and his great-grandchildren, Cody, Cade, Randi, Lelli, Rorisang, Michaela, and Ava.

He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVerne; brother, Jerome “Bud” and granddaughter, Ashley.

George J. Rober, 97, of Sedgwick, Colo., died June 4, 2011, in Holyoke.

He was born June 2, 1914, southwest of Ovid to Michael and Anna (Jannus) Rober.

He attended school in Sedgwick County and graduated from Julesburg High School. He continued his education first at Dodge City Junior College, where he was on a relay team who set a Kansas state record. He later attended Colorado A&M in Fort Collins (now Colorado State University) where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and ROTC. He graduated from Colorado A&M in 1942.

After graduation he served as Phillips County Extension Agent for nine and half years. He helped to organize the Phillips County Farm Bureau, was one of the longest-standing county members and president for two years. He also helped to organize the Haxtun Soil Conservation District in 1946.

He married LaVerne Catherine Helgoth in 1945 and had three children.

He was a former member of the Julesburg Volunteer Fire Department, Holyoke Lions Club and Holyoke County Board. He served many years as a Phillips County Fair Board President and as Beef Cattle Superintendent, 4-H Leader and chairman of the Phillips County Planning Commission. He also served 30 years as an assistant cattle superintendent at the National Western Stock Show. He was a long-standing member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Holyoke.

While a county agent, he loved working with his 4-H judging team, who won a number of judging contests in Colorado and Nebraska. He supported his own children and others in their 4-H work.

He took great pride in his livestock. He was a past member of the American Quarter Horse Assn., The Hereford Association and the Pony Club.

Survivors include his three children, George L., Marlene, and Harv; his grandchildren, Shawn, Tanya, Stephanie, and Amy; and his great-grandchildren, Cody, Cade, Randi, Lelli, Rorisang, Michaela, and Ava.

He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVerne; brother, Jerome “Bud” and granddaughter, Ashley.