Robert Lynn Halbert was born on May 26, 1931 in Prairie View, Kansas to Raymond Clarence and Emma Leone (Dieleman) Halbert. He passed away on December 28, 2020 at his home in Holyoke, Colorado with his family at his side. Robert was 89 years old.
Robert served his country in the United States Navy as a 2nd Class Gunners Mate in charge of the two 5 “ 38 Gun Mounts on the Aircraft Carrier USS Philippine Sea during the Korean War from 1950 – 1954.
He married Wilma Loraine (Bailey) Halbert on September 20, 1958. Robert and Wilma spent over sixty-two years together before Wilma’s passing on November 12, 2020.
Robert began his working career at the young age of seven, he worked for the local grocery store candling eggs. Later on, he spent numerous years as a truck driver and a barber.
Robert loved to garden, he enjoyed woodworking and building things with his hands.
Robert is preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Halbert; parents, Raymond and Emma Halbert; brothers, Ted Halbert and Lyle Halbert.
Robert is survived by his daughter, Diana and spouse, Bill Dewey of Washington; son, Michael Halbert and spouse, Andria of Utah; son, Scott Halbert and spouse, Cindy of Colorado; daughter, Tracie and spouse, Rich Darbin of Oklahoma; son, Rod Halbert and spouse, Angie of Colorado; sister, Helen Karls of Kansas; brother Howard Halbert and spouse, Ethel of Colorado along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be held on January 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church of Holyoke with Pastor Michael Brown officiating. Interment will follow at the Holyoke Cemetery. Baucke Funeral Home will direct the service.
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