Robert Allan Alstrom
August 23, 1947 – October 3, 2019
Robert Allan Alstrom passed away in his home on October 3, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born on August 23, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to Herman Paul Alstrom and Barbara (Barrickman) Alstrom. He was married to Peggy A. Alstrom in 1969 and subsequently divorced. Robert remarried Lydia Sundquist in Hobe Sound, Florida in 2016 who had been by his side for the past 14 years.
Robert enjoyed bowling and giving his expert advice to everyone in the bowling alley. He enjoyed woodworking, genealogy, NASCAR, and shaking his booty to groovy music. He loved sharing war stories with his children and grandchildren and swapping stories with other veterans. His favorite activity of all was spending time with family; it didn’t matter if it was at the ballpark or sitting in the living room watching TV with them.
He is survived by his wife, Lydia Sundquist. His 15 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 5 children: Paul Alstrom, Robert (Sharon) Alstrom, Steven Alstrom, Stella (Daniel) Burgener, and Roger (Nicolina) Wilson; 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and a partridge in a pear tree. Robert is preceded in death by his parents Herman Alstrom and Barbara Alstrom, his first wife Peggy Alstrom, his granddaughter Lindsey Elaine Alstrom, and his sister Cheryl Zaiss.
A viewing will be on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm followed immediately by funeral services at 6:00 pm at Valley View Funeral Home at 4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah 84120. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Valley View Memorial Park 4400 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah 84120. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted.
- Viewing Friday, October 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, October 11, 2019
Robert Allan Alstrom
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October 12, 2019
Such a wonderful service for Bob! He is a real hero!
He loved every moment of it - such a family that he has to be very proud of!
What a wonderful tribute you children (and grandchildren)are to his life!
Rocky Conner Jr
October 8, 2019
Uncle Bob was always so gentle, and for that I was always grateful. He was a great example that strong men can be kind, gentle and compassionate. Save us seats up there, Uncle Bob, and everyone else!
Regina (Jeanie) Nokes
October 7, 2019
We, John and I, experienced great sadness and sorrow when we learned of Bob's passing this past Friday. We remember a much younger Bob. A Bob full of life and love and laughter, and most importantly, his kindness to everyone...always.
Lydia, Paul, Robert, Steven, Stella, Roger and all the many grandchildren,
Our sincere condolences. This is such a tough time, but know how much he loved you. Know also, he knew how much you loved him. A bright light has been dimmed on this earth (and oh, he was such a bright light!), but is now a shining light in our night skies above. He lives on in all our hearts and through each of you.
All our love,
John and Jeanie Nokes