Robert F Deem

November 18, 1966January 28, 2019

Robert F Deem, 52 of Scottsbluff, passed away January 28, 2019 at Regional West Medical Center surrounded by family. He was born November 18, 1966, to Charles B and Betty Ann Deem in Brush, CO. He graduated from Gering High School in 1985. In lieu of a service and burial, we will be holding a Celebration of Life reception at 12 Noon on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Rubidoux RV Park Reception Hall at 585 Five Rocks Rd, Gering where food and beverages will be served. Please plan to join family and friends and bring stories to share.

Robert was very active in adult activities such as softball, sand volleyball, bowling and other sporting events. He enjoyed hanging out with friends and family and we all have such great memories and stories that we will treasure always. Robert had a big laugh, much like our dad and we will greatly miss that laughter. He was very social and enjoyed the company of many friends.

Robert has two children, Breanna and Tristan, and while he was not able to not spend a lot of time with them, he loved them very much. More recently he was able to spend more time with Breanna, and we are very thankful for that.

Robert worked hard for many years at Overhead Door and Union Pacific Railroad. He moved to Denver, CO for a short period of time and worked at Home Depot. Most recently he worked at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts. Robert is survived by his children both of Scottsbluff; his sisters Sandra K. (Gerry) Larson of Missoula, MT and Sara J. (Chris) Mitchell, of Mitchell; his mom, Betty Ann Deem, of Gering, and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Gering Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, February 1, 2019

Robert F Deem

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Sandy Deem-Larson

February 1, 2019

Robert, my brother and best friend. We went through our sibling life with lots of fun, fights, friendship, arguments, support, love, etc. Not enough words to explain our love, my brotherly love. It breaks my heart to have seen you in pain and to have had to let you go. I am so sorry for the pain and suffering you went through and more than anything wish I could have helped heal or ease the pain you were in. I love you so much and will miss you more than you would ever know. I will cherish all memories of our times together and those moments we talked and were there for each other. A part of me and my heart is gone with losing you. Love you forever and I know you are now at peace . ❤❤❤

Brian Gabel

January 31, 2019

My earliest memory of Robert was back in the spring or summer of 1972 I think. I was doing whatever a 5 year old does that particular day, and I remember seeing my new neighbor there. I don't remember the particulars, whether I went down 2 houses to say hi, or if our folks introduced us. The day was a quiet and warm early morning that I can still feel today. Immediately I liked Robert a lot. He had almost a year on me but it never felt like it. I'm sure there were days that summer that we didn't hang out but they were far and few in between. All I knew was I had a best buddy 2 doors down.

We started Kindergarten later and it was terrible! Robert and I went at different times. One of us in the morning and the other went in the afternoon. I wasn't a happy kid since the school took my best friend away. But, we managed to adapt as best as 5 and 6 year olds could. Then first grade rolled around and our world got bigger. An all day school schedule, and meeting all these older kids! Quite frightening indeed to me, but Robert is the friend who helped those social anxieties fade away.

There isn't enough room here to tell stories of having a childhood friend like Robert, but I can reiterate what Bobby Snyder said. Robert was a loyal friend, worked hard and he played hard. I knew these things, but since we moved away in 82, I never got to really know the Robert that loved hard. But knowing Robert, that giving of love was very free and without concern for himself.

Lisa Reinmuth

January 30, 2019

I met Robert when I was 14 and he has always been a part of my life since thanx to him always checking in on me. I dated Robert off and on for years and on our first date he found out I liked KitKats, from that point on, he never showed up without one. We used to sit in his car eating KitKats and listening to Bon Jovi and talk for hours. Some of my best and funniest memories involve Robert, he always knew how to make me smile and with that amazing laugh of his no one could stay sad. My heart is broken over the loss of such a great guy and a great friend. I will forever miss you and love you my friend. I wish I could hear that laugh now. My heart and many prayers go out to all of Robert's family. Rest in peace Robert.

Bobby Snyder

January 30, 2019

Robert and I were best friends in high school. We laughed together, chased girls together, raced our cars, and repaired them together. We had the greatest of times and you could not ask for a more loyal friend. He loved hard, he played hard, he worked hard. My heart hurts and I will cherish the times we spent. He had the greatest laugh and only wanted to make others laugh. RIP Robert, I will always miss our friendship. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and your children.

Barbara Griggs

January 30, 2019

So sorry to hear about Robert. Our thoughts and prayers are with you


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Michelle Janis

January 30, 2019

Robert had an unforgettable smile. I never really knew Robert until about 6 years ago. When we talked we could talk for hours. When we finally met we were both extremely happy to see each other. Rest easy my loving friend. Thank you Lord for Robert
When I travel home I expect to see you
You will remain in my heart. Love you my dear friend