Robert Franklin Scantland

July 21, 1924March 5, 2014

Robert “Bob” Franklin Scantland, 89, of Greeley, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Garden Square at Westlake. Robert was born on July 21, 1924 in Uniontown, Kentucky to William Creth and Annie Mae (Sights) Scantland.

Robert received his elementary and high school education in the Henderson County school system in Robards, Kentucky.

Robert grew up in coal mining and river work, building dams around the Ohio River.

Robert entered the United States Army in 1943, receiving his basic training at the Medical Unit in Louisville, Kentucky and receiving his field training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. Robert served four and a half years in the 123rd-128th Evacuation hospitals in England, Normandy, transferring to the 9th Medical Battalion, 9th Infantry Division in Belgium and Germany. Robert also served in the Colorado National Guard for nine years in the 157th Infantry Regiment, 194 Second Field Artillery Battalion and 140th Signal Battalion as a Radio Relay operator during the Berlin Crisis.

Robert moved to Denver, Colorado in 1947 and worked for Armour and Co. for a time. Robert married Leona Frances Barta in Denver on November 25, 1948. They moved from Denver to the Poudre Canyon, where Robert was employed by the Colorado Game and Fish Department until 1952, moving to Greeley, where he was employed by the Colorado Highway Department for 30 years. He retired in 1980.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was affiliated with P.E.R.A., C.A.P.E., the Greeley Senior Center, St. Peter’s Retired Men and the VFW. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved all wildlife and travelling to Blackhawk.

Robert is survived by his wife, Leona; three daughters, Barb Burke of Mesa, Arizona, Mary Moore (Gary) of Bird City, Kansas and Sharon Shaw of Longmont; son, Robert Scantland of Ault; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, one brother, a granddaughter and a grandson.

Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society both in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.

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  • Visitation Sunday, March 9, 2014
  • Rosary Service Sunday, March 9, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 10, 2014

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Dave Sorensen

April 2, 2014

Bob was a wonderful man who was loved by everyone he met. My memories of Bob were of his warm welcome to all who joined the residency at CDOH. What a special time that was... and Bob's wonderful stories helped make it so.

Ella Reichley

March 27, 2014

Scanty was a wonderful man. I am grateful that I got the chance to work with Bob after his official retirement from CDOH. He will always be known for his stories and his love of the great outdoors.

Kurt & DeeAnn Christopher

March 27, 2014

Leona and Family. I was so sorry to hear about Bob. I am so lucky to have known Bob. His stories entertained us during many a fishing and hunting trip. He will be greatly missed. DeeAnn and I will keep you in our prayers.

March 26, 2014

Found memories with Bob,will miss him. Love Bev and Loren

Roger Mikulecky

March 12, 2014

On behalf of Roger & LaRae Mikulecky we are sorry for the loss of Uncle Bob. Our prayers and love are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Mike and Jane Wells

March 12, 2014

Leona and family. We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was one of the most favorite people I had the pleasure to work with. He always had the most positive attitudes about work and life and he had a story for everything. He taught me so much. We all had fun at the yearly parties. He will be missed.

March 11, 2014

Our Dear Scantlands,
My memory of Bob is fo him smiling silly for pictures
Always singing
His salute to the other men in the community
His sliding saunter when he walked
The fun we had at spelling class
His sweet disposition
His love for his wife and family
The nice things my sister said about him from the Highway department
His wink at me
The dear and sweet people he has in his family that I can truly say are fine individuals.
My love to you all,
Patty Endres

gary mikulecky

March 10, 2014

Aunt leona and family,

Sorry to hear of uncle Bob's passing. He was always a joy to be around.

Joan Soukup Stadler

March 10, 2014

May the Lord hold you, Aunt Leona, Robert, Barbara, Mary and Sharon in the palm of His hand. My deepest sympathy. I fondly remember memories of Uncle Bob at Grandma and Grandpa Soukup's house in Wilson, KS., staying with them on our way back from my first family vacation in 1968, then visiting in 2000 with our children and nephews and Uncle Bob talking about his time in the service and his life. How grateful I am that I had the privilege
of seeing him and Aunt Leona during a surprise visit June, 2013.

Vic and Sharen Soukup

March 10, 2014

On behalf of the Victor and Sharen Soukup and their children, John and Joan, as well as their extended family; we send our prayers and love to Aunt Leona, Robert, Barbara, Mary and Sharon. Vic and Sharen will remember the special "sibling visits" in recent years and the wonderful memories with Bob at family gatherings in Wilson, KS. Sharen and Joan are grateful that they had the opportunity to visit Uncle Bob as recently as June 5, 2013- God bless you all. May he rest in peace.