September 19, 1949 – February 27, 2019
Age 69, of Woodbury, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
Bob Bankers will be missed by family and friends. A loving father and business community leader who enjoyed a variety of activities. Bob’s priority was always with family and he loved introducing his children to new adventures and some of his favorites included teaching them to fish, golf, ski and building construction.
He showed his adventurous side in almost everything he thing he did including business entrepreneurial-ship, small plane piloting and travel. After college Bob completed Naval pilot training and with the Vietnam war ending he shifted gears to work on the oil rigs as a Geologist.
He had a construction company in both Fargo, North Dakota and St. Paul, Minnesota. Bob most recently enjoyed working with the Woodbury Economic Commission, the Stillwater Historical Society and volunteering for various non-profit initiatives.
Robert is survived by his children, Lyndsey and Michael Bankers; siblings, James (Dorothy) Bankers, Kim Bankers, Todd Bankers; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends whom will miss him dearly.
Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 5th 11:30 AM with visitation one hour prior at St. Ambrose Catholic Church 4125 Woodbury Dr., Woodbury.
Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens in North Dakota.
Wulff Woodbury 651-738-9615
- Brad Bankers
- Kim Bankers
- Todd Bankers
- Jim Torok
- Pat Flaherty
- Paul Callahan
- Tom Callahan
- Cliff Hansen
- Visitation Tuesday, March 5, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Bob and I were together on Woodbury's Economic Development Commission. He was such a polite person but when he made comments or observations they were quite astute.
My most lasting memory of Bob is from October 2018:
At our last Business Connect event at the Alamo Drafthouse, I spent a long time chatting with him about good colleges. He very proudly told me how his daughter attended Iowa State and realized her dream of working for NASA. He emphasized that how it is easy to overlook Iowa State because it is a state college.
I am sorry I could not attend the funeral today.
Praying that his memories keep his family warm and with happy thoughts.
March 4, 2019
Bob and I went to High School together and stayed close throughout college. Bob, Jim Torok, and myself were the owners of Moorhead Motors for several years during college. We bought and sold cars mostly to friends as a business venture that was really a hobby. We had a lot of fun in those days. I have tons of memories playing golf, working, and hunting with Bob. Bob was a very good athlete, but he would never tell you that. He was an expert in all forms of construction and someone you could go to explain or describe any aspect of building.
I don't every recall seeing Bob mad. He always seemed so reliable, honest, and dependable that in retrospect he always projected a personality that was wise way beyond his years. In collecting my thoughts of our years in school, he was more like someone from our parents time in that he always came across as more mature than we were.
an old friend from Fargo