Robert Eugene Bahm
Robert "Bob" Eugene Bahm, 93, of Kaw City, OK, left this life on January 15, 2021. A Rosary Service will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 19, 2021, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 AM, at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory. Bob was born on April 22, 1927, on a farm Northwest of Cherokee, OK; the last of John E. and Marie Katherine (Hauser) Bahm's ten children.
He attended Cherokee Schools and in 1946, entered the Navy for two years. He went to Central State College in Edmond for one year, after graduating from high school in May of 1949. Bob married Virginia Maxine Jones on November 5, 1949.
They lived in Okmulgee, OK, for one year while he attended Okmulgee Tech, taking agricultural classes.
Their first son, John, was born there. They moved to Newkirk in 1951, and ran a laundry for a year. Then he worked at Ark City Packing House for two years. In 1953, he went to work at Blackwell Zinc Smelter and remained there for 20 years. That same year, they moved to a farm East of Ponca City, where they farmed, operated a fruit orchard and raised their ten children.
After that, he had various other jobs. In the 1980's, he and Virginia owned and operated a cafe in Kaw City, Bahm Burgers.
Bob is survived by: son, John Bahm and his wife, Francine and their children, Cresta Dunn and her husband, Jeff, John Galiano, Alisha Tallon and her husband, Shawn, Sierra Bahm; son, Anthony Bahm and his children, Brandy Bahm and significant other, Chris, Matt Bahm and significant other, Kat, Kelli White and her husband, Eric and Jesse Bahm and his wife, Sarah; son, Victor Bahm and his wife, Debi and their children, Nathan Bahm and his wife, Jenny,
Beth Schrickram and her husband, Dustin, Rachel Guthrie and her husband, Will; daughter, Teresa Barbato and her husband, Brian and their chirldren, April Davis-Choney, Shane Davis and his wife, Shelli, Josh Davis and his wife, Kim; daughter, Yvonne McGrath and her husband, Tom and their children, Zac McGrath and his wife, Katelyn, Ben McGrath and his wife, Timarie; daughter, Kathy Becker; son, Tim Bahm and his wife, Elva and their children, Bobbi Martinez, Gwen Robards and her husband, Craig,
Jacki Bludau and her husband, Brad, Jeffery Bahm and his wife, Heather; daughter, Jo Lewis and her husband, Mike; son, Michael Lewis and his wife, Traci; daughter, Loretta Sookbang and her children, Samantha Ware and her husband Hayden, Meredith Sookbang, Kimberly Sookbang; son, Keith Bahm and his wife, Susan and their children, Carey Carlton, Chris Carlton, Brian Carlton and his wife, Kim and his 45 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, John E. and Marie Bahm; two half-brothers, Gilmer and Clint Bahm; brothers, Ted, Ralph, Clark, Carl, Julius and Francis Bahm; sisters, Agnes Robb, Elizabeth Terry and Agatha St. George.
Honorary Pallbearers will be his 24 grandchildren.
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