Robert K. Norwood
Published in the Bonners Ferry Herald June 9, 2005
Another version was published on the website - Kootenai Valley Press - July 31, 2005
Robert K. Norwood passed away at the Boundary Community Hospital on June 2, 2005. Memorial services will be held at the United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, and burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery at a later date. Dan Dinning will officiate.
Bob was born on May 12, 1925 to Henry and Florence (Martin) Norwood in Emmett, Idaho. He received his education and graduated from Emmett High School in 1943. He married Arlene Fulgham in 1948 and they had three children; Kristine Schulte and Kim Norwood, both of Bonners Ferry, and Kevin Norwood, Harvard, Idaho. His grandchildren are Steven Schulte, and Mike and Paula Schulte and his two great-grandchildren are Paisley and Porter Schulte. He is survived by sisters Betty and husband Jack Obermeyer, Hoquium, Washington, and Phyllis Norwood of Emmett. His parents, two brothers and one child preceded him in death.
Bob and his brothers raised and showed registered hogs in high school and in 1943 he was the top showman at the Portland Expo. He led a 4-H club at age 16. In 1944 Bob enlisted in the Army and was discharged in 1946.
Bob and Arlene bought the Gillard farm in Cow Creek in 1960 and brought their dairy herd from Emmett. They sold milk to Darigold until his retirement in 1990 when they sold the farm, moved to town, and traveled for several years.
Bob received awards from Darigold for quality and received a Grassman Award for his daily pasture rotation. He was proud of his volunteer work on the Bonners Ferry High School baseball field and his work with Ben Studer on the hospital landscaping. Bob found great joy in watching his grandsons play sports and in the arrival of his great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Boundary Community Hospital Extended Care Facility.