Robert Everett Kirkelie (Bob)

1938 – 2017


Robert Everett Kirkelie

Robert Everett Kirkelie

Sunday night March 26, at 7:00 pm PST our Lord called home a wonderful man, husband and father. After a battle with Alzheimer’s he quietly passed in his sleep.


Born February 28, 1938 in Minot ND to

Bob - Air Force

Bob – Air Force

Archie Kirkelie and Cleone Walsh Kirkelie. Shortly after his birth the family moved to Wasco Oregon where he would grow up with his little brother Ron. After graduating from High School he enlisted in the United States Air Force. While at Boot Camp he met and married Jolene McDaniel. To this union four children were born; Robert Everett Jr., Troy Dean, Lynda Marie, and Monica Jean. After serving 4 years in the Air Force he left and the family moved and settled in Denver, Colorado. In Denver he found work at AT&T and worked there until he and Jolene divorced. While raising his children Bob was very active in sports and coached his boys in all of their little league teams. He was very supportive of all his children’s interest and family was always very important to him.


Merle Ann and Bob

In the mid 70’s Bob returned home to the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Washington where he retired from AT&T. There he met and married the love of his life, Merle Ann Hayes, the woman he would spend the next 40 years and the rest of his life with. They married October 1, 1978. To this union 2 additional step daughters were added to Bob’s family. Glenda Kay Hayes and Linda Ann Hayes.


An avid lover of all sports, he loved playing golf and was a huge Seattle Mariners and Denver Bronco’s fan.


He is survived by his wife Merle Ann; his children Robert Everett Kirkelie Jr.(Houston TX.); Troy D. Kirkelie (Eagle River, AK.); Lynda M. Schuck, (Elizabeth CO.); Monica J. Santos (Yuba City, CA.); Glenda K. Hayes, (Seattle, WA.) and Linda A. Hayes, (Vancover, WA.) Also 8 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and his brothers Ronald Kirkelie and Gary Brannan.


The services are being held at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 SE Mt Scott Blvd, Portland, OR 97086, on April 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm.


May he rest in eternal peace.

3 Responses to “Robert Everett Kirkelie (Bob)”

  • Monica (Peanut) Santos says:

    I love you Daddy! You will always be my hero! Thank you for being the most amazing dad ever!! Until we are together in eternity…”I love you more”

  • Lynda Schuck says:

    Happy Birthday Dad! I love you, miss you and look forward to seeing you again! Love Always!!

  • Monica (Peanut) Santos says:

    Happy Birthday Dad! I love and miss you so much!!!

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