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Robert Thomas Wickland
February 19, 1952 ~ September 9, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
Rob Wickland went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly September 9th, 2023, at the age of 71. Rob was born in Rantoul, Illinois to Bob and Patti Wickland. At the age of two years old they moved to Sacramento, California where he grew up. Later he moved to Salinas, California where he learned his roofing skills and met the cute neighbor girl. He and Rhonda McLaughlin knew each other for 3 weeks when they eloped to Carson City, Nevada on September 15th, 1973. They moved to Idaho and have lived in the Caldwell area since 1977. Rob worked in construction trades his whole life. He owned Rob’s Roofing for 15 years before going to work at Hansen Rice. He retired in 2020 from being a traveling crane operator and steel construction worker where he was able to attend many Nascar races all over the U.S. He came home and built his dream shop.
Rob was a hard working, patriotic family man who was happiest riding his horse, cutting firewood in Lowman, riding his Harley, watching Nascar or football, and spending time with his 4 children, sons and daughter in law, eleven grandchildren and one great grandson.
Rob and Rhonda were looking forward to celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on September 16th with family and friends at their annual Festivus Party. Instead, today turned out to be a celebration of Rob’s life.
Rob is survived by Rhonda, of Caldwell, and their children Apryl (Nathan Burden) of Monument, Colorado, Staci (Kenny Prickett) of Woodland Park, Colorado, Cassie (Blake Burden) of Elko, Nevada,
and Robby (Marcella Bosch) of Nampa, Idaho; sister, Diane Wickland of Timberville, Virgina; brother, Dan Wickland of Boise, Idaho.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family home is already quieter and Rob’s larger than life laugh will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
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