Robert William Schlichting

March 26, 1945 – Dec. 13, 2019

Memorial service for Robert “Bob” William Schlichting, 74, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at the Riverton United Methodist Church. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

Bob passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 at his home in Riverton.

Born March 26, 1945 in Casper, he was the eldest son of William L. and Jean L. (Wilson) Schlichting. While attending the University of Wyoming, Bob met and married the love of his life, Leora E. Balden. He served in the Wyoming National Guard during college and following graduation served in the United States Army as a helicopter pilot in the United States, Germany and Korea.

Following his time in the Army, Bob and Lee owned and operated the Sand Lake Lodge near Laramie for several years. They moved to Riverton in 1982 where Bob worked as the business manager for Apex Surveying.

Bob was a longtime active member of the Riverton United Methodist Church and Gideons International.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Bob loved woodworking and was a talented carpenter. He believed in sharing his talents and was always willing to use his skills to help his family, church and Eagles Hope Transitions. He was also a passionate outdoorsman. Bob remained active in hunting and fishing his entire life. As a young adult he loved climbing and he and his climbing buddies participated in climbs in the Windrivers and pioneering routes on Devil’s Tower.

Bob is survived by his wife of 52 years, Leora of Riverton; his daughters, Katherine (Curtis) Lackey of Cheyenne and Jeanette (Kelly) Thompson of Rifle, Colorado; his son Robert (Ronda) Schlichting of Buffalo; his three brothers, Donald (Kay), David (Darcy) and Ed Schlichting; his nine grandchildren, Cody (Michael), Kati, Taryn, Michael, Paige, Matthew, Tori, Reagan and Trent; and his great-granddaughter Layla.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial gifts can be made in Bob’s honor to Eagle’s Hope Transitions c/o Davis Funeral Home at 2203 W. Main St, Riverton, WY 82501

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