Robert Kenobbie

Robert Herman Kenobbie, 88, of Platte, S.D. passed away Fri., Dec. 9, 2016 at his home. Funeral Services were held Dec. 13, 2016 at First Reformed Church in Platte. A committal service with Military Honors will follow at Platte City Cemetery.


Robert Herman Kenobbie was born Oct. 2, 1928 to Andrew Casper and Mary Amelia (Krause) Kenobbie in Reliance. He graduated from Reliance High School in 1948, served four years in the Naval Reserve and in 1978 moved from Oacoma to Platte. Bob was a hard worker; he worked at Al’s Oasis, had cattle and was an Engineer for the South Dakota Department of Transportation for 41 years, retiring in 1988. He helped design Snake Creek and was inducted into the Transportation Hall of Honor in 2005.


Robert was united in marriage to Donna Kruske on July 25, 1986, at their home in Platte. He was a member of the First Reformed Church and a lifetime member of Campbell-Timmerman American Legion Post #115. He raised and trained coon dogs and hunted raccoons to sell the fur. Bob had a good sense of humor, enjoyed gardening, helping others and cooking for different events. He loved his kids and his entire family dearly.


Grateful for having shared in Bob’s life: his wife of over 30 years, Donna Kenobbie of Platte; his seven children: Daryls Roberts of Moorcroft, Wyo., Fayrene (Leo) Howard of Winner, Pam Olesen of Sioux Falls, Robert W. Kenobbie of Sioux Falls, Mike (Delores) Scholl of Platte, Darla Cloud of Phoenix, Ariz. and Mark (Teal) Scholl of Chamberlain; a daughterin- law, Pat Davenport of Custer; 25 grandchildren; 81 great grandchildren; 28 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Myrtle Mathison of Romona; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Bob was preceded in death by a daughter, Arlene Kenobbie; a son, Rick Davenport; a grandson; three great grandsons; a great-great granddaughter; his parents; and ten siblings.


Memorials in Bob’s honor may be directed to: First Reformed Church, PO Box 418, Platte, S.D., 57369.


Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through

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