Resident Spotlight: Bob B.

This month we would like to spotlight Bob B. Bob was born in 1943 to Steve & Ione Billmeier in Carroll, Iowa. At the age of 4, the doctors discovered that Bob had a brain tumor. He had surgery to remove the tumor. This was a great success and he has a shunt in the back of his head but has not had a tumor since. Bob attended school in Sac County until 3rd grade. After 3rd grade he attended Quakerdale boys school for eight years. After school, Bob began working at various places. He has worked in farming, in a meat locker in Coon Rapids, a chicken farm, cleaning cars for Harrison Ford and a custodian at Ideal Stock. He settled in at Chicago Rivet as a custodian for 25 years. In 1964 Bob married the love of his life, Sue. They had two sons and were married until her death in 2009. They liked to travel to Minnesota to visit his sister and her family. Bob liked to fish and hunt fox. He always dreamed of being a racecar driver. He still loves to watch the races. Bob’s favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Now that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has retired from racing, Bob cheers for anyone beating Kyle Busch. Bob is a great joy to have at Regency Park and the staff love him. He makes everyone’s day with his kindness and teasing. Bob has brought a lot of life and joy to Regency Park.

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