Robert A. “Bob” Suchy of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of NE Minneapolis and Danbury, passed away July 3, 2020, at 87. Born in Mandan, ND May 12, 1933, Bob is preceded in death by his father, Frank Suchy III, mother Katherine (Staudinger) Suchy, sisters Marguerite “Midge” Loren and June Ludvigson, brother Frank, second wife Bonnie (Olson) and third wife Delores (Schmidt).
Survived by sister Kathleen Rohde, first wife Alice Davis, daughters Cynthia (Robert) Stevens and Sandy (Gary) Graziani, and son Robin (Michelle); grandchildren Akayla, Alex, Sonia, Anthony, Maria, Jessica, Lisa and David; 12 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.
Bob served in the US Navy and worked for John Deere, retiring after over 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, antique car/tractor restoration and gardening at the home he built in Danbury. After retirement, he took pride in work for Jackson Township, plowing rural roads and maintaining the cemetery. A skilled mechanic, Bob was a sought-after resource for small engine repair. AKA “Cowboy Bob,” you’d most often find him wearing cowboy boots and hat, and he always had a story to tell. Born a preemie on the farm, he developed a quiet strength and was a fighter until the end.
Private interment at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona July 22; memorial service may follow at a later date. Family suggests dedicating a gift to the Disabled American Veterans in Bob’s name (https://www.ihelpveterans.org/) in lieu of flowers or memorial.