Robert "Bob" Bukowski

Obituaries in Devils Lake, ND | Devils Lake Daily Journal
Obituaries in Devils Lake, ND | Devils Lake Daily Journal
Gilbertson Funeral Home

Robert “Bob” E. Bukowski, 67 of Devils Lake formerly of Munich ND passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at CHI, St. Alexius Health, Devils Lake Hospital.

There will be gathering of family and friends at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake ND on Sunday, May 22, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devils Lake with lunch to follow at the Parish Center immediately following the funeral Mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the St. Mary’s Academy and Learning Center Project in memory of Bob.

Robert Ernest Bukowski, son of Clements and Florence (Cornelison) Bukowski was born on June 15, 1954, in Langdon ND. He grew up in the Munich area living on various farms with his family. He graduated from Munich High School then continued his education at the Aaker’s Business College in Grand Forks, ND. Bob spent his life as a farm boy and at the age of nineteen he began farming a neighbor’s land (Melvin Worms) and eventually would purchase the land in partnership with his brother Jim.

Robert was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Amy Paulson on July 8, 1978, in Leeds, ND. During their marriage they were blessed with one son, Joshua. They would live, laugh, and love through the good times and the bad times for nearly 44 years. After their marriage they established their home in Munich and called it home until retiring and moving to Devils Lake, living here the last twelve years. Bob was a “people person.” He could visit with anyone and after moving to Devils Lake was part of the White House Breakfast group and the Hardee’s Coffee gang. He also still enjoyed hanging with the gang at Munich Elevator. He so enjoyed being a loyal fan of the Devils Lake Firebirds and the Lake Region Royals. He thrived in the outdoors, fishing year-round, golfing, and watching sports, any sports, he was a sport’s fanatic. He served on the Clyde Farm Service Board, was a life member of the Knights of Columbus and was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Munich and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devils Lake. Bob’s pride and joy, his earthly treasures were his family. Robert was so proud of his son, Josh and the fine young man he is today. Being “Papa” to his four grandchildren was his greatest title and he was a positive, caring, loving influence in their lives. His faith, his family, his passion for farming were his blessings in this life. He will be so very missed by all who knew and loved him.

Bob’s loving family include his precious wife, Amy, son Josh Bukowski and his wife Keli of Devils Lake and grandchildren Dylan, Eli, Cole and Jade; siblings Josetta (Ed) Volk, Mesa AZ, Marc (Ken) Schuler, Gilbert AZ, James (Sheila) Bukowski, also of Mesa and Cheryl (Rich) Martinson, Munich; in-laws Gary (Catherine) Paulson, Edinburg, ND, Diane (Roger) Lindsay, Sioux Falls, SD, Dale (Connie) Paulson, LaMoure, ND and Cande (Vic) Michels, Grand Forks ND; many nieces, nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law Lloyd and Mary Paulson, infant niece Sherry Lynn Schuler.

Urn Bearers will be Melroy Schultz, Marvin Heck, Aaron Restad, Pat Hall, Terry Hall, Steve Buchweitz, and Gary Wirth. Reading the Scriptures will be Jennifer LaFrombois, Gift Bearers, grandchildren, Dylan, Eli, Cole, and Jade. Music will be provided by Patty Cote, Marla Luehring and Jay McCanna.

Posted online on May 18, 2022

Published in Devils Lake Journal

Obituaries in Devils Lake, ND | Devils Lake Daily Journal
Obituaries in Devils Lake, ND | Devils Lake Daily Journal

Robert "Bob" Bukowski

Gilbertson Funeral Home

Robert “Bob” E. Bukowski, 67 of Devils Lake formerly of Munich ND passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at CHI, St. Alexius Health, Devils Lake Hospital.

There will be gathering of family and friends at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake ND on Sunday, May 22, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devils Lake with lunch to follow at the Parish Center immediately following the funeral Mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the St. Mary’s Academy and Learning Center Project in memory of Bob.

Robert Ernest Bukowski, son of Clements and Florence (Cornelison) Bukowski was born on June 15, 1954, in Langdon ND. He grew up in the Munich area living on various farms with his family. He graduated from Munich High School then continued his education at the Aaker’s Business College in Grand Forks, ND. Bob spent his life as a farm boy and at the age of nineteen he began farming a neighbor’s land (Melvin Worms) and eventually would purchase the land in partnership with his brother Jim.

Robert was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Amy Paulson on July 8, 1978, in Leeds, ND. During their marriage they were blessed with one son, Joshua. They would live, laugh, and love through the good times and the bad times for nearly 44 years. After their marriage they established their home in Munich and called it home until retiring and moving to Devils Lake, living here the last twelve years. Bob was a “people person.” He could visit with anyone and after moving to Devils Lake was part of the White House Breakfast group and the Hardee’s Coffee gang. He also still enjoyed hanging with the gang at Munich Elevator. He so enjoyed being a loyal fan of the Devils Lake Firebirds and the Lake Region Royals. He thrived in the outdoors, fishing year-round, golfing, and watching sports, any sports, he was a sport’s fanatic. He served on the Clyde Farm Service Board, was a life member of the Knights of Columbus and was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Munich and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devils Lake. Bob’s pride and joy, his earthly treasures were his family. Robert was so proud of his son, Josh and the fine young man he is today. Being “Papa” to his four grandchildren was his greatest title and he was a positive, caring, loving influence in their lives. His faith, his family, his passion for farming were his blessings in this life. He will be so very missed by all who knew and loved him.

Bob’s loving family include his precious wife, Amy, son Josh Bukowski and his wife Keli of Devils Lake and grandchildren Dylan, Eli, Cole and Jade; siblings Josetta (Ed) Volk, Mesa AZ, Marc (Ken) Schuler, Gilbert AZ, James (Sheila) Bukowski, also of Mesa and Cheryl (Rich) Martinson, Munich; in-laws Gary (Catherine) Paulson, Edinburg, ND, Diane (Roger) Lindsay, Sioux Falls, SD, Dale (Connie) Paulson, LaMoure, ND and Cande (Vic) Michels, Grand Forks ND; many nieces, nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law Lloyd and Mary Paulson, infant niece Sherry Lynn Schuler.

Urn Bearers will be Melroy Schultz, Marvin Heck, Aaron Restad, Pat Hall, Terry Hall, Steve Buchweitz, and Gary Wirth. Reading the Scriptures will be Jennifer LaFrombois, Gift Bearers, grandchildren, Dylan, Eli, Cole, and Jade. Music will be provided by Patty Cote, Marla Luehring and Jay McCanna.

Posted online on May 18, 2022

Published in Devils Lake Journal