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“Dear Marg & Family, So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My prayers are for God to be with you and your family at this difficult time in...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Agnes Meidinger - Elgin, ND

“Katus family, My heart aches for you all. My mom said it best when she said it's never easy no matter how ready you think you are. The pain...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Myra Niederman

“We are all thinking of you at this time. Peace be with all of you and may the sun shine again in your world. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Baumberger Family - Watauga, SD

“So sorry to hear about Bob's passing. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Mark and Jo Vilhauer - Miles City, MT

“Dear Margie and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I have so many memories of him deerhunting and so thankful for all of them. He...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Jeff Hoffer - Bismarck, ND

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in Bob's passing. I know one thing, it isn't easy loosing a family member. No matter how (ready) you...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Leslie Niederman - Morristown, SD

“Dear Margie & Family, God's Blessings & Comfort in the loss of your Loved One. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Judy (Becker) Hartman - Mandan, ND

“Grandpa, I will never forget you! You will be in my heart forever! I love and miss you! I will see you again someday! ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Cole Katus - Watauga, SD

“I am so sorry for your loss, Margie. I remember you so well from working at Super Valu. Prayers for you and your family. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Lorraine Moore - Lemmon, SD

“So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. 4fyc3 ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Richard and Susan Harwood - SD

“So sorry for your loss. Bob was a real friend thru the years, we spent most every Sunday together in Sunday School class then were confirmed...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Evelyn McGregor - Watauga, , SD

“Margie and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon Schumacher - Lemmon, SD

“In loving memory of Bob. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: DeLaine Katus and Jackson Hayes - MT

“Dear Marge, Stacey, Scott and Families - holding all of you in my thoughts and prayers and sending deepest sympathy in the loss of Bob. No words can...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: DeLaine Katus - Broadus, MT

“Bob was an amazing person who was always there for our family. I know my dad considered him a brother and will miss him terribly. He was more than...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Bonnie & Ken Nelson - Circle, MT


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Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Katus, age 74, of Watauga, SD will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in McIntosh, SD. Pastor Daniel Lewig will officiate with burial to follow in the St. Michael's Cemetery. A luncheon will be served at the Watauga Hall following the burial.

Special music will be provided by Coleen Schaffer, organist and Keith Gall, soloist.

Serving as casketbearers are Cole Katus, Braydon Katus, Clifford Johnson, Doug Striegel, Jeff Lemke, and Nick Nehl. Serving as Honorary Casketbearers are Jaci and Tally Katus and Nicole and Morgan Laub.

Robert "Bob" Katus was born on October 30, 1938 to Ralph and Mary (Spicer) Katus in McIntosh, SD. In 1939, Bob moved with his family to Columbia, SD. In 1943, the family moved to the Spicer Ranch in Grant County, ND. Bob attended Cedar Elementary School in Grant County, Northwestern Lutheran Academy in Mobridge, SD and McIntosh High School in McIntosh, SD, where he graduated in 1959. Bob attended an electrician's school in Yakima, WA in 1960-1961.

Bob married Margie Mosbrucker on February 16, 1963 in Mott, ND. Since that time, Bob and Margie have lived on and operated the original Spicer Ranch in Grant County, ND. Bob served on the Winona Township Board for over 30 years, St. Paul's Lutheran Church board and Mor-Gran-Sou electric board for nine years. Bob enjoyed recording and reporting the weather for the National Weather Service for nearly 45 years receiving the prestigious John Campanius Holm Award for outstanding service to his community and the National Weather Service.
He retired from ranching in 2011. Bob especially enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren on the banks of the Cedar River.

Bob passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, ND, with his family by his side.

Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years, Margie Katus, Watauga, SD; children, Stacey (Greg) Laub, Rapid City, SD, and Scott (Heather) Katus, Watauga, SD; grandchildren, Nicole and Morgan Laub, Jaci, Cole, Braydon and Tally Katus; sister, Marian (David) Lemke, Snohomish, WA; brother, Dennis (Rhalene) Katus, Bayard, NE; aunt, Ruth Katus, Lemmon, SD; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Mary Katus; niece, Kimberly Lemke; and nephew, Rodney Lemke.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday morning.