Obituaries & Tributes

Robert Charles Thackery

date of birth July 17 1942

date of death July 19 2020

Robert Charles Thackery was born July 17, 1942 in Portland Oregon to Charles and LaVon Thackery. Bob grew up in Molalla with his parents and older brother John. Bob grew up living a simple yet great life in Molalla. He attended Yoder School and Molalla High School.

In 1963 Bob married Alonna Stephens. In 1964, they welcomed their son Ron and in 1966 their daughter Lesa.

In 1979 he decided he wanted to take up farming and moved his family to Nebraska. Farming was his childhood dream and he loved the farm.

After farming, Bob and Loni were able to work and travel the States and see and experience many great things. He always said he had the perfect job, “I get to travel with my wife and get paid!” While on the road not only did Bob work but he worked for his Savior Jesus Christ. Bob loved to share God’s word with everyone he met, he touched so many lives in so many ways.

Bob passed away July 19, 2020 at his home in Lincoln Nebraska surrounded by his family. Bob is preceded in death by his parents Charles and LaVon Thackery and brother John Thackery. Bob is survived by his wife Alonna, son Ron, daughter Lesa (Thackery) Kjeldgaard and Joseph Kjeldgaard, 6 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.

A visitation will be held Thursday, July 30 from 10 to 4:00 pm and Friday, July 31 from 10 to 12:00 pm at Canby Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 31 at 2:00 pm at Hopewell Cemetery, Dayton, Oregon.

11 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Robert Thackery Uncle Bob I love you so much and will miss your hugs. I know you are rejoicing in heaven with all the family who’ve been waiting for you and I’m sure you and Dad and enjoying catching up I love you and God Bless Aunt Loni, Ron, Lesa

Candle lit by Janine & Dick Kester Love you to my other "big brother". Bless you as you praise at the feet of our Lord.

Candle lit by Jake Kjeldgaard

Candle lit by Staff at Canby-Molalla Funeral Chapel Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Cheryl Chapin Bob, you will always be missed and loved by all of us. You were a great brother-in-law and friend to me since 1959. I know you are having a great reunion in Heaven now with those who have been there to greet you! R.I.P. ❤

Candle lit by Robert and Phyllis Hartle Bob was a mentor and a friend. Always generous and willing to help. We have a lot of great memories of Bob and Loni on the road with Horizon.

Candle lit by Lesa Kjeldgaard I love you and miss you so much. You will never be forgotten. Always your pumpkin. ❤

Candle lit by Jerry & Jan Thackery Bob was a loving, caring person. He always placed people and relationships ahead of any work or project. We grew up like brothers and Bob was always the one in the family who could make me and everyone else laugh, he never lost ability. He was such an amazing person in so many ways; his strong faith, unwavering loyalty, ability to adapt life’s unexpected curve balls and his incredible ability to express love and affection to all. Robert Charles (Bob) Thackery will be missed..

Candle lit by Marcy Thackery I will miss your hugs. You have always been a 2nd Dad to me and I will miss you terribly. I hope you are having a great reunion with Grandad, Grandma and my Dad. You will always hold a special place in my heart. Aunt Loni, Ron and Lesa...thank you for always including us as one big happy family. Sending you all big hugs. Love, Marcy

Candle lit by Don & Kay McDermed Bob, All you Love, Help and Kindness will Never be Forgotten... You were always there to lend a helping hand...

Candle lit by Cheryl Chapin We love you Bob and will miss you here on this earth but look forward to being reunited with you one day in Heaven when there will be a large glorious reunion with all of our friends and loved ones who are welcoming you there now. R.I.P. Dear Bob

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