Robert A. "Bob" Nothem, 42, of Remsen, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, in a farm accident near Remsen.
Robert A. Nothem was born Sept. 13, 1961, in Le Mars, the son of Hubert and Bertha (Bindner) Nothem. He was raised on the family farm south of Remsen and graduated from Remsen-Union High School in 1980. Over the years he had been employed at Harkers in Orange City, Packer Land in Hospers, and then Russell's Ready Mix in Orange City. He was presently in partnership with his brother, Mike, in farming the family farm, raising cattle and operating hog confinements.
He was engaged to be married to Jan Beck.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen and the Catholic Order of Foresters.
Survivors include his fiancée, Jan Beck and her children Erin and Madison, all of Remsen; his father, Hubert of Remsen; two brothers and their wives, Ted and Marcia and Mike and Becky, all of Remsen; two sisters, Christine Reicks of Sioux City, and Terri and her husband, Michael Slota, of Remsen; one brother-in-law, David Shea of San Jose, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha; one sister, Pamela Shea; and a nephew, Michael Nothem.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. Timothy Johnson officiating, assisted by Deacon Jerome Reicks Sr. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation was after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. There was a parish rosary at 3 p.m., a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., and a rosary at 8 p.m. by the Catholic Order of Foresters.
Casketbearers were Greg Shea, Rick
Nothem, Troy Nothem, Todd Nothem, Jerry Reicks III, Christopher Reicks and Jonathan Reicks.
Honorary bearers were Julie Sargisson, Ahnna Reicks, Lori Nothem, Kelly Tentinger, Courtney Eggers and Rosie Slota.
Catholic Order of Forester honorary bearers were John Bohnenkamp, Larry Galles, Gerald Harpenau. Richard Miller, Paul Pick and Wayne Pottebaum.