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Robert Lee Shetler

September 6, 1945 — September 18, 2015

Robert Lee Shetler

Robert Lee Shetler, age 70, of Bellingham Washington passed away Friday, September 18, 2015 with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born September 6, 1945 in Bellingham, Washington to Lester Earl and Grace Madeline (Hoffman) Shetler he was the youngest of 8 children. Robert spent many years Commercial Fishing in Alaska and locally, loving every moment of it. Bob was also an avid poker player driving his opponents, and children, crazy beating them on the river.  Additionally he was a huge car and motorcycle enthusiast who loved going to car shows with his boys.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack Shetler, and 5 half-brothers. Robert is survived by his 3 children; daughter, Jodi and her husband Anthony Trinidad; sons, Nathon and Shayne Shetler; 2 very special grandchildren, Jordan Byrom and Lilly Shetler; sister, Evelyn and husband Darrell Wogan; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and so many friends we could never list them all. We would like to give a special thank you to Wayne Chin and Wayne Hahn for being there as true lifelong friends. He will forever be in our hearts and missed by all.

There will be a memorial service, 1:00 PM, Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2925 James Street, Bellingham for all to attend. At a later date, to be updated here, there will be a Celebration of Life for any and all that would like to attend.

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