Robert (Bob) Henry Lindvig age 66 passed away June 25th at his home near Fallon after a short battle with liver cancer.
Bob was born in Sidney, Montana to William (Spike) and Katherine(Bethel) Taylor Lindvig on January 14th 1954. He was the 7th child of 7 children. He attended grade school and graduated from Terry High School in 1972. In 1977 he married Vicki (Siegle) in Fallon, Montana. Their son Kristian was born in 1978, daughter Sadie in 1983 and then unofficially adopted Heather Carter.
After graduating from high school Bob briefly attended a vo-tech school in Billings until his brother Ron called and needed help in his machine shop in California building race car motors so off to California he went. Then in 1975 his dad needed help back on the farm so he returned back home. Bob was always there for someone needing help. In 1985 his dad retired and Bob then took over the farm. In 2013 he retired from farming and that’s when he really developed his passion for being the “go to sound man” for Prairie County.
Bob wore many hats over the years: He was a drag racer, an auctioneer for local fund raisers, an announcer at bump and runs, demo derbies, tractor pulls, he was the voice at the Fallon Harvest Festival, he was an actor, singer, director and sound man for Parched Prairie Players for many years, a DJ, a baseball coach, a husband and dad, but the hat he was proudest to wear said “PaPa” on it. He was a member of PAL( Prairie Action League), Parched Prairie Players and a “Huge” member of Prairie County. He was the sound man for Terry Public Schools, the Prairie County Fair and the Fallon Harvest Festival for many, many years. He also loved playing music for people to dance to, so he started a DJ business. He never met a piece of sound equipment he didn’t buy…. Bob always had a smile and time to visit with anyone. He never met a stranger, he would have given you his last dime if he thought you needed it, he was always the 1st to show up when someone needed a helping hand and a cruel word never crossed his lips about anyone. Although farming was in his blood, he was in his element when he had a mic in his hand, or was making sure there were no echoes from the speakers, or there were no squeals from the mics, and making sure that anyone using a mic could be heard and that everyone who needed to be heard was heard. Nothing drove him more nuts then going somewhere and the sound system wasn’t working right.
Bob is survived by his wife Vicki (Siegle) of 42 years, son Kristian Lindvig (Krystal),daughters Sadie Bracken (Justin) and Heather Carter, grandchildren Kaylee Lindvig of Rapid City, SD, Kale Dunning and Kaison Lindvig of Miles City, MT, Kayden and Karson Bracken of Froid, MT, sister Georgann Reel(Allen) Beaverton Oregon, brother Steve Lindvig(Wanda) of Billings, Montana and many nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents, his brothers Ron and Bill Lindvig and sisters Jeanine Holmes and Elise Lindvig.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Prairie County Fairgrounds in Terry, MT. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
“Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish them”.