Robert D. Holland Jr., age 80, a lifelong resident of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho passed away August 23, 2021 in his hometown. Bob was born to Robert D. and Aurora E. (Isaacson) Holland on November 8, 1940. He married Barbara Watkins July 31, 1992, overlooking Lake Coeur d'Alene.
Bob graduated from Coeur d'Alene High school and was forever a Viking. He was employed by the Rutledge sawmill along with numerous other jobs. He had many interests which included cars (mainly old ones), rescue pets, fishing and skiing. If you know Bob, you also know he had an intriguing love for The Young and the Restless. Fixing things, most anything, came pretty easily to him. You could be sure there would be a couple of dogs around. Rescuing dogs was a natural for Bob. Fishing and skiing were family endeavors. Especially skiing. He learned to ski when you had to "Ski like Stein" and he did. Lake Pend Oreille was the favored lake for Bob and his dad to fish, in a 14 foot aluminum boat. That's brave. He loved music and dancing, when he got the chance. He also tried golf with Barbara and stepsons Chris and Jacob. The score keeping was suspect, but it was always fun. Bob is survived by his wife Barbara, Stepsons Jacob Watkins, Chris Watkins, Sister and brother-in-law Helen and Hank Schmidt, Nephews David Richards (Kali) , John Richards (Kelly), grand nieces Willow and Mackenzie, grand nephew Colin. Cousins Pat Clark (Carol), Cindy Luerkins (Chuck), Creggie Henderson, Andy Salisbury (Mona), Jim Holland (Sally), Terry, Danny and Peter Isaacson, Aunt Helen Salisbury-Gross.
He was preceded in death by mother Aurora, father Robert, aunts and uncles Keith and Jean Clark, Ann and Gene Fischer, Woody and Vivian Isaacson, John and Lois Holland, Bill Holland, Henry and Ruth Holland, cousin Julie Clark. The family suggests memorials to Kootenai Humane Society, P.O. Box 1005, Hayden Idaho 83835, Trinity Lutheran Church, 812 N. 5th, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. There will be a Memorial Service Saturday, September 11, 2021 at English Funeral Chapel at 1:00 pm, 1133 N Fourth Street Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
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