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Robert "Bob" Julius Czech

February 12, 1934 ~ December 25, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Robert "Bob" Czech Obituary

Robert “Bob” Czech, 89, of Shevlin, MN died Monday, December 25, 2023 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.

Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 6, 2024 at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

He was born on February 12, 1934 in Buckman, MN to Samuel and Alvina (Otremba) Czech.

On June 1, 1954 Bob married the First Love of his life, Mildred Schwegel. Together they welcomed 3 children; Sharon, Michael, and Yvonne, whom they raised in Blackduck, MN. Bob and Millie enjoyed camping, snowmobiling with the Stump Jumpers and neighbors, entrepreneurship, traveling, and family get-togethers. They were married until Millie’s passing in February 1981.

Bob married the Second Love of his life, Arlita Seitz on August 8, 1981. As a caring father figure, he warmly embraced Stephanie into his life. Bob and Ardy’s boundless love extended to their five cherished grandchildren, many fur grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. They enjoyed camping, fishing, family get-togethers, and their cat Prissy Pants. The two of them enjoyed being grandparents together and teaching the kids the many ways of life in the most amazing ways possible.

One of Bob’s lifelong passions was woodworking. He could build anything and was an astounding problem solver that carried into some of his careers. Other hobbies that he enjoyed were fishing, hunting, drawing, and playing his guitar. Bob loved old westerns and classic country music. He also had an unofficial, long running, not printed joke book (numbered and categorized) from which he told millions of jokes from.  

Survived by Wife: Ardy; Son Michael (Elaine), Daughter Stephanie Warhol (John Reiman), Son-in-Law Tommy Holley (Bev); Loving Pet: Prissy Pants; Grandchildren: Alexander (Colin) Addams, David Holley, Niky (Chad) Studenski, Bob (Ari) Czech, Sam Czech; Great Grandchildren: Kinsley, Oliver, Kuree, Stephen; Siblings: Dennis, Geri Blais, Kathy (Bob) Kerfeld; many nieces and nephews and friends.

Preceded in death by Wife Millie; Daughters Sharon and Yvonne; Parents Sam and Alvina; Ardy’s Parents Johnny and Betty; Step-Son Stephen, Siblings Clarence, Walter, Tony, brother-in-law Daryl; Sibling-in-Laws Donna Seitz, Ed Seitz, and Lynn Arlt.

As we bid our final farewell, let the spirit of Bob’s love, laughter and resilience continue to live on in our hearts, a testament to a life well-lived and deeply cherished.

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January 6, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home
3330 Irvine Ave. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Memorial Service
January 6, 2024

2:00 PM
Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home
3330 Irvine Ave. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601


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