Robert Andreasen Obituary (1933 – 2022) – Orem, UT
Our hero, Robert Stanley Andreasen, 89, left this earth on April 30, 2022, after several months of declining health. Robert, the youngest of 3 boys, was born in Provo, Utah to Louie Walter Paulsen and Mattie Jane McCleery on April 7, 1933. Robert’s mother passed away the day Robert was born, and he was raised by Christian Peter Andreasen and Marian Kate Vincent andreasen
Robert married the love of his life, Shirley Ruth Gammon, on May 1, 1952. When their first child was due, Robert was drafted into the Army and due to his classes at the local technical college, he was sent to serve in Germany to help clean up from WWII. He served from April 1953 until March 1955. Retiring from Geneva Steel after 37 years allowed Robert to continue his repair shop behind his house and spend more time doing what he loved. Being anywhere outdoors, but particularly the mountains, is where Robert loved to be. He always said, “I’m an outdoor dog not an indoor dog”. Riding his horses with his sons and sons-in-law and going hunting was one of Robert’s favorite things to do. When the grandkids got old enough, the tradition expanded to include them. He loved camping and could camp anywhere. This usually involved crossing rivers and steep terrain. The more secluded the camping spot the better. Robert was an avid slow pitch softball player and pitched in many championship games. Robert was a man’s man, and he worked to provide for his wife and 7 children. Whether he was repairing cars, welding, doing electrical work on his house or pretty much anything hands on, Robert was an expert.
Relaxing for Robert, which was rare, consisted of laying on the floor watching a John Wayne movie. His son put it best, “I am who I am because of my father, a legend has left this earth”. Robert was an active member of the LDS Church and faithfully served in many callings. He and his wife served mission for the CES Institute Program for the LDS 12 Step Addiction Recovery Program. Robert accepted and loved everyone and in doing so many lives changed. He never met a stranger.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, and his sons, Robert Stanley Andreasen Jr. and Billy. He is survived by his sister, JoAnn Buffo; his brother-in-law, Bruce (Linda) Gammon; his children, Frank Andreasen, Christy (Myron) Workman, Sherry (Gary) Anderson, John (Tracy) Andreasen, Stan (Rebecca) Andreasen, Mattie (Mike) Groo; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren who will miss Robert aka Grandpa Hulk.
A family gathering will be held at the Provo City Cemetery at 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 14, 2022 for close friends and family. In lieu of flowers, please help someone in need. Condolences may be expressed at www.bergmortuary.com.
Published by Legacy on May 4, 2022.
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