He was born on December 4, 1947, to Betty and William “Bud” Tolonen.
Bob grew up in Almira, WA, and graduated from Almira High School in 1966.
After high school he followed in the family footsteps, farming.
Bob was also a volunteer fire fighter for Lincoln County Fire District 1.
Bob will be forever remembered for his great love of animals, especially the stray kittens he continually brought home.
He will also be remembered for his love of a good story.
He was famous for standing around for hours just shooting the breeze with anyone who would listen.
Bob is survived by his wife Sharon, of Sprague, WA; his children Tamara McClellan, of Spokane, WA; Travis McKay and wife Jonel, of Sprague, WA; Tj Buechner and husband Rowdy, of Sprague, WA; his stepfather Paul E. McKay, of Almira, WA and his brother William “Bill” McKay of Almira, WA.
He will be most missed, by his youngest granddaughters Addilynn, Ava “Lil Bob”, and Austyn McKay.
DANEKAS FUNERAL HOME, of Ritzville is in charge of final arrangements.
The family will be holding a memorial get together Friday, May 1 in Sprague, First and B street at 2:00 PM.
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