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Robert Lynn Rainsdon

Delta, Utah – Robert Lynn Rainsdon, age 74, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 27, 2022. He was born November 10, 1947 in Fillmore, Utah to Donald Harry Peterson and Ruth Stewart. He married Bonita Rusby on March 14, 1970 in Delta, Utah.

He served in the United States Navy and served in Vietnam on the U.S.S. Colonial from August 1966 to September 1969. He went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad after returning home from Vietnam and after a few years on the job he became the section foreman for the Black Rock area where he worked for 34 years before retiring.

His favorite hobbies were gold mining on his 265 gold mining claims, rock hounding, metal detecting, hunting and fishing and family get-togethers.

Robert is survived by his wife Bonita; children: Tracie (Jason) James; Tonya; Grandchildren: C.J. & Kendra Gull, Kurtis Rainsdon, Katie Lawson; Great-Grandchildren: Braxton Gull. He was preceded in death by: Parents Ruth Price & Donald Peterson; Step-Father James Rainsdon; Son Kerry Rainsdon; Grandparents Herma & Glen Stewart; Aunts Carol Stewart & Ethel Boyden; Uncle Joe Stewart; Cousin Russell Stewart.

Honoring his wishes, the family won’t be holding any public services. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.

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Bonnie, We are so sorry about your loss. Sending loves, prayers and hugs, from Dave and Anita Hahn

Anita Hahn Apr 18 2022 1:24 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband, dad and brother. My love and condolences.

Peggy Abbott Wright Jan 29 2022 10:23 AM

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Pam Snyder Jan 28 2022 6:37 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Robert was such a great guy. I truely enjoyed camping with you guys at the place that had the old tub in the camp ground. Having Robert drive us around and showing us all his claims. Watching him pan for gold by our tents and finding a small piece of gold. Then also going deer hunting with him and Kerry. We were up there for a week. Driving around and walking all day. I think Robert was the only one of us that got anything. Robert had a great laugh. Always made me smile. I still have the knight he mounted on one of his rocks my mother gave me for my birthday. I remember picking choke cherries with him as well. That was the best jam I ever had. Also watched some great movies with him and Kerry at your place. Good times. I can only wonder if Robert and my dad are planning a camping trip or going deer hunting again.

Jermey Mecham Jan 28 2022 5:17 PM