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Robert Lynn Rainsdon

November 10, 1947 — January 27, 2022

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

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