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Robert 'Bob' Papp

November 11, 1936 — January 25, 2021

Robert Papp 84 of Lewistown died Monday evening, January 25th, 2021 in the Villa in Lewistown of natural causes. He was born in Omaha, NE, November 11, 1936, to Alexander and Elizabeth (Hodek) Papp. He graduated from South High School in Omaha, NE, in 1954 and later that year began working for Union Pacific Railroad as an Electrician Apprentice. In 1956 he entered the U.S. Army Airborne and was honorably discharged in 1962. He returned to his job as an electrician at Union Pacific Railroad until his retirement in 1996.

Bob married Lana Durham on May 11, 1968 in Council Bluffs, IA where they made their home until they moved to Lewistown, Montana in 1997. Bob was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed spending many days outdoors with his family and friends in Nebraska and Montana. Bob was a fine craftsman; enjoyed woodworking; and could fix anything.

Bob was a long-time member of Lewistown Kiwanis and Zion Lutheran Church. He participated in and helped with Relay for Life and other local fundraisers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Rosemary Sindelar, and his mother-in-law Margaret Durham.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Lana; brother Alex (Janet) Papp; 6 nephews and 1 niece.

A Private Memorial Service will be held for Bob Papp, cremation has taken place with the Cloyd Funeral Home assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials American Parkinson Disease Association, P.O. Box 97216, Washington, DC 20020, Zion Lutheran Church, Veterans Memorial Park or to the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Cloyd Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be posted online at

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