Robert ‘Farmer Bob’ Keyser |

Robert ‘Farmer Bob’ Keyser

Robert Keyser

Robert Louis Keyser, born April 13, 1956, to Darwin and Vivian Keyser, died suddenly Dec. 7, 2013. He was 57.

A celebration of life is planned for sometime after Christmas. There will be a notice with the time and place in The Union.

Bob, fondly known as “Farmer Bob,” was born in Bay City, Mich., and graduated from Nevada Union High School in 1974.

Bob was active locally in his church and the community. He loved riding bicycles, was a member of the Sierra Express Bicycle Club for many years and was involved in the demolition derby.

Bob worked for more than 25 years in the agricultural and farming industry. He managed a farm in Gridley, as well as his produce, pumpkin and Christmas tree business locally.

Bob will be remembered as being kind-hearted and very giving to his family, friends and church and his decades of service to this community.

Bob is survived by his mother, Vivian Basinger (Wayne), of Hawkins, Texas; brothers Paul Keyser (Debbie) of Grass Valley, Calif., Joe Keyser (Darla) of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, and Richard Keyser (Vada) of South Sioux City, Neb.; sister LouAnn Renfrew (Matt) of Grass Valley, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his father, Darwin Keyser (1985); brother Bill (2008); and grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to the Nevada County Food Bank, Interfaith Food Ministries or Simple Truth Church (Summer Camp for kids program).

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.

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