OBITUARY—Robert Chester Juel

July 3, 1947-March 26, 2018

  This is the story of Robert Juel, though everyone called him Bob. He was a wonderful man who was loved, is missed, and will always be remembered for his smile, large bear hugs and booming laughter. Bob was a doting husband, a wise brother, a devoted son, a generous father and grandfather, and a faithful friend who could catch largemouth bass with the best of them.

     Bob’s story began on July 2,1947, the oldest child of Chet and Mary Juel of Scobey, Mont. He grew up with nine siblings on the plains of Eastern Montana, where he made lifelong friends, worked on the family farm, and played football as a proud Spartan. He later attended MSU-Northern, where he met the love of his life—Sharon Johnson of Cut Bank, Mont. They dated all through college and married shortly after graduation.

     The couple later moved to Big Sky, Mont., in 1977, where Bob had a thriving property maintenance and snow removal business. With the help of good friends and neighbors, the couple built a log home with a barn-shaped roof and enough bedrooms and space for their active five children to grow up in.

Bob was an active fisherman, back-county elk hunter and outdoor enthusiast. His love of hunting took him all over Montana, Alaska and Canada. Bob loved to look at and be in the mountains; something he was able to share with his wife, Sharon, during 47 years of marriage. Some of their best memories were fishing at Canyon Ferry Lake all summer long.

     Bob’s grandchildren were his heart and joy. He was so proud of how smart, caring and hardworking all eight boys and girls are. One of his greatest pleasures was teaching, sharing his love of the outdoors and celebrating the accomplishments of the next generation of the Juel family.

     Loved ones that were waiting for Bob in Heaven include his younger brother Ronny and his mother Mary. Loved ones who will miss Bob until they see him again are his wife Sharon Juel; his father Chet Juel; his daughter Sarah Juel; his son and daughter-in-law Eli and Crystal Juel; his daughter Bethany Juel; his son Robert Juel, Jr; his son Aaron Juel; his eight grandsons and granddaughters; his many siblings; and his many nieces and nephews. The story will go on until we see Bob again. We love and miss you Dad.

     The celebration of life service will be held at Christian Center in Bozeman on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with a reception to follow.

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