Robert Glenn SullivanRobert Bob Glen Sullivan, 83 Cuputa, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Robert Glen Sullivan was born February 23, 1928 at Tyndall, South Dakota to Raymond Robert and Mary [Whiteley] Sullivan. He attended school at Avon and graduated from Avon High School. Bob served in the United States Army and was a MP Personal Guard at the Japanese War Crime Trial. He received the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal Japan. He was honorably discharged on October 21, 1947. He moved to Rapid City and took classes at Northwestern University at Elgin, Illinois and attended classes at Ellsworth Air Force Base and received his Associates Degree. He served in the Rapid City Police Department from 1955-1980 and he retired as Captain. He was deeply involved in the Rapid City Flood on June 9, 1972.
He enjoyed being around his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, to work in the garden, taking care of animals on the farm, hunting, fishing, and being around his best friend, Jake, his dog.
He was a member of the Rushmore VFW Post #1273.
Survivors include his wife: Norma Jean Sullivan of Cuputa; one son: Richard Rick [Sandra] Sullivan of Rapid City; two daughters: Susan Sue [Gunar] Dzintars of Rapid City and Barbara Barb [Mike] Cameron of Black Hawk; one brother: Dale Sullivan of Avon; seven grandchildren: Lindsey Cameron, Bobby Sullivan, Shane Sullivan, Chad Johnston, Matt Johnston, Brian Cameron, and Josh Sass; and four great-grandchildren: Maddison Sullivan, Morgan Sullivan, Mason Hochhalter, and Seth Chadwick; and several nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Donald.
Memorial services have been scheduled for 10:00 am Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home, 2700 Jackson Boulevard with Chaplain [Ret.] Herb B. Cleveland officiating along with the Rapid City Police Department Honor Guard.
Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis with Military Honors by the Rushmore VFW Post #1273 and South Dakota National Guard.
Memorials may be directed to the Black Hills Regional Food Bank, 814 Maple Street, Rapid City, SD 57701.