Robert Warath SMSgt, USAF Ret.

June 5, 1953-Nov. 17, 2020

Robert Warath SMSgt,

USAF, Ret, 67, Minot died

on Tuesday, November

17, 2020 in a Minot hospi-


Robert Bryant “Bob”

Warath was born on June

5, 1953 in Fayetteville,

North Carolina to Neil

Bryant and Bernice Leola

(Wyne) Warath. He was

raised in Fayetteville and

Salt Lake City where he

attended school. He at-

tained his G.E.D. during

his military service. Bob

married Nora Pruiett on

March 30, 1970. They

made their home at vari-

ous Air Force bases

throughout the world.

Bob enlisted in the Un-

ited States Air Force on

October 4, 1971 and

served as a Missile Facili-

ty Manager for six years,

Fabrication and Parachute

Craftsman for ten years

and Packing and Crating

Technician for eight

years. He was stationed at

many Air Force bases

throughout the world in-

cluding Minot AFB,

where he was the Supply

Supervisor for the 5th

Munitions Squadron.

He received his honor-

able discharge as a Senior

Master Sergeant on Oc-

tober 31, 1995. During his

military service he re-

ceived the AF Achieve-

ment Medal, AF Commen-dation Medal, Vietnam

Service Medal, AF Train-

ing Ribbon, AF Overseas

Short Tour Ribbon, AF

Overseas Long Tour Rib-

bon, National Defense

Service Medal w/1 Device,

AF Longevity Service

Award w/ 5 Devices, NCO

Professional Military Edu-

cation Ribbon, Small

Arms Expert Marksman-

ship ribbon/Rifle, AF Out-

standing Unit Award w/3

Devices and AF Good

Conduct Medal w/7 Dev-

ices. Bob was very pas-

sionate about his service

to the United States Air

Force and was a very

proud and patriotic ci-


Following his retire-

ment he was employed as

a civilian employee at

MAFB and at Menard’s

and various Minot hotels

as a custodial engineer.

Bob was a member of

Our Lady of Grace Cathol-

ic Church – Minot and

especially enjoyed fishing,

hunting, carpentry, wood-

working and was a Mr.

Fix-it. Most importantly,

he was so proud to be

“Papa to his beloved

granddaughters: Abigail

and Evelyn.

Robert’s loving family

includes: his wife of 43

years: Nora; son: Robert

“Rob” (Nicole) Warath of

Minot; grandchildren:

Abigail and Evelyn; si-

blings: Marsha (Kevin)

Legg of St. George Utah,

Danny (Julie) Warath and

Ronnie Warath, all of Salt

Lake City Utah; niece:

Kari Ann Chavez and

nephew: Lonnie Paul

Salisbury both of Salt

Lake City Utah.

Bob was preceded in

death by his parents.

Face coverings are re-

quired and social distanc-ing is strongly encouraged

for all services.

Public Visitation: Sun-

day from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00

p.m. in Thomas Family

Funeral Home, Minot.

Private Vigil Prayer

Service: Sunday at 5:00

p.m. in Thomas Family

Funeral Home Chapel.

Private Mass of Chris-

tian Burial: Monday at

10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of

Grace Catholic Church,


Public Graveside Ser-

vice with Military

Honors: Monday at 11:30

a.m. in Rosehill Memorial

Park, Minot.

Memorials are preferred

to Our Lady of Grace

Catholic Church.

Memories and con-

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