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Robert Michael "Bob" Erdmann

Robert "Bob" Michael Erdmann passed away on Monday June 14th, 2010, just short of his 51st birthday. Born on June 16th, 1959 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Bob was the fifth of six children born to Lt. Colonel Orville and Gayle "Skip" Erdmann. Brothers Tom and Ted, and sisters Barbara, Suzi and Sharon are his beloved siblings. Bob lived in many places during his early childhood, including his fathers assignment in Norway, and was pleased when the large family settled in Lompoc, CA where Bob spent the majority of his childhood. After graduating from Cabrillo High School in 1977 Bob entered California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity, met some of his life long friends and his wife, Gretchen. After graduating from Cal Poly School of Business Administration in 1983 Bob spent many years working as an accountant in southern California. His son Robert "Bo", age 22, and daughter Ashley, age 20, were born there. Bob moved the family to Sebastopol, CA in 1995 to raise his children in a small community, and where his third child, son Jesse, 13 was born. Bob was dedicated, caring, thoughtful and genuine in all things he applied himself to. A hard worker, and ethical man, Bob's sincere nature was apparent to all he met. On that sad Monday a loving Father, a supportive worker, and a wonderful citizen was lost. A memorial service will be held in his memory on Saturday, June 26th at 12:00 p.m. at the Sebastopol Masonic Center in which the family invites all to come. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Meals on Wheels Foundation or the Rotary Club.

Bob was initiated into Zeta Phi Chapter of Theta Chi in the Spring of 1978. His brothers Tom (Spring 1969) and Ted (Spring 1982) are also brothers of Zeta Phi.