Robert Lawrence Wallerius

Robert Wallerius

Robert Lawrence Wallerius, born in 1939, passed away recently.

Wallerius wanted to be remembered as a “nice guy who was happy and enjoyed life.”

Bob was born in St. Paul, Minnesota as the only son of Alphonse and Lillian Anderson Wallerius. He spent his teenage and adult years in Highland, Calif., and his retirement years in Salem, Utah.

Raising four daughters is among Bob’s biggest achievements. He is survived by his daughters, Kelli Yuen, Kristy Sprague (Mike), Kathy Cherpeski (Tom), and Karry Tippit (Ed), four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and his sister, Mary Lou (Jerry).

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn and his granddaughter, Karolyn Rose.

Bob will be memorialized for more than his skills, but for his innate goodness. His life mantra was, “Be kind. Be honest. Follow the rules. Try to be a star in all you do. Practice the Golden Rule. Find a job you enjoy and do it well.” Bob’s upbeat attitude will be missed. In reminiscing over his life recently, Bob exclaimed in his usual-cheery way, “Reality has turned out to be far better than anything I might have imagined.”

Graveside service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 18 at Montecito Cemetery, Loma Linda. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society.

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