MISSOULA — Robert R. (Bob) Tietz was born on Oct. 9, 1953 at St. Patrick Hospital, in Missoula to Rueben and Helen Tietz. He died at home in Missoula on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, due to pancreatic cancer.
He was educated in Missoula schools: Lewis & Clark, Russell and Sentinel High. After serving four years in the Navy, he returned to Missoula and enrolled at Missoula Tech Center and attended classes there for a short time. Next he went to work in the University of Montana print shop where he held the job of pressman for eight years. Then came an opportunity for his dream job, being a traveling repairman of printing equipment, which he held for 18 years, attending numerous company schools in Seattle, Chicago and Rochester, New York.
Bob loved the outdoors, camping, jeeping, riding ATVs and his Harley motorcycles, enjoying the great Montana outdoors. He was known to drink a beer or two from time to time, have a funny story to tell and make people laugh. He also enjoyed having projects going, working on his house, working on his Harley motorcycles and general fix-it projects.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rueben Tietz, and niece Trisha Reilly.
He is survived by his mother Helen, sister Linda Reilly (Brian), sister JoAnn Best (Terry) and sister Mary Langlotz (Rick) and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Grizzly Harley Davidson conference room, at 5106 East Harrier Dr. in Missoula on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m.
Griz gear is encouraged.
Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be scattered above Thompson Lake at a later date.
The family would like to thank Partners Hospice for their last year of help and support.