Robert Sharkey, 89

Robert Sharkey, 89, of Winner, SD passed away with his loved ones by his side on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 at the Gregory Health Care Facility in Gregory, SD.    

Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner, SD. Burial    followed in the Winner City Cemetery.       

Robert was born in Keyapaha, SD on June 14, 1931 to James and Emma (Devish) Sharkey who lived on a farm near Clearfield. “Bob” as most would know him was a loving father, son, brother, grandfather and great friend.    In 1956 Robert married Thelma Roubideaux, to this union, Bob fathered 7 children. Bob spent most of his life in the Winner Area.   

He enjoyed his time working on the farm and helping other farmers as needed.  When he retired, he liked to take drives in the country to reminisce about the old days, he enjoyed going fishing, playing cards, reading local newspapers, watching major league baseball and NFL football games.   

Bob enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and loved looking at their artwork and school papers. His children Bernadette (Lawrence) Long Crow, Larry (Ethel) Sharkey, Richard (Karen) Sharkey, Roberta Sharkey, Kevin Sharkey, Timothy (Dawn) Sharkey and Kelly(Misty) Sharkey, sisters Maxine Duffy, Doris Sharp and Jean Docken, survive Robert.   

Proud to call him grandpa were 22 grandchildren and many great grandchildren    He is preceded in death by his father James Sharkey, mother Emma (Devish) Sharkey, 3 brother-in-laws, Jack Duffy, Wayne Sharp & Jack Docken, adopted son William Sharkey, grandchildren Britney & Britton, great grandchildren, Sophia & Nape.   

Special thank you to Tammi Elder and the staff at and residents at Elder Inn for the wonderful care and compassion in helping Dad.

Bob’s angel wings were ready, but our hearts were not.

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