Robert Inman

Obituary of Robert Inman

Robert Inman, of Yuba City, CA, passed away March 24, 2023, at the age of 96. Bob was born in Palo Alto, California, to Glen and Florence (Mastier) Inman. The family resided in Hollister, California, where Bob went to grammar and high school. After high school, he served in the US Army and was Honorably Discharged in 1946. He then attended Heald Engineering College in San Francisco where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Bob began working for Pacific Gas and Electric in Richmond, CA, before transferring to Marysville. He worked for PG&E six years and then went to work at California Division of Highways (Caltrans) in the Right of Way Department where he spent the remainder of his career. While at Caltrans he attained his Professional Engineering Certification in Civil Engineering. He met his wife, Lillie (Kunzi) Inman, while working at PG&E. They were married for 60 years prior to Lillie's passing in December 2014. Bob also farmed prunes and walnuts. He enjoyed working outside, designing and building his own farming equipment and farmed until the 1997 flood at which time he and Lillie sold the farm and moved to Yuba City. During his retirement years, he enjoyed doing projects around the house and was an excellent cook and baker. Bob spent time in Mexico, Canada and Alaska fishing. You could also find him out early in the morning on the Feather River with his dog Chloe. As Bob got older, he enjoyed just relaxing watching the San Francisco 49ers and Giants and old Westerns. Bob was a member of the Lutheran Church and a member of the Sutter County Museum. Bob also donated blood for over 60 years. Dad was a Christian Man and loved God, Country, Family and Friends. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie; mother; father; and brother, Grover, who was shot down in an Air Mission in World War II. Bob is survived by his son, Steven (Tess) of Sacramento; daughter, Janet, of Yuba City; grandson, Bryson (Katrina); and three great-grandchildren, Anthony, Sofia and Joseph of Marysville. Private services will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to: First Lutheran Church, Attn: Reuben Comfort Dog Ministry, 850 Cooper Ave., Yuba City, CA 95991; Sutter County Museum, 1333 Butte House Rd., Yuba City, CA 95993; Sutter Health Care at Home, Attn: Gift Processing, PO Box 160045, Sacramento, CA 95816 and Adventist Health Rideout Foundation, 414 G St., #130, Marysville, CA 95901.
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