Randolph — Robert Vern Sellon, 87, Randolph, died peacefully at Honor Health Hospital, Scottsdale, Ariz., Dec. 8, 2019, with his family by his side.
A memorial service in Randolph is pending.
Robert was born April 18, 1932, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Harry and Gertrude (Dias) Sellon. He graduated from Randolph High School in 1949. Robert married Virginia Carol Milander Nov. 11, 1950, in Randolph.
Robert was a life long resident of Randolph and very active in the community. Harry F. Sellon founded Sellon’s Machine Shop in 1919 and Robert joined him in
1949. The business provided welding, machine and repair work for the Randolph community for 100 years.
Robert served two terms as Randolph City Councilman, was Past President of Randolph Community Club, served on the Randolph Park Board and was also a Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 203. He was a member of Nebraska Machinists and Welders Association and served as its Past President. For several years, he was a welding advisor at Northeast Community College, Norfolk.
Robert was a 60-year member of Masonic Lodge 203 in Randolph, and later, Plainview Lodge 204. He was a 32° Life Member of the Sioux City Consistory. Robert was also a member of Order of the Eastern Star and a lifelong member of the Randolph United Methodist Church.
Robert was a kind and gentle man who loved to tell stories. He enjoyed boating, skiing, doing word search puzzles and going to coffee. Robert was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.
Robert is survived by his wife of 69 years, Virginia; their four children, Ann Shebesta, Albuquerque, N.M.; Bruce Sellon (Cindy) Ft Myers, Fla.; Paul Sellon (Sue Ann) of Hamburg, Iowa; and Roberta Gear (Phillip). Cave Creek, Ariz.; and 10 grandchildren.