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Folks Of Interest It is in great sadness BOB Klessig

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jeff J, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,463

    rd martin
    from indiana

    God take care of you and your family bob. You will be missed. I know that old chevy will have a lot more miles on it from above. Just don't get ice cream on the seats! We miss ya already!
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  2. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,557

    from WA

    Rest in Peace Bob ... thank you for all the adventures you shared on the HAMB. Condolences to your Family.
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  3. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,227

    Da Tinman

    Such a sad day. The only insurance guy I ever liked. My condolences to the family and friends.

    Oh and BobK, if you are reading this, I am not sorry I stole your parking spot at the Rust Revival a couple years ago. ;)
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  4. 26Troadster
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 766


    RIP Bob
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  5. RIP Friend……
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  6. TerrytheK
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,114


    The one and only time I met Bob in person - BTT50's 2014. I hollered at him as he drove by - he stopped, I introduced myself, we shook hands and talked and he was gone. He didn't know me from a sack of bananas but jawed like we were old friends. What a guy.
    Bob K. has left a huge legacy. Peace and comfort to Bob's family and friends.
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  7. John Stimac
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Posts: 592

    John Stimac

    For many many many years, whenever we met, Bob and I shared laughs. We crossed paths many a time, and I'm looking forward to seeing him again down the road. Love and prayers to Maggie and the family. John Stimac
  8. dickster27
    Joined: Feb 28, 2004
    Posts: 3,209

    from Texas

    It was my distinct pleasure to have known such a great friend as BobK. Celebrate his life as he had a real gift for it, and he will certainly leave a void on this earth. Go with God Bob.
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  9. Sorry to hear of this. Super good guy and lifetime rider!! Cruise on my friend!!!

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  10. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,470


    such a bummer to hear about this today. he is a legend, never to be forgotten. im so glad i have the memories of our times together, rest easy my friend.
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  11. TudorJeff
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,132


    "Jeffy my boy!" Whether it had been a week or a year since I'd seen him, that was the greeting I always got from Bob. I'll miss him.
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2018
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  12. RustyRedRam
    Joined: Jan 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,128


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  13. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,830

    phat rat

    That and being called Son because of that many times I called him Dad
  14. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,692

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    IMG_5876.JPG Like so many, I considered Bob a friend. He was always smiling and joking around. He did it as so many of wish we could, being the wheel of an old car criss-crossing the country seeing it all. His adventures with Maggie were awesome and we were lucky he shared them with us.

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  15. bonesy
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 3,000


    Rest In Peace Bob.
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  16. What Boones said. RIP Bob.
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  18. If a man is measured by the people he has touched in life , then you my friend are a GIANT. R I P my dear friend
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  19. Daddy_O
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 559


    The world lost a legend, friend to many, and a true road warrior. Heaven gained another angel.
    God Speed Bob K. Deepest condolences to Maggie and family.
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  20. He was the coolest Hotrodder I’ve ever known. A lot of sad car guys here today. RIP BB

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  21. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,493


    Only met him once or twice.......super nice guy. I had no idea he was 80 years old, he certainly didn't look it. RIP Bob.
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  22. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 6,599

    Staff Member

    49 States ( minus Hawaii).....
    I think at one time Bob told me over 200,000 miles in his old car travels.
    You can’t help from admiring Bob’s road trips spirit - one that we ALL can admire.....

    Take a look at my signature quote.....

    No one can argue that in our lifetime....
    Bob Klessig is not only a hero but a Legend..... not by how many miles he traveled, but the lives he touched and shared with us ALL....

    I won’t comment anymore because frankly I enjoyed time with Bob but selfishly this hurts.

    Rest In Peace Robert Klessig.
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  23. This is the thread I hoped I wouldn't have to open, but was afraid I would.
    It was always a good time when Bob was there and he lived his life his way.
    Rest in peace, my friend.

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    Robert J. Klessig
    April 16, 1938 - June 23, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2018
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  25. Ruben Duran
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 602

    Ruben Duran

    My sincere condolences to his family. Rest in peace, Bob.
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    Here you go Denise.

    Godspeed Bob! You’ve been a blessing to my life and clearly in the lives of others. Prayers for Maggie and the family during this time of sadness. I hope the kind words and memories of the countless lives he’s touched bring comfort and encouragement.
  27. 3340
    Joined: Jun 4, 2010
    Posts: 578


    So sorry for your loss and everyone’s, lots of this going around

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  28. Bob, God Bless you and your whole family.
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  29. b-bop
    Joined: May 19, 2008
    Posts: 975


    RIP BobK. You were, and will continue to be an inspiration to many. For me it was your incredibly well documented road trips on the secondary highways of this world that inspired me to make a couple big trips. Saw you on the salt on several occasions, but too many fans and friends to just barge in and say hi. Travel safe now.
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  30. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 9,316

    from east , tn.

    Well it sucks for everyone down here. Right now he is having lunch with some of the other legends that have passed. They are planning his first “Heavenly” Rod or Custom.

    God bless and we will see you again.
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