Robert Duane Jellum, 82, of La Grande, passed away on December 18, 2018 at a local care facility. A Memorial Service will be held at the Union Methodist Church on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:30 am.
Robert was born on June 18, 1936 in Devils Lake, North Dakota to Harry and Sophie (Holden). He resided in North Dakota, California and La Grande, OR. He graduated from Williston High School. Robert served our Country while in the United States Army. He was married to Kathy Sowitch until her passing in 2000. He later married Linnie Long on June 18, 2005.
Robert was employed with an oil company and when he moved to La Grande, he owned and operated a motel. He also owned a small farm. He raised sainforn hay, Galloway Cattle, and German Shorthair Hunting Dogs. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
Robert is survived by his wife, Linnie; children, Lynne Jellum Hadock of Boise, ID and Robin Jellum (Gloria) of Los Altos, CA; brothers, Norman Jellum of Bend, OR and Larry Jellum of Eugene, OR; 2 grandchildren, Chelsie Hadock of Texas, and Collin Hadock (Sarah) of Palm Springs, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Sophie and wife, Kathy.