Robert Haider

A livestream of the service will be available by accessing https://www.facebook.com/Peace-Lutheran-Church-Burlington-ND-317604694930844/videos

To view the flowers from Robert’s service, click here: Robert Haider Flowers

Robert “Bob” Haider, 91, lifetime Burlington resident, died Saturday, January 29, 2022, in a Minot hospital.

Robert was born January 24, 1931, in Burlington, ND the fifth of fourteen children born to Michael and Margueritte (Buee) Haider on a 75-degree day in January. Robert’s arrival was a speedy one. His dad couldn’t get the sleigh hooked up in time, after getting to the train station to pick up the doctor, that he had to transport him by horseback to the house. To their surprise, Robert had already made his arrival.

Bob grew up in Burlington, ND and was educated at a country school in Old Settler’s Park through the eighth grade. He decided to join the workforce and began his employment at the Minot Country Club, mowing the grass. Since it was before he was able to drive, he traveled by bicycle.

Robert met the love of his life, Esther Trondson, at the Howdy Café and they were united in marriage on November 17, 1956. They lived in Burlington and were blessed with four children.

Bob worked as a carpenter his entire life. He worked for various contractors before starting his own business, Bob’s Cabinet Shop. Bob could build most anything. His creativity and hard work ethic continued through his children and grandchildren.

Esther passed away November 18, 2011.

Bob was a charter member of Peace Lutheran Church of Burlington, where he was active and provided the woodworking skills seen throughout the church. His faith and the church were a huge part of his life and were of utmost importance to him.

Bob enjoyed woodworking, gardening, bird watching and tinkering in his shop. His family was especially important to him and his pride for them was apparent. His door was always open for anyone who wanted to stop by for a visit and a cup of coffee. Bob was a wealth of knowledge, and he could talk about anything and everything. After a visit with Bob, you always left with more knowledge than you came with and were a better person for it.

Robert’s loving family includes his daughter, Tammy Haider, Anamoose, ND; sons, Timothy (Deanna) Haider, Terry (Jacki) Haider, both of Burlington and Todd (Sandy) Haider, Post Falls, ID; grandchildren, Jessica (Stephen) Henderson, Alex (Megan) Haider, Robert Haider (Mara Brust), Darrin Haider, Scott (Jordyn) Haider, Karlie (Daniel) Miers, Lakeynn Haider, Spencer (Casey) Regina, Tom (Robbie) Dorr; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Jaelyn Henderson, Colt Haider, Jaxon, Finnley and Elliott Haider, Noah, Aiden and Harper Miers, Alexis Haider, Kalden Haider-Cain, Alayna Starzmann, Braiden Marsh, Easton Regina, Micah (Chelsey) Dorr, Trista and Tesarah Dorr, Tianna (Gage Walker), Noah (Kinzi) Dorr and Amberlee (Zach Honsacker); great-great-grandchildren, Sophia Dorr, Kassius Dorr, Reagan and Austin Honsacker; siblings, Margueritte Nass, Leo (Kathy) Haider, Darlene Nelson, Melvin (Della) Haider, Michael Jr. (Connie) Haider, Linda (Joe) Davenport and Dan (Shirley) Haider along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife Esther; siblings, Richard (Eleanor) Haider, Ervin (Billie) Haider, Arthur (Ione) Haider, Herb Haider, Ben (Shirley) Haider and Raymond Haider and brothers-in-law, Richard Nelson and Robert Nass.

Service to Remember Robert Haider: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Peace Lutheran Church, Burlington, ND. A livestream of the service will be available by accessing https://www.facebook.com/Peace-Lutheran-Church-Burlington-ND-317604694930844/videos
Interment: Burlington Township Cemetery, Burlington, ND – Spring 2022
Visitation: Friday, February 4, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to Peace Lutheran Church, Burlington in lieu of flowers and plants.


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