Robert G. "Bob" Bramlet

Bob Bramlet
Bob Bramlet

Small engines have always been one of Bob Bramlet's favorite projects in his shop classes. He is shown assisting NCHS freshman Pat Tetrick.
Small engines have always been one of Bob Bramlet's favorite projects in his shop classes. He is shown assisting NCHS freshman Pat Tetrick.

Idy and Bob Bramlet were honored by the Alumni Association in 1985.
Idy and Bob Bramlet were honored by the Alumni Association in 1985.

Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(September 10, 1925 - July 15, 1996)

The Lusk Herald
July 17, 1996

Robert (Bob) G. Bramlet

Funeral services for Robert G. Bramlet, 70, will be at 2 p.m. July 17, 1996, at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Lusk with the Rev. Patrick Shea of St. Leo's Catholic Church and Mother Delia Fay of St. George's Episcopal Church officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Memorials are to the Niobrara County Library Foundation or St. George's Episcopal Church.

He died Monday, July 15, 1996, at the Niobrara County Memorial Hospital in Lusk. He was born Sept. 10, 1925, in Harrisburg, Ill., to Joseph Glenn and Margaret (Russell) Bramlet. He received his education in Illinois, Reliance and Rock Springs, Wyo. He graduated from Superior High School in 1943. He served in the naval Air Force in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

After the service, Bob attended the University of Wyoming, where he met and married Ida Lou Coleman of Wheatland in 1947. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1952 and taught vocational agriculture at Niobrara County High School in Lusk until his retirement in 1986.

He was a long-time member of the Lusk Lions Club, the UW Alumni Association and various educational associations.

He was an inaugural member of the Wyoming Vocational Teachers Hall of Fame.

He was involved in various community activities, such as the Legend of Rawhide Pageant, the county fair, the melodrama and school activities. He enjoyed supporting his grandchildren's activities, working crossword puzzles, lawn work and having coffee with his friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Thomas and grandson Robert Collins Bramlet.

Survivors include his wife of Lusk; sons Robert of Amarillo, Texas, and Thomas of Wheatland; grandchildren Tyler Beth and Aimee Jo of Amarillo, and Casey, Corey and Connor, all of Wheatland.

Bader Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

July 24, 1996
The Lusk Herald
by Jeanne Peterson, Staff Writer

Last Monday a tradition in Niobrara education passed into memory.

Bob Bramlet, Niobrara educator for more than 30 years, died after a lengthy illness.

Bramlet took agriculture and shop classes to students at Niobrara County High School. He seldom called students by their given names; he nicknamed 'his kids' and the names stuck.

"I think Bob could teach anybody anything," said Steve Peterson, who graduated from NCHS in 1964. I think every student he ever had learned to weld pretty well. He was always patient and let kids try something even if we made mistakes. We used to do a lot of fooling around, and I don't think I ever saw him lose his temper."

Dave Hamaker remembers his colleague as a master builder. "The main thing about Bob was whatever I needed built, I just told Bob and it would magically appear," said, Hamaker.

His daughter remembers Bramlet differently. Cindy Hamaker Bergstrom graduated from NCHS in 1985, the year before Bramlet retired. As a little child, she remembered Bramlet driving down the street accompanied by his dog. He knew all the children of his colleagues and he kept candy in the door pocket of his pickup. Cindy recalls he always pulled over to the side of the road when he saw one of the children to give them candy.

These memories and others like them will keep Bramlet's unique personality and style alive far beyond July 15, 1996.

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