Robert F. Gould Jr., 45, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota.

A celebration of life begins at 2 p.m. May 2 upstairs at the Eagles lounge. The family invites everyone to come share their stories of him.

Robert was born Aug. 13, 1975, in Saginaw, Michigan, to Robert and Mary Gould.

Bobby was a hard worker and ran equipment for DRM for eight years. When he was not working, he was fishing. Bobby will be missed by many people.

He leaves behind a fiancée, Mary Cooper; son, Steven Williams; stepchildren, Crystal Mills, Karissa Mills and Jeremiah Mills; parents; daughter, Miranda Gould; and grandchildren, Ben and Scarlett Williams, Luna, Renesmee, Niklaus, Cody and Avalee Mills and Kaylee, Matt and Everlee.

Robert was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Archie and Barbara Gould; maternal grandparents, James and Geraldine Christopher; and brother, Jeffery Christopher.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations suicide prevention organizations. A memorial has been set up under Bobby’s name at

This paid obituary was provided by friends.

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