William Robert (Bob) Letterman
May 11, 1941 - May 15, 2022
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William Robert (Bob) Letterman, 81, of Springfield, MO passed peacefully away on May 15, 2022.  Bob was born to Wm. Robert Letterman Sr. and Joy Nickel Letterman in Springfield, MO.  Bob proudly joined the US Army in 1959 and served in France, and was also in the Navy Reserves.  Bob was married on Jan 24,…

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Bob Delaney left a message on June 15, 2022:
I knew Bob a little from when he was in IPMS/Gateway during the early 1980s and after he started IPMS/St. Louis in 1985. It was during that time that Bob started what would eventually become VLS. I knew him as a terrific builder of dioramas, ones that advanced the state of the art in scale modeling. He was also a wonderful businessman, as the success of VLS showed. I lost track of him from the early 1990s but had pleasant memories of him as a person. Bob will be missed by the scale modeling community, and by all who held him near and dear.
Mark L Zimerman left a message on June 7, 2022:
I first joined IPMS Gateway when I was 15 in 1975. I learned a lot from the senior members I met there, especially Bob Letterman, whose advice and encouragement made me a much better modeler than I would have been otherwise. His contributions to the hobby cannot be overstated. May his large and ambitious dioramas continue to inspire scale model builders for generations to come. You left an amazing legacy, Bob, and you will be sorely missed.
James JurgensmeyerR left a message on June 6, 2022:
R.I.P. Bob. With Love Jim Jurgensmeyer and Beverley Carter
Artur Vicente Geronazzo (Arturius) left a message on May 24, 2022:
Susan and family, my thoughts and prayers to you all. I knew Uncle Bob (allow me the boldness) from the Modelers Alliance forum, he was always the kind and caring soul for all of us, especially beginners. I will forever carry with me everything I learned, as a person and as a model maker. I will cherish it forever in my heart. Remembering an Irish Prayer "May the Road rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at you back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon yours fields and until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand." Art from Brazil
Eric Tripke left a message on May 21, 2022:
RIP Bob. The master of all masters in diorama design and modeling. Your work was such an inspiration to to myself and many others. God speed Bob, we are diminished.
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Jerry and Carol Johnson left a message on May 20, 2022:
Susan and family: Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss. Bob will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
Kamini Bhatt left a message on May 19, 2022:
Susan, This is such a shock. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. Please know that You are in my thoughts & prayers. Hope Bob’s beautiful memories be your strongest strength. What can I say about Bob, he was a true teacher who taught me so many things but mainly wisdom, kindness and courage during my time at VLS. Bob you will miss greatly. Rest In Peace. 🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️💐💐
Eddy and Madeleine Janssens in Belgium left a message on May 19, 2022:
We were so sorry and chocked to hear what happened to Bob , and we sent our deepes condolensens to Susan and the entire Family , and he will also be rememberd in our prayers .;We will NEVER forget you BOB . Eddy and Madeleine from Belgium
Ricky Johnson left a message on May 19, 2022:
I will miss this Great Man. He lived an amazing life. Rick
Danny .H.Janssen left a message on May 19, 2022:
Rest in peace Bob, you will be missed by many, but your memory will live on! A lot of strength to Susan and Gail,Forrest and the family in these difficult times.
Susan Letterman left a message on May 19, 2022:
In memory of William Robert (Bob) Letterman, Susan Letterman lit a candle
Bob Britt left a message on May 19, 2022:
Susan please accept our deepest condolences. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the conversations I had with Bob over the years either in person or our irregular phone calls. Know that "Dad" will always hold a special place in our hearts of all us on the websites and models shows. With deepest sympathies.
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