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Obituary: Robert (Bob) Kurtti, 87


August 16, 2018

Robert (Bob) Kurtti

Robert (Bob) Kurtti, 87, passed away on August 12, 2018 in Lakeside, Oregon.

He was born on August 29, 1930 in Leeds, South Dakota to Robert Wilho and Rose Kurtti, as the oldest of three children. While growing up during the Great Depression, his family often moved and eventually settled in Oregon. He had a passion for living off the land and loved places sparsely populated and far off the beaten path. He brought his family to Northwest Territories in Canada, and then moved back to Oregon two years later. In the early sixties, the call of the outdoors and faraway lands led him to drag a bi...

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