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August 3, 1942 - November 20, 2013
Melvin J. “Bob” Courtois, Jr. was born August 3, 1942 in De Soto, MO. He was the son of Melvin Sr. and Mildred Marie (nee Maness) Courtois. He died on November 20, 2013 at his residence in De Soto, MO at the age of 71 years 3 months 17 days. He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. (nee Pashia) Courtois, De Soto, MO; four daughters, Michelle (Chris) Armbruster, De Soto, MO; Shonda (Chris) Gau, De Soto, MO; Krislyn (Jerry) Craig, De Soto, MO; and Taralyn (Matt) Hardin, De Soto, MOthree sisters, Gloria (Al) Wilkinson, De Soto, MO; Glenda (David) Maupin, De Soto, MO; Sally Swaringim, De Soto, MO; one brother, Larry (Jo) Courtois, Imperial, MO; and one half-sister, Jane (Will) Lindsey, De Soto, MO; nine grandchildren, Kyle (Jessica), Kaileb (Emily), and Kelbi Armbruster; Dakota and Gabby Gau; Jacob & Hope Craig; Maddilyn & Trevor Hardin; one great-granddaughter, Briella Marie Armbruster. He is preceded in death by his parents; and one brother-in-law, Roy Swaringim. Bob was Past Exulted Ruler of the B.P.O.E. Lodge #689, and a member of Amvets Post #48. As an expression of sympathy memorials to the American Cancer Society.