Bobby Glenn Sandefer, Jr. of Bar Nunn, WY, passed away suddenly on July 8, 2023 in Casper. He was born on November 21, 1951 in Miles City, MT to Bobby Sandefer, Sr. and Maria (Onori) Sandefer. Having been born into an oilfield family, Bobby’s family moved regularly until they took root in Casper where he lived the rest of his life.
Bobby grew up in North Casper where he made lifelong friends. Bobby frequently regaled his children with stories of his adventures on and near the North Platte River. He grew up playing sports, riding motorcycles, and having fun with his friends. He attended Roosevelt Elementary, Dean Morgan Junior High and he graduated from Natrona County High School in 1970.
After graduating high school, Bobby enlisted in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed as a medic in Frankfurt, Germany. It was during this time that a member of his unit taught Bobby how to play the blues harmonica, a passion that he carried for the remainder of his life.
After being discharged from active duty, Bobby enrolled at Casper College where he met his future wife, Jeana (Bredemeyer) Sandefer. While not ultimately earning a degree, Bobby was proud of his curricular and extracurricular achievements. He told stories of his courses in cultural anthropology and chess competitions. He also entered and won an international foosball competition while attending college.
Bobby worked his entire professional life as a truck driver for various companies, including Pacific Des Moines Steel, Permian Oil, Pacific Recycling, among others. The last 30 years of his career he worked for Nabisco and was proud to be affectionately known as “the cookie man.” Those who knew Bobby best knew him as a hard worker. He was conscientious, customer-focused, and paid close attention to detail.
Bobby not only worked hard, he also played hard. He had a passion for music, blues harmonica, motorcycles, classic cars, sports, and spending time with family. He was occasionally lucky at Bingo and on a random slot machine.
Bobby was a social being. He was not afraid to have a conversation with anyone, anywhere. He was a kind soul and was the kind of person that could start a conversation with a stranger and carry it on for hours. He always defaulted to seeing the good in people. His passion and love made the world a better place.
Bobby married Jeana (Bredemeyer) Sandefer on March 27, 1974. Bobby and Jeana had five children: Ian, Ryan, Elisa (Smith), Holly, and Eric. Jeana and Bobby raised their children in Bar Nunn, Wyoming, where he supported them endlessly with their endeavors.
Bobby is preceded in death by his mother, father, and his son, Eric Sandefer. He is survived by his wife, Jeana; his children, Ian (Jamie), Ryan (Sarah), Elisa (Zach), and Holly; and his nine grandchildren, Haley, Mason, Zachery, Isla, Atleigh, Brogan, Torin, Everett, and Jameson. Bobby is also survived by his sister, Marylou Sandefer, and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 19th at 10:30am at Bustard and Jacoby’s at 600 CY Ave., Casper, WY 82601. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Natrona County Suicide Prevention Task Force, as Bobby was an advocate for suicide prevention for many years and participated in the suicide prevention walks when his health permitted.