Bob Drohman was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Walter and Arlene (Kiehl) Drohman. His one brother, Lewis, was 5 years older. Bob spent his childhood years in Kearney, Nebraska. At the age of 15, he and his mother moved to Tacoma, Washington. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1959. Later, he received a degree in Electronics from Olympic College.
He served in the United States Army Reserves from 1960 – 1966.
Bob worked for Safeway, Nalley’s, and Joe Hoots Construction Inc. In 1969, he started his own business in real estate sales, land development and general contracting. The business began as Harbor Land Co. and was later renamed Drohman Developing. Bob developed properties and built homes for over 40 years.
Bob married Rita Hoots of Gig Harbor in July of 1961. In their 57 years of marriage they have lived in Tacoma, Gig Harbor, and Olympia. In 1969, both Bob and Rita became followers of Jesus. They currently attend Turning Point Church in Lacey.
Bob longed to be in the presence of His Lord and Savior. After a 3 year battle against aggressive prostate cancer, Bob is now “Home.”
Bob Drohman died on September 22, 2018. He is survived by his wife Rita; daughter Laurene (and Bobby) Turk; son Joe (and Tammie) Drohman; daughter-in-law Donelle Drohman; grandchildren Brianna Turk, Preston (and Shannon) Turk, Dallis Turk, Gentry Turk, McKall Turk, David (and Julie) Drohman, Jeff Drohman, Kate Drohman, John Drohman and Anna Drohman; and great grandson Lincoln Turk.
A more detailed life tribute will be posted on this website following the memorial service.
Thank you to all of the people who have gathered around the family of Bob Drohman. In lieu of flowers, we would like to ask you to consider giving a small amount to our dear family friends.
David Van Bibber, a fellow brother in Christ, has been fighting cancer for over seven years. He lives in San Diego with his family. His wife, Julie, home schools their three children: Hattie, Katie, and Soren. As a result of his weakened condition, David has had to quit working. In October, David will undergo a very complicated surgery in Denver. Please join us in prayer for this family.
If you feel led, you may either send a check to the address below or place it in the donation basket which will be available at Bob’s memorial service.
Donations may be made to:
David Van Bibber
8612 Matterhorn Dr, Santee CA 92071