William R. “Bob” Stetter
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William R. “Bob” Stetter & Delia
Bob was bom in Valentine, Nebraska and was raised on a family ranch 45 miles southwest of Valentine. He is a nine-year member of the Valentine Rotary Club. He served as president in 2002-2003. He was named District 5630 Rotarian of the Year while serving as president ofthe Valentine Rotary Club. He served as District 5630 Membership Chairman for Rotary years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005. He served as Assistant Governor for Rotary years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a Benefactor of the Rotary Foundation, a member of the Bequest Society, a Sustaining Member of The Rotary Foundation and a member of the Paul Harris Society. His wife, Delia, is also a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a Benefactor and a member of the Bequest Society. They have been married 46 years.
Bob served in the United States Army for two years with a one year tour of duty in Korea. Bob and Delia left the family ranch in 1968 and moved to the Fort Collins – Loveland area of Colorado where Bob received a Bachelors Degree from Colorado State University with a major in finance and minor in real estate. Bob and Delia invested in and developed real estate until 1989 when they moved back to the family ranch in Nebraska. They retired from ranching in 1997 and since that time have lived in the Valentine area.
In addition to his involvement in Rotary, Bob served two years as president of the Sandhills Area Foundation, a 501 C (3) corporation. He is presently serving on the Board of Directors in an advisory capacity. He served two terms as Grand Knight of the St. Nicholas Knights of Columbus. He served as Campaign Chairman for the St. Nicholas Capital Expansion Campaign. He also served on the building committee during expansion of St. Nicholas Church. He served on the board of directors of the Cherry County Historical Society serving four years as treasurer. He is one of the original investors in Cherry Hills Estates, a 59-room assisted living facility, and has been on its board of directors since its inception in 2001, serving 5 years as secretary. He is a member of the board of directors and serves as vice-president of Old West Days, a gathering of cowboy/cowgirl poets and musicians that is held in Valentine each year. He is a member of the American Legion. He was named “Valentine’s Outstanding Citizen – 2005” at the 2005 Valentine’s Day Coronation.