Robert L. Van Dielen Jr., 63, of Tucson, formerly of San Manuel, died Monday, July 10, 2017, in Tucson. He leaves behind daughter Amanda (Jarrod) Nielson and son Matthew; father Robert Sr. (Dorothy); brothers Gerald (Julie), Randall (Shalon) and Jeffrey (Eileen); granddaughter Sydney Nielson, grandson Brandon Van Dielen; dogs Farley and Jackson; and countless friends and extended family. He is preceded in death by his mother, Wilma.\n\nBorn April 29, 1954, in Wabash, IN, Rob moved to San Manuel with his parents in 1963 and remained in Arizona for rest of his life, expect for a brief period when he mined in Grants, NM. He retired from Magma Copper Company, where he worked as a contract miner in Superior and then later as a purchasing manager in San Manuel.\n\nRob was an avid fisherman and an informed reader with strong opinions and a real talent for jokes and playful debate, especially with his grandchildren.\n\nRob was well known as a loyal and generous friend with a passion for life and his family. He will be missed. \n\nCremation arrangements through Vistoso Funeral Home, Oro Valley. A memorial service will be held at a later date.