Bob was born in Joel, WI. He lived in the Amery, WI area until his early 20’s when he moved to Saint Paul. Member Local 563/49. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Leota (Lee); daughter, Roberta “Bobbie”; great-grandson, Nole Joseph; parents, Fred & Agnes; and brother, Kenneth. He will be missed deeply by his daughter, Barb (Craig); son, Donald (Nancy); son-in-law, Dan Cheverette; grandchildren, Fran (Angie), Wade (Tiffany), Crystal (Scott), Chad, Brittany (Josh), Courtney (Nate), Lyndsey (Dylan); 3 granddogs, Willy, Josie, and Maggie; and 18 precious great-grandchildren, Brandon, Katelyn, Devyn, Bryce, Justin, Calvin, Maddie, Alivia, Brady W, Mason, Ben, Maxx, Owen, Wyatt, Liam, Austin, Peyton and Brady T; and many friends.
He loved to visit with his neighbors at the Lodge at White Bear and their families. You could find him sitting in the hall or outside waiting to greet anyone who came by. A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Recover Health these past few months. Bob worked for James Steele Construction for 33 years, the State Fair for 14 years, and he was an election judge for 22 years. Bob was very handy – there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix as long it wasn’t electrical. He was very active with Montgomery Lodge #258 (member 43 years, master 1994) coordinating casino bus trips, children’s Christmas party, and annual garage sale. Bob was also a long time Osman Shriner and Scottish Rite. He enjoyed sports – especially hockey. He loved to watch his grandkids and great-grand kids play, and the Minnesota Wild. He enjoyed playing cards, a trip to the casino, food – Bob loved to eat, dogs, and most of all, he loved his family.
Visitation 9:30AM with Funeral Service at 11:00AM on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1669 Arcade Street (Hwy 61), Saint Paul, Minnesota. Private Interment Union Cemetery. Memorials Preferred.