ROBERT LOBDELL

R. Lobdell webRobert “Bob” Lobdell, of Ogilvie, MN, died on Monday, Dec. 21, at the Villa Health Care Center in Mora. He was 84 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, Dec. 26th at Ogilvie United Methodist Church in Ogilvie.

VISITATION will be from 9:30-11:00 A.M. on Saturday at the church.

Robert L. Lobdell was born on January 17, 1925 in Comfort Township, Kanabec County, Minnesota to William and Elizabeth (Birkman) Lobdell. He was the youngest of four children. He attended grade school at District 14 country school; then District 21, before attending Mora High School. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the US Navy; serving aboard a destroyer, the USS Trathen, in the South Pacific during World War II. He married Pearl Cooper on July 21, 1945 while still in the Navy. Upon discharge he and Pearl bought a farm north of Ogilvie where they lived their entire married life. They farmed together and raised their 5 children.

Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. He particularly liked being on the tractors, working with his cattle and horses. He especially enjoyed visits from his grandchildren and great grandchildren who called him “Great Papa”.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife Pearl; son Bill; parents William and Elizabeth Lobdell; brother Norman Lobdell; and sister Ruth Johnson.

He is survived by his children Diana (Gene) Keehr of Mora, Donna Dunstan (special friend Dan) of Brook Park, Mike (Gail) Lobdell of Ogilvie, Peggy (Ron) Peterson of Ogilvie; daughter-in-law Jane (Keith) Pierson of Mora; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister Alice Lobdell of Mora; plus nieces, nephew and other family and friends.

A Memorial Service held on Saturday, Dec. 26th at Ogilvie United Methodist Church with Rev. Dennis Buckley officiating. Music provided by Elaine Keehr and Steve Showers. Interment at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

3 guestbook entries for ROBERT LOBDELL

  1. Jacki Frarck December 25, 2009 at 12:04 am #

    Peggy and Family
    My heartfelt sympathies are extended to you at this very difficult time. Also this has to be hard right now at this time of the year. Know he is in the place he wanted to be and is with your mom. Take care I am praying for you
    Jacki

  2. Lucy (Vogel) Schaefer December 26, 2009 at 7:28 pm #

    Donna and family,
    I am so saddened to hear of your father’s passing and wish you strength to grieve during this difficult time.
    Lucy

  3. Kathy Patrick December 31, 2009 at 9:55 am #

    Lobdell Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I have fond memories of our families getting together when we were young kids. Our Dads were the best of friends having a very large common part of their lives together as Navy Men on the USS Trathen during WWII. Your Dad is the last of the group of men that our Dads kept in contact with over the years. It is a sad day for all of us. Your Dad and my Dad probably were the closest of all the men we knew as kids. The memories we hold in our hearts will live forever. Now our parents are together again and enoying each others company. Hopefully they are looking down on us and saying “We did a good job. Look at our kids now, all grown up with families of their own.” Remember your memories will help you through the days when it’s tough. Memories never die, they live forever in our hearts. We will laugh and we will cry at some of the memories.

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