ROBERT J. SUTTER

Bob Sutter, of Braham, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2012 at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.  He ws 71 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Braham Covenant Church with Rev. Steve Jennisch officiating.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held from 4- 7 pm on Thursday, July 12th at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

Robert Joel Sutter was born November 20, 1940 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital to Allen and Grace Sutter.  He died Monday, July 9, 2012 at the Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 71 years, 7 months, and 20 days.

He was raised in Minneapolis and graduated from North High School in 1959. Bob was a member of the Calvin Presbyterian Church in Long Lake, Minnesota. He rode into Christ’s Kingdom in his “heavenly hot-rod.”

Bob was an avid car buff and could repair anything. He had many jobs while growing up, including working with his dad at his garage in Brooklyn Center. He worked for the MN Chemical Co. for most of his adult life except for a brief time in which he and his brother, Floyd, had a garage in Mound, Minnesota. Bob’s biggest enjoyment was working in cars and going to auction and flea markets with his son, Jarid.

Bob very much enjoyed going to any event that his children or grandchildren were involved in. He was a “kid magnet;” all the children would vie for his attention.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Joyce. They would often kid each other about being best friends. They travelled a lot and enjoyed camping and meeting people.

Bob always had a story on any subject- if you heard the story more than once it usually got bigger and bigger.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Rodney and Floyd, and sister Beverly.

Survived by wife Joyce, children Jeff (Karen) Denny of Lakeville; Jill Rayburn of Jeffersonville, OH; Jodi (David) Hall of Prior Lake; Jon Denny of Minneapolis; Jim (Angie) Denny of Grand Rapids; Jarid Sutter of Braham; and Joel (Tiffany) Sutter of Orting, WA; grandchildren Jaclyn, Jamie, Kaitlyn, Austin, Loren, Tori, Alexa, Samantha, Alivia, Katie, Sydney, Megan, Grace, Brandon, Makenzie, Tristen, Lindsay, and Bryant; great grandchildren Devin, Katherine, Madyx, Aela, and Wyatt; brothers-in-law Lowell (Rosemary) Durham of Cambridge; and Larry (Carole) Wulterin of Huntington Beach, CA; sisters-in-law Donna Sutter of Braham; and Dorothy Sutter of Ham Lake; best friend Michael Cornell of Minneapolis; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held on Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Braham Covenant Church with Rev. Steve Jennisch officiating.  Music was provided by Nancy Peabody.  Arrangements were by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.

10 guestbook entries for ROBERT J. SUTTER

  1. Amy Ramstad July 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    My deepest sympathies to you all Bob was a wonderful man .
    A letter from Heaven

    To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say.
    But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.

    I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
    Here, there’s no more tears of sadness; Here is just eternal love.

    Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight.
    Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.

    That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through.
    God picked me up and hugged me and He said, “I welcome you.”

    “It’s good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone.
    As for your dearest family, They’ll be here later on.

    I need you here so badly, you are part of my plan.
    There is so much that we can do, to help our mortal man.”

    God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
    And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.

    And when you lie in bed at night the day’s chores put to flight.
    God and I are closest to you…. in the middle of the night.

    When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years.
    Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.

    But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
    Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

    I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
    If I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.

    But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over.
    I’m closer to you now, than I ever was before.

    There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
    But together we can do it by taking one day at a time.

    It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you too;
    That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

    If you can help somebody who is in sorrow and pain;
    Then you can say to God at night….”My day was not in vain.

    And now I am contented… that my life was worthwhile.
    Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.”

    So if you meet somebody who is sad and low;
    Just lend a hand to pick them up, as on your way you go.

    When you’re walking down the street and you’ve got me on your mind;
    I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

    And when it’s time for you to go…. from that body to be free.
    Remember you’re not going…. you’re coming here with me.

    Author Unknown

  2. Randy Plageman July 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    The three Sutter boys, Bob, Floyd, and Rod will be testing God’s eternal patience. I’ll always cherish the rides to the auctions and listening to Booboo and Floyd banter back and forth on who was right. Case in point: Bob pointed out to Floyd on a trip home from the auction that a new turn lane was in place on 242 going to 65. Floyd said no. Bob said yes. Floyd turned the truck around and went back down 65 to 242 and low and behold- Bob was right. Floyd hated to admit he was wrong and I think Bob’s casual smile, eyebrows raised , just added insult to injury for Floyd. Heehee. I miss those times and will always remember Bob’s warm smile. I’ll cherish those memories until we meet again.- Love, Randy

  3. Michael Baker July 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    Bob Sutter was a long term employee of The Minnesota Chemical Company. He worked with thousands of customers in five states over several decades. He was highly regarded by customers and colleagues for his patience, knowledge and help. He left a wonderful and lasting impression and will be missed.

    Michael F. Baker, President

  4. Jim Darrah July 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    Bob Sutter was a great serviceman and a very humble person. The customer was his number 1 concern.. I worked with Bob for most of his Minco years.. He was my #1 serviceman for many years. He will be missed by family and friends..

    Minco Salesman for 35 years!
    Jim Darrah

  5. Jeff & Ginger Nosbusch July 11, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    Bob Sutter was a kind soul. Always had something nice to say. Always shared a laugh. We loved visiting with him when he came to preview. We are blessed to have known such a wonderful man. He will be deeply missed.

    Our Deepest Sympathy to the family
    Jeff & Ginger Nosbusch

  6. Tim Voigt July 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    Bob was a guy I meet going to auctions. I met him leaning on the public mailbox outside the auction center during the auction sale. He was a very approachable guy that I took a liking to very quickly. He loved to tease me and I could give it back and he liked that. I will truely miss him. It won’t be the same not seeing him leaning over that mailbox.

  7. Eileen Wanous July 13, 2012 at 7:45 am #

    Joyce, my heart is so sad for you; losing this wonderful husband that I have been reading about in these guest notes. I have missed you so much at our exercise class; you were that bright light, and will be again, I know. I never met your husband, Bob, but he had to be the luckiest man ever to be loved by you, Joyce.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you,
    Eileen

  8. Joel July 16, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    I remember in grade school when the teacher asked the class who your hero was, my answer was simple, my dad. He taught me many things over the years not just how to work on cars or how to deal with life’s struggles, but how to follow in his foot step. I hope one day my children will think of me as their hero, the same as I did with my dad. I will miss you, love Joel

  9. Joyce sutter August 17, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    To my best friend,instill

    To the best friend I ever had and loved, I will be seeing you again. Thank you for a wonderful life..we didn’t have a lot of money,but we had more love and happiness than most people only dream about,and you made it a reality. Bye for now,I will see you , have fun designing and building our new home in heaven.

  10. robert j sutter October 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    we are of a strong namesake,it’s sad when we lose a member.my thoughts are with the family,he had to have been great.

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