Schermerhorn, Robert Ryer Age 76, of Minneapolis. Bob, a native son of Texas, died as he lived, strong and determined. He passed away peacefully on Wed., July 3, 2013. Predeceased by parents, Robert Franklin Schermerhorn and Louise Schermerhorn Entriken. His loss creates a huge void for his family and friends. Bob was born in Big Spring, Texas and grew up in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from the University of Arizona (BA) and Southern Methodist University (MA), Dallas, Texas. Bob served in the USAF until he was honorably discharged in 1963. During this time he met and married his wife Inge at a Lutheran church in Copenhagen, Denmark. Upon his return to the U.S., he worked as an aircraft manufacturing support engineer at Ling-Temco-Vought in Grand Prairie, Texas. Later, upon graduation from SMU, Bob excelled as a high school teacher at Crozier Tech and Skyline in Dallas. He moved to Minnesota with his family in the early seventies. In the eighties he founded and managed until his retirement a financial services business located both in Minneapolis and in the Arrowhead region of Northeastern Minnesota (a place close to his heart). He loved his work, his family, traveling the world and visiting with family and friends throughout the U.S. He especially enjoyed serving for many years in the capacity of an Election Judge. Bob was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN, Zion Lutheran Church, Finland, MN and Highland Park Presbyterian, Dallas, Texas. He was generous and kind to everyone he met. He will be greatly missed. Survived by his wife, Inge; daughters, Dina (Lee) and Anna (Kenny); sons, Robert (Suzanne) and Ryer (Terri); 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Linda (Gilbert) Brown and Susan Flanagan. Funeral service 12 noon Wednesday, July 10, 2013, Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. The family requests that memorial gifts be designated for the Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Hospice program, 6500 Excelsior Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55426 or charity of your choice. Historic Thomson-Dougherty 612-871-4407
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