Robert "Bob" H. Bray, 90, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, during a brief stay at Golden Living Center East in Rochester.
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Bob was born in Eyota Dec. 29, 1922, to John and Clara (Hanenberger) Bray. He graduated from Eyota High School. Bob proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Robert married Mina Gregory on Oct. 5, 1941. Bob began his U.S. Post Office career as a letter carrier in Rochester and ended his 30-year career as postmaster.
He was a member of Evangel United Methodist Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Legion Eyota Post 551, and Rochester VFW Post 1215. Bob enjoyed fishing, golfing, oil painting, stamp collecting and spending time at the lake home which he and his family enjoyed for many years.
Bob is survived by two children, Wes Bray of Rochester and Karen (Arlan) Baumler of Zumbro Falls; two sisters, Florence Maloney of Austin and Marlys Farris of Austin; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Bob is preceded in death by his wife, Mina; his parents; and a brother, Beryl.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, and an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial with military honors by the Eyota Legion Post 551 will take place at Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Memorials can be directed to Eagles Cancer Telethon.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester, MN 55901, 507-289-3600,
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Sept. 26, 2013