McKenna, Robert Jack age 91, of Minnetonka, MN, formerly of Edina, died peacefully on November 27, 2012, with his family surrounding him with love during his final days. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Pauline Hohler McKenna; his son Thomas McKenna; parents Roy and Hazel McKenna; and sister Kathleen Runyon. He is survived by daughters Carol Dean (Craig) and Susan McKenna; daughter-in-law Cathy McKenna; grandchildren Allison Schmitt (Adam), Scott Dean (Amy), and Shawn Dean (Anne); great-grandchildren Aidan and Anderson Schmitt, Colin and Kelsey Dean, and Henry, Charlie, and Amelia Dean; four step grandchildren, Michael (Shelly) Thone, Katie (Pat) Griffin, Chris (Andy) Thone, and Tom Thone; and ten step great-grandchildren. He was born and raised in Aberdeen, SD, and graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1942. During WWII, he served as an officer in the Navy for 3 ½ years in the Mediterranean and South Pacific. In 1951, he and his family moved to the Minneapolis area where he was employed by General Motors until his retirement in 1982. Memorials preferred to Edina Education Fund, Catholic Charities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, or donor's choice. Private interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Celebration of his life on Monday, 12/3, 11:00 AM at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100
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Published in Star Tribune from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, 2012