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Robert Richard Etem

Wayzata, Minnesota

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I am sorry for the loss of Dr. Etem. I have very fond memories of him and I know that he will be missed. Last year, I had the pleasure of going to the 11pm Christmas Eve service with my mother, Elena. We knew that Wayzata Community Church would be crowded so we arrived a little early to get a "good seat." After getting settled, I looked up and sitting next to my mom was a familiar face. I leaned over and shook his hand and said, " Are you Dr. Etem?" "You look just...

I knew Bob for approx. 20+ years as a fellow Wayzata Rotarian. If one defined a "Gentleman", Bob would come to mind. Bob was the most "well read" person I will ever know. He, plus a few of us met one-hour prior to the weekly rotary meeting for our own meeting of the "Dead Poet Society". I looked forward to his interpretation of worldly events. We had something in common, as both of us were "soda jerks" when young. We both took credit for inventing the...

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I must tell you a special story about Dr. Etem. I grew up on a farm in Hamel. My parents were poor and their income erratic. Their income was dependent upon the season and how well the crops did.

Early in Dr. Etem's career, my brother required braces. His teeth were a mess. Dr. Etem worked out a payment plan. My parents would make payments during the harvest time when money was coming in. And my parents would make no payments during springtime when...

Members of the Etem family:
Dr. Etem was my orthodonist. He was a kind man and a great orthodonist. He had a great manner and way of putting you at ease during visits. I remember him fondly and am sorry for your loss.

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