Hodges, Robert A.
Robert A. Hodges age 61, of Amherst passed away unexpectedly at his home on March 19, 2013.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday March 23, 2013 at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Amherst. Rev. Jude T. Dioka will officiate. Friends and relatives will gather to share memories from 5:00 - 8:00 PM on Friday at the Plover - Shuda Funeral Home. Visitation will also be from Noon - 12:45 PM Saturday at the church. Robert was born February 9, 1952 in Sioux City, IA, the son of Donald and Amelia (Dolieslager) Hodges. As a child he moved with his family to Mounds View, MN where Robert graduated from Irondale High School in 1970. He married Christine Buck on October 7, 1972 in New Brighten, MN. The couple settled in Blaine, MN where Robert worked as a field service technician in the printing industry. The family moved to St. Francis, MN in 1998 and Robert retired in 2010. They have resided in Amherst since 2011. Robert served as a Cub Scout Leader, Boy Scout Master, and was an avid outdoorsman. He was a devoted Dad and "Papa". Robert is survived by his wife of 40 years Christine; two sons: Matthew (Kelly) Hodges, Milwaukee; Justin (Kristin) Hodges, Stevens Point. 6 grandchildren: Cannen, Grace, Madeline, Andy, Laila, Alex. His parents Donald and Amelia Hodges; 3 brothers: Michael (Dawn), James (Lisa), John (Julie); one sister Laurie (Dennis), and brother-in-law Ervin. He was preceded in death by his sister Susan.
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