Retired USDA Wheat Geneticist Age 74 Passed away peacefully surrounded by family June 29, 2012. Survived by loving wife Mavis, with whom he shared 53 wonderful years of marriage; sister Elizabeth Gunion; son, Todd; daughter-in-law Dana; grandchildren Patrick, Meaghan, Elliott and Ian. Robert is preceded in death by father, Henry; mother, Lena; and daughter, Shari. Robert was an outstanding scientist and father who will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues. Memorial service 11:00 am Mon. July 9, 2012 at CENTENNIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1524 West County Rd. C2, Roseville, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service at church with luncheon to follow. Memorials preferred to either the MN chapter of the ALS Society or the Ramsey County Humane Society. Centennial United Methodist Church, 651-633-7644.
Published in Pioneer Press on July 4, 2012