Robert "Bob" CADALBERT
1934 - 2020
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(1934 — 2020) Beloved husband of 63 years to Donna, loving and proud father of Michael Robert Cadalbert, Sandra Lee Iliff and Heidi Jo Cadalbert (Laura). Grandfather of Chris Cadalbert, Jason Cadalbert, Erin (Cadalbert) Horrisberger, Laurie (Phillips) Wold and Holly (Phillips) Lockwood. Great-grandfather of nine. Dear brother of David Cadalbert (Andi), Mary Lou Brown (Bill) and Cathy Brunner (Mike), and cherished uncle to several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Alois and Rose Cadalbert, stepmother Rose Maurer Cadalbert, brother David Cadalbert, Sr., and granddaughter Holly (Phillips) Lockwood. A life-long resident of Woodbury, Bob was born on a dairy farm, the Glen Caven Dairy, located in what is now the Park Hills area of Woodbury. A graduate of Harding High School (1952), he loved farm life and met his wife Donna Lee on a neighboring farm. After a brief stint in the army, he began a 35-year career at 3M, a career without one sick day! Bob had many adventures in his lifetime, taking many trips all over the world - many with his beloved brother Dave and sister-in law Andrea, and enjoying winters at Monte Vista Resort in Arizona. He loved playing cards, fishing, watching Polka Spotlight and socializing with everyone! He was exceptionally proud of his Swiss heritage and enjoyed many events with the Swiss Benevolent Society of St. Paul. He was a staunch supporter of his favorite team, the Minnesota Twins. He spent many hours volunteering for several organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels and Dorothy Day Center, and a life-long parishioner at Guardian Angels Catholic Community, where he also spent many hours volunteering at their activities and services. Most of all, he loved spending time with family and friends, and he reveled in the many blessings he was grateful for. Our family expresses deeply heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at Norris Square in Cottage Grove, especially Becca Jenkins for all the FaceTime calls, and Jenny the nurse who took such wonderful care of Bob until the end. Special thanks to Naomi and Tom Brown, without whose love and support during the last several years we could not have enabled him to be in his favorite place: home. To Laurie at the Woodwinds Health East Clinic, who always took time to chat with Dad and make him smile during his INR appointment, and to Bob's primary doctor of many years, Dr. Greg Johnson whose care and guidance is very appreciated. A service has not yet been scheduled and we hope friends and loved ones will stay in contact until larger gatherings are once again safe, when we will meet to celebrate a life well lived. In lieu of flowers (now or then), memorials can be made to Catholic Charities of St. Paul/Minneapolis or the American Parkinson's Disease Association. WULFF 651-738-9615

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Published in Pioneer Press on May 22, 2020.
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May 25, 2020
So sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. He and Donna were always such great friends to our parents Dorothy and Bob Thill. Bob was always so friendly whenever we saw him and Donna. May he Rest In Peace and hugs to Donna!
Mike and Kathy (Thill) Dunlap
May 24, 2020
I am saddened to hear that Bob has passed. I am comforted knowing my parents were up there to greet him and catch up. Donna, you and Bob were such good friends to them and my family. I am so sorry for your loss and pray for you and your family through this difficult time.
Debbie (Thill) McLean
May 23, 2020
Dear Cathy and family,
I'm so sorry to see that you've lost your brother. What a consolation that his was a life well lived. Just know that he and the family he leaves will be especially remembered in my prayers. Take care.
Mary (Schaffer) Hollenkamp
Mary Hollenkamp
May 23, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Bob's family. He was a wonderful man. I worked with Bob in the '80s. He was a gentle gentleman. He was quick to share his knowledge and always ready to lend a helping hand. I don't think I ever heard Bob raise his voice. Even when we would poke him a bit, he remained calm. I believe it was Tom Brown, who I golfed with last year. Somehow we got to talking 3M and Bob's name came up. I had lost touch with Bob over the years but Tom talked to Bob and I was able to give Bob a call and catch up. I'm grateful that I had the chance for one last talk with with my coworker and friend, Bob!
Dave Freier
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