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Robert F. (Bob) CLASS

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Age 95, of St. Paul, MN Passed away peacefully on February 2, 2017. Preceded in death by daughter, Connie. Survived by his beloved wife Helen (Hipp) of 67 years. Loving children: Mark, Nancy (Joe) Blumel, Annette (Eric) Ristau, Paula (Bob) Winsor, Rob (Katy), Katie (Denny) Marquard; 12 Grandchildren: Michael, Charles and Mac Blumel, Natalie and Sophie Ristau, Eric (Caitlin) Winsor, Jeff Winsor, Molly, Katie and Kevin Class, Abbie and Nick Marquard. Bob attended Cretin High School '40; University of Minnesota; St. Thomas College, football '41-'42 conference champions and also a member of the tennis team. Bob was a proud WWII veteran and fought in the Battle of the Bulge as a medic, where he received a Purple Heart. Bob worked for IDS for 35 years. He was a devoted father and loving husband. He instilled a strong work ethic in sports and in all aspects of life. Bob was a member of Nativity Parish for over 60 years. The entire family was members of Midway Speedskating Club where Bob volunteered as a timer, treasurer & accountant for the club for many years. He stayed fit, playing tennis until he was 90 years old. We will remember him for his smile, sense of humor, and kindness. His support and love shaped our family and he will be in our hearts forever. He truly was a gentleman. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Friday, February 10, 2017 at NATIVITY OF OUR LORD CATHOLIC CHURCH (324 S. Prior at Stanford Ave., St. Paul). Visitation 4-8 PM Thursday at O'HALLORAN AND MURPHY FUNERAL HOME (575 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul) 651-698-0796 and also one hour prior to Mass on Friday at the church. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice. https://ourladyofpeacemn.org
Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 5, 2017
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