Was born on March 5, 1940 to Mae Garvey and Larry Belongie. Bob grew up in beautiful southeastern Minnesota on the farm in Houston with his brother Ron and sister Mary Alice. Bob attended the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul where he met the love of his life Mary Margaret Guettler. Bob was a loving father and grandfather who could be relied on to provide thoughtful advice and wisdom in all circumstances. That advice was sought and valued by those beyond Bob's immediate family. Bob loved the client "family" that he built through hard work and dedication to his career with Northwestern Mutual. His clients knew that he would treat them with respect, unfailing honesty and confidentiality, and compassion. Bob's belly laugh and the twinkle in his eye when he threw out one of his famous zingers will be greatly missed by his wife of 57 years Mary, children Mike (Robyn Boche) and Amy Cardello (Frank) and Grandchildren Hannah, Emmett, Maggie, Mia, and Margo. He is also survived and will be missed by his siblings Ron (Sharon) Colford and Mary Alice Haney (Rob), nieces Kathleen, Carrie and Christine, nephew David, many cousins and friends, and Bob and Mary's beloved Great Dane, T-bell. Now, Bob is at peace. He left behind the double demons of Parkinson's and dementia on Christmas Morning. A memorial service will be held this summer in Minnesota. The specific time, date, and place are yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Parkinson's Foundation(Parkinsons.org
) or to the Denver location of Compassus Hospice at 2420 West 26th Avenue, Suite 200D, Denver, CO 80211.
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Published by Pioneer Press from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2021.