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Robert "Bob" Eugene Kvam

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Friday, December 7, 2018

4:00-7:00 p.m.

*And for one hour prior to the service on Saturday

Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, Minnesota



Saturday, December 8, 2018

11:00 A.M.

Worlein Funeral Home Chapel
Austin, Minnesota


Woodbury Cemetery
Lyle, Minnesota



Robert “Bob” E. Kvam, age 72 of Lyle, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System Austin. Robert Eugene Kvam was born on February 6, 1946 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Martin and Elizabeth (Hall) Kvam. He attended school in Austin and graduated in 1964. Shortly after graduation, Bob enlisted in the Marine Corps. During his time in the Marine Corps, he served 2 tours in Vietnam. Bob was a recipient of several medals. He continued his service with 2 years in the Marine Corps reserves. On June 24, 1965, he married his high school sweetheart RoseMary Lane at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Together the couple had 2 children, Richard and Connie. In 1975, Bob joined the Austin National Guard. His 25 years in the guards included a tour of duty to Desert Storm with the Indiana National Guard in 1991. After his time in the service, he graduated from radio broadcasting school and also received his Associate degree from Austin Community College. Bob worked for Weyerhaeuser for 3 years, Hormel for 6 years, and then as a deputy for Mower County, retiring in August of 2015, after 36 years of service. Bob enjoyed motorcycles, and belonged to the American Legion Riders. After returning from Desert Storm, he toured for 3 ½ months through North West United States and Canada. He loved to travel, especially to Alaska, and visited almost every state. In 2006, Bob moved from Austin, and enjoyed his life in a beautiful log home near Lyle. He enjoyed hunting in his backyard, and also taught his grandchildren to hunt. Bob was a member of the American Legion Post 91, Honor Guard and Color Guard for the National Guard, and a life member of the National Rifle Association. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife, RoseMary Kvam of Lyle, MN; children, Richard Kvam of Lyle, MN, Connie Hanssen of Albert Lea, MN; 7 grandchildren, Sara (Joseph) Jutz of New Prague, MN, Darin Finley of Austin, MN, Colin Wilson of Austin, MN, Isaiah Mauseth of Austin, MN, Johnathan Kvam of Austin, MN, Sophia Kvam of Austin, MN, Ruby Kvam of Austin, MN; 5 great grandchildren, Nolan, Eli and Katelyn Jutz, Joshua and Jacob Finley; brothers, Melvin (Diane) Kvam of Austin, MN, Dale Kvam of Austin, MN; sister, Marie Kvam of Austin, MN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Elizabeth Kvam; and brother, Bruce Kvam.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, with Pastor Roe Naylor officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Interment will be in Woodbury Cemetery in Lyle with military honors by members of the United States Marine Corps, American Legion Post 91, and V.F.W. Post 1216. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.


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