Robert  Reimers

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Robert F. "MN Bob" Reimers, 83, of Granby, MO, formerly of Austin, MN, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 24, 2019, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home, in Austin.
Robert Frederick was born April 12, 1936, in Austin, to Fred and Edith (Wolter) Reimers and attended Austin schools.
Bob was united in marriage to Shirley Saack, in Austin in 1954. Together they had six children, Debbie, Dian, Donna, Douglas, Dennis, and Dale. Later they divorced.
Bob met Leslie Pratt and together they had two children, Lindsey and Robert II.
Early on Bob worked for Harrington Sanitation, and later Bustad Crane Service. For many years he owned and operated Northstar Truck Stop, in Austin.
Bob loved attending farm auctions, going to tractor pulls, collecting John Deere tractors, and taking his daughter and granddaughters to compete in horse shows. He was a member of the Root River Antique Historical Association, and enjoyed attending the Antique Power shows in Racine. He helped start the farm exhibit at the Mower County Fairgrounds, and was active in the Mower County Historical Society. He was a Christian man of Lutheran denomination, but enjoyed attending a number of different churches.
He was in preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Donna Reimers; siblings, Naomi, Basil, Cecil, Ioane, and Charles.
Bob is survived by his children, Debbie Boysen, Carthage, MO, Dian (Mark) LeBlanc, Athol, MA, Douglas (LuAnn) Reimers, Austin, Dennis (Karie) Reimers, Austin, Dale Reimers, Austin, Lindsey (Hector) Preciado, Stotts City, MO, Robert Reimers II, Lansing, MN; 18 grandchildren; numerous great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Phyllis Jensen, California, Ardith (Edward) Erickson, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Teri Johnston, Maple Island, MN, Lloyd (Rose) Reimers, Walnut, CA; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.
A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, June 22nd, at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel, in Austin. Visitation will be on Saturday for one hour before the service. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at a later date this summer with Bob's family and friends here in Missouri.
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Published on June 2, 2019
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