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Yohe, Jr., Robert R. --- 1950-2013


Posted By: IA GenWeb Volunter
Date: 7/17/2013 at 15:39:56

5/29/2013 Waukon Standard

Robert Yohe

Robert R. Yohe, Jr., 62, of rural Caledonia and Houston, MN, died Sunday, May 19, 2013 at his home. Memorial services were held Friday, May 24 at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home in Caledonia, MN, with Pastor Larry Mahlum officiating. Burial with military honors was in Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born December 13, 1950 in Lansing to Robert R. and Alvina (Protsman) Yohe, Sr.

At the age of five, Bob’s family moved from Lansing to rural Caledonia, MN. Bob attended schools in Caledonia. After high school, Bob enlisted in the United States Army and served active duty in Vietnam from 1968 until 1971. During his tour of duty, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, M-14 Sharpshooter Medal, and the Purple Heart.

May 6, 1972, Bob married Karren Knutson in West Salem, WI and she preceded him in death April 1, 2008.

Bob farmed the home farm with his brother, Jim, in Sheldon Township until his declining health forced him to retire in 2011. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially playing cards or various board games. Bob was an avid New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers fan.

Survivors include one daughter, Laura Yohe (fiance’ David Beck) of Winona, MN; one son, David Yohe of Caledonia, MN; one sister, Gloria (Jim) Robinson of Maxwell, NE; two brothers, Spencer Yohe of Eitzen, MN and James (Lynnette) Yohe of rural Houston, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Bob was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Roseann; and one sister-in-law, Deb.


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