Robert V. "Bob" Edstrom Jr., age 76, of Miltona, formerly of Minneapolis, died Sunday, April 10, 2016, at St. William's Living Center in Parkers Prairie.
Memorial services are 7 p.m., Monday, April 18, 2016, at Washburn McReavy Glen Haven Chapel in Crystal.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m., and continue until the service at 7 p.m., at the Glen Haven Chapel.
Robert Verner Edstrom was born on March 5, 1940, to Robert and Marie (Bruneau) Edstrom in Minneapolis. He attended Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis and graduated in 1958. Following his education he enlisted in the United States Army. He returned to Minneapolis after he was honorably discharged. Bob was united in marriage to Karen Knutson on October 27, 1962, in Crystal. Following their marriage they were blessed with two daughters, Christine and Jill. They lived in Minneapolis where Bob sold business forms during his career. He retired in 2002, and they moved to their Lake Irene home where he lived until his death. Bob enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and cooking. He was known for being an exceptional family man who instilled in his family the love of life, sense of duty, fun, and laughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bob is survived by his wife of 53 years, Karen; two daughters, Christine (Bradley) Cords of Mankato and Jill (Tim) Dalton of Brooklyn Park; sister, Joan Thomle of Sandy, Oregon; four grandchildren, Rachel (Brandon) Flowers, Amy (fiancée, Brady Phillips) Cords, Amanda (Kevin Drakulic) Dalton, and Nick Dalton; great-granddaugther, Emma Flowers; and many nieces and nephews.