Robert Lind


Robert Bob Lind, age 76 of Foreston, formerly of Princeton, passed away at his home on Sunday, September 8, 2013. Robert is now home in heaven with his granddaughter, Rebecca.
Robert Guy Lind was born on November 22, 1936, the son of Wilbert and Alta (Willy) Lind in Abbington, Ill. Robert served in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1959. While in the Navy he served as a Navy firefighter.
Robert married Phyllis Kowalsky on May 14, 1960 in Cove. Bob worked as a draftsman and welder for Cater Day Steel Fabrication. Upon his retirement from Cater Day, Bob started driving school bus. He truly enjoyed this position and was known for always having a Tootsie Roll available to give to his young passengers.
He loved to be with his family, friends and people in general. Bob had a special gift of taking genuine interest in others. His Christian faith was very important to him and guided him throughout his life. He enjoyed fishing with his children and grandchildren. He also liked manufacturing custom furnace stoves for peoples homes. Bob enjoyed his time in the family garden and took great pride in growing tomatoes. From time to time Bob also raised chickens.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Phyllis of 53 years; children Annette Lind, Mary (Duane) Bonebrake, Robert (Alvia Robles) Lind, Roger (Kathy) Lind, Patricia (Dean) Maddox, Tammy Lind, Terry (Linda Loss) Lind and Sherry (Mike) Haines; 18 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; siblings, Willard (Irene) Lind, Harry Bird, Hope (Curt) Braaton and Amy Wilson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbert and Alta Lind, granddaughter Rebecca Lind, an infant daughter and two siblings.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 14 at the New Life Church in Princeton with Pastor Chuck Pruett officiating. Visitation was held one prior to the service from at the church on Saturday. Interment with military honors was held at 1p.m. on Monday, September 16 at the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
Arrangements entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Princeton.

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