Age 75, of Cottage Grove, passed away from pancreatic cancer on June 24, 2018. Preceded in death by parents, Edward and Mabel; sister, Jenettie. Survived by wife, Cathy; children, Nicole, Jeff and Fortune; grandchildren, Jordan, Megan, Kaleb, Mia and Jacob; brother, Kenneth (Maryanne); many nieces and nephews and great nephew, Baby Eli. Robert worked for Northwest Airlines from 1967 to 2005. He was an avid bike rider and loved trout fishing and swimming at the YMCA. Burial service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 12:45pm on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, assembly area number 2. Luncheon to follow at All Saints Church in Cottage Grove beginning at 2pm. 8100 Belden Blvd, Cottage Grove, MN 55016.