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May 6, 1943 - September 12, 2022

A private Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Robert’s name to the Michigan Parkinson’s Foundation, 30400 Telegraph Road, Suite 150, Bingham Farms, Michigan 48025 or

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God bless you, Bob! You will have a place in heaven, for sure! Jeanne, Paul, Mark our most heartfelt sympathies for you and your families. I pray that the love of family and friends will bring you peace. xxoo

Posted by Pat Navarre on October 3, 2022

Bob and I grew up together in Mankato and spent many days fishing along the Minnesota River. He talked me into going to my first ever movie at the theater, "The Creature From The Black Lagoon" It scared me so much that I slept with my BB gun by my side for over a year. As a young boy, Bob was an avid reader of "Popular Mechanics and Popular Science magazines. He spend hours telling me about all of the wonderful new inventions soon to become part of everyday life. Bob is my cousin. Sylvia is my mothers oldest sister. Bob's father, Art Fakler, was a Seabee in the South Pacific during WWII. My father was a B-25 tail gunner flying out of a base in Indonesia that Art had just completed building before returning to New Guinea. While waiting for his next assignment, Art decided to take a military DC-3 hop to visit my dad. It crashed into the ocean on takeoff killing everyone onboard, Dec 29, 1944. Bob was 17 months old. Sylvia never remarried raising Bob as a single parent. Out of so much tragedy, rose a great man who positively influenced the lives of so many. I shall never forget the influence he had on me.

Posted by Rich Lampright on September 15, 2022

A truly great and kind man has passed. We were fortunate to know Bob as a neighbor for the last six years, and was always touched by his quick wit and spontaneous sense of humor. Bob was an example of tenacity and determination while dealing with his Parkinson’s, and his faith was so obvious when you talked to him. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest and sincerest sympathy to Jeanne and family.

Posted by Tim and Stan on September 14, 2022

I’m so sorry. My thought and prayers to Jeanne and family.🙏❤️🙏❤️

Posted by Sally Keel on September 14, 2022

Jean I am so sorry to hear about Bob passing. He fought a very good fight against his sickness. He was so lucky to have you and his son's support to help him in his journey. May you all feel the arms of God around you during this difficult time.

Posted by Kay ADLER on September 14, 2022