Robert R. Erlenmeyer, 90

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    Thief River Falls – Robert Erlenmeyer, 90, of Thief River Falls, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND.
    Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Viking Covenant Church in Viking. Burial followed at the Viking Cemetery in rural Viking.
    Robert Richard Erlenmeyer was born in Bismarck, ND, on June 6, 1927, the son of William and Mary (Welch) Erlenmeyer.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.  
    At the age of 14, Bob took over one of the family businesses of vegetable gardening with produce sold to area stores and businesses.  When he turned 18, his family moved to Tappen, ND, where they operated a cattle/dairy farm.
    Bob was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Tappen, ND, until he moved to Thief River Falls in 1968. Upon moving to Minnesota, he began grain farming. He also worked at Arctic Cat and Crystal Sugar.
    On June 15, 1975 he was united in marriage to Marget Hegg in Puposky. Together they made their home near Thief River Falls where they farmed and raised cattle.
    Bob enjoyed going to auction sales, working on his farm, and spending time with his family.
    Bob is survived by his loving wife, Marget of Thief River Falls; his children: Della (Donald) Srnsky, Bonnie (Tom) Srnsky, Pam (Curtis) Halvorson, and David Erlenmeyer, all of Thief River Falls; grandchildren: Kathy Srnsky (special friend Duane Anderson), Kristy (Casey) Anderson, Tracy Srnsky, Jessica (George) Cruz, and Joey (Ashley) Halvorson; 7 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
    Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Connie; infant grandson; grandson, James Halvorson; and infant great-grandson; his parents; brothers, Bill, Harvey, and Tommy; sisters, Ruth Moore, Helen Pratt, and Blanche McCallen; and nephew, Warren McCallen.
    Arrangements with Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls.
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