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Robert Riegert

Posted By Ballard Sunder Funeral Home On October 20, 2020 @ 1:06 pm In 2020,Obituaries | 9 Comments

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Robert “Bob” Allen Riegert, age 83, of Sun City, AZ, formerly of Burnsville, MN, passed on Sunday, October 18, 2020.

A time of gathering will be held on Wednesday, November 11, from 4-6 pm, at Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation, 4565 Pleasant Street SE, Prior Lake. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, November 12, at 11 am, at the Church of Risen Savior, 1501 County Road 42 E, Burnsville, MN. Friends and family who can’t attend in person are invited to stream the service at the following link: Bob Riegert Funeral Service (Meeting ID: 943 8109 3935 / Passcode: 687799). Bob will be laid to rest at St. John Catholic Cemetery, in Burnsville.

Robert Allen was born on March 3, 1937 in Minneapolis, MN. He was the proud son of Myron and Lucille (Anderson) Riegert. Bob was the first of four sons growing up in Bloomington, MN where he graduated from high school in 1955.

While as a teenager, Bob started selling produce on the side of the street, which led him to being offered a position with the local grocery store as a produce manager. While working at the grocery store, Bob also proudly served his country enlisting in the United States Navy. He first served in the Reserves, before volunteering for active duty for two years in San Diego, CA. Bob finished out his commitment back in the Reserves. The experience in the military and the grocery store prepared him to be a successful businessman. Bob took a leap of faith and became a realtor, before owning and operating two service stations in Richfield and Lakeville, MN. for many years. There he was a mentor to the many young men who worked for him.

While crossing paths at a wedding, Bob met Gloria Rebel. They started courting and on October 22, 1960, they were united in marriage at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Savage, MN. The Riegert’s settled in Burnsville, where they spent the majority of their life. They were blessed with two precious daughters, Deb and Ronna. Bob was active in all four seasons of weather and generally had his family beside him. They enjoyed snowmobiling, boating, and camping in the motorhome, traveling all over the U.S. and Canada.

Bob remained a kid at heart throughout life. He enjoyed decorating the home with Christmas lights, taking the kids to the Torch Light Parade, and playing with all his outside toys! Bob was a huge NASCAR fan and enjoyed fishing, watching football, organizing and participating in snowmobile runs and donating time to Kids ‘n Kinship. He also enjoyed golfing and was a huge supporter of the 3M golf tournament coordinating the workers for every hole. Bob was a member of the Risen Savior church choir for many years and an active member of the American Legion.

Unfortunately, Bob experienced some dark times, especially with the illness and passing of Gloria. In 2007, he began wintering in Sun City, AZ and spent summers in Minnesota. Over the last decade, a whole new chapter in his life, gave Bob a reason to smile and purpose in life. He connected to a daughter Ruby he never knew. Each spring, Bob would visit her and her family before returning to Minnesota. He savored these times! In 2013, Bob made Sun City his permanent address. Over the last few years, he found great joy and companionship in his puppies Brandy and Alex, bringing him back to his earlier days of raising puppies.

Despite life’s trials and tribulations, Bob still found positivity in his life enjoying his many friends he called family in Arizona. Bob was extremely generous, felt his emotions deep, yet had a hard time expressing it. He was independent, strong willed and readily available in a time of need. Bob was charismatic, had a great sense of humor and showered everyone with his infectious laugh.

Bob will be greatly missed and forever loved by daughters, Deb (John) Beuch, Ronna (Bart) Hauge, Ruby (Rocky) Timm; grandchildren, Kalyn (Peter) Dulon, Ashley (Matt) Krenik, Alicia (Nick) Johnson, Jordyn Trog, Alex Hauge, Jade Hauge, Allie (Travis) Broderick, Shelby Timm; great grandchildren, Ellie Dulon, Freddy Dulon, Roselyn Beuch-Wollner, Lincoln Krenik, and Baby Krenik due in December, Kendra Broderick, and twins Kimber and Konrad Broderick; sister-in-law, Barb Rebel; and many other relatives and friends

Greeting Bob home in Heaven is his wife, Gloria; parents, Myron and Lucille; brothers, Gordy, Denny, Phil and brother-in-law, Jim Rebel.

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Condolence from Laurie Quinlan on October 21st, 2020 6:25 pm

My condolence’s to all of Bob’s family. Recently came upon this quote by Leo Buscaglia, “Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.”
Keep spreading the memories of his fantastic life that he shared with all of you, I know that memories always puts a huge smile on my face, some laughter then warms up the heart. Will keep you all in my prayers.

Condolence from Michael King on October 21st, 2020 7:40 pm

R.I.P. Bob Riegert. You mentored me at your service station and taught me many life lessons in the process. Thank you for taking your time to teach me to be a good man. God bless.

Condolence from Roy Dop on October 22nd, 2020 1:09 pm

Bob is remembered as a good friend and golfing buddy. He did a superior job getting our group to participate in helping with the 3M Tournaments. May he rest in peace. Roy Dop

Condolence from Shirley Marek on October 22nd, 2020 11:11 pm

Dear family, I have many good memories of time spent with your Dad in Minnesota & Arizona.. He was a good man who. loved life..RIP BOB

Condolence from William Shoaff on October 23rd, 2020 11:15 am

Bill & Paige Shoaff will miss Bob as we have known him for so many years while in Minnesota and Arizona. We spent many holidays with him in Arizona. He seemed more like family than just a great friend.
Rest in peace old friend.

Condolence from Ann Schwartz on October 27th, 2020 9:31 am

It’s always hard to say goodbye.
You fought a good fight my friend. You will be missed by
The last few months have given me the opportunity to
get to know your wonderful daughters. They are very
special ladies. You should be very proud of them.
Until we meet again rest on peace my friend.

Condolence from Jay Laramy on October 31st, 2020 8:14 pm

I spent many years with Bob. We shared the same birth date March 3rd. He would either call me or I would call him to wish each other a happy birthday. When I lost my wife he convinced me to go to Arizona for my first winter. We played many rounds of golf. He brought me into his circle of friends and I was very grateful for that. I visited with him one week before he died and thought that he was coming along ok from his surgery. I was very surprised when I heard the news that he had passed. He will be missed greatly by his family and his friends.

Condolence from Elmer (shorty ) Fosseen on November 8th, 2020 7:20 am

My sympathy to the family. I graduated with Bob in 1955, we sang together in the school quartet’

Condolence from Pam Kraska on November 12th, 2020 3:27 pm

To a man I always considered my ‘2nd dad.’ He brought me on a family vacation(s) and I lived in a camper with his family for a week. All the memories that have gotten us to this point, and now is is at his eternal home; where God has a room for him. He will be missed. I am sorry for the empty spot that this leaves in the heart of his family. My family. My friends and forever loved family.

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