Robert "Bob" Samuel McClocklin, 80, of Rochester, Minnesota passed away on the evening of July 23rd, 2023, with his wife of 56 years, Susan (Deeg) McClocklin, at his side. Bob was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to Lila (Johnson) and Samuel McClocklin.
Bob graduated from Owatonna High School and continued his education at the University of Minnesota. During his senior year in college, he met Susie while playing touch football. For their first date, Bob took Susie to her first Gopher hockey game on her 18th birthday. The two were married on December 17th, 1966, in Albert Lea, Minnesota.
Bob graduated from the U of M with a degree in metallurgical engineering. His career began at IBM, working most of his 36 years there in management.
As he collected birthdays, Bob coached Squirt hockey for over 10 years, served as treasurer of Olmsted Outreach, and volunteered at First Presbyterian Church. Bob was an active member as well as a past President of the Downtown Kiwanis Club, headed the fundraiser of peanut sales, and enjoyed working at the Kiwanis hockey tournaments.
Bob loved his four legged family members, sports cars, curling, robots, hockey, golfing, fishing and traveling with friends. Family time at the cabin was one of Bob's favorite pastimes.
Susie recalls what she loved most about her husband was his loving devotion to his family and his ability to solve any problem. Their three daughters describe their dad as kind, generous, dependable, benevolent, considerate, and respectable.
One of Bob's truest prides and joys were his nine grandchildren. More than anything, he enjoyed watching his grandchildren cultivate passions for their own hobbies.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Lila and Samuel, and his siblings, John, Thomas, and Beth McClocklin. He is survived by his wife, Susie, and his children: Megan (Braden) Markham, Alison McClocklin, and Kristin (Michael) Ewing. Additionally, he is survived by his 9 grandchildren: Woodlin, Zayda, Grayden, Eli, Oliver, Rowan, Adelay, Sawyer, and Sage. He will be greatly missed.
The family would like to extend a gracious thank you to Mayo Clinic Hospice who provided comfort, support and dignity to Bob during his last days at home.
The service will be at First Presbyterian Church at 512 3rd St. SW Rochester, MN 55902 on Friday, August 4th at 11 am. There will be a visitation 1 hour before. Please join the family and friends following the service for lunch. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity of your choice.