Robert Duane Saeger age 81 of Rochester passed away May 24, 2011 in Seasons Hospice.Born July 22, 1929 in Ortonville, MN the son of Louis & Irene Saeger.Robert retired from Rainbow Foods where he spent most of his career as a produce manager, after retirement he worked for Dons IGA in Spring Valley for several years.He loved fishing, hunting, enjoyed working and being able to spend time around people.His love of music and happy whistle made him a joy to be around.He was a sports enthusiast and especially enjoyed watching and attending his grandchildren's sporting events. He will be long remembered for his caring and happy demeanor and his sweet tooth. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and attended the Methodist Church in Mazeppa.Robert's first marriage was to Barbara Musil in 1951 and they later divorced, he then married Phyllis Gribble and she preceded him in death in 1979, and in 1992 he married Patricia and she survives.Also surviving is his four children: Shyla Kloosterman (Dennis) of Kalamazoo, MI; Rod Saeger of Apple Valley, MN; Randy Saeger of Eagan, MN; and Roberta Moats (Doug) of Lakeville, MN; his three stepchildren: Sharon Hiljus (Doug) of New Hope, MN, Michelle Pederson (Michael) of Cedar, MN, and Theresa Kuhn of Rochester.12 grandchildren: Nicole, Danielle, Megan, Chris, Mike, Jake, Matt, Steve, Keith, Karen, Lori, and Miranda, and four great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister, and a stepson David Saeger.Memorial services will be held 11 AM Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Home Chapel.Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.Memorials appreciated to Seasons Hospice or donor's favorite charity.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes5421 Royal Place NWRochester, MN55901(507) 289-3600
Rochester, MN 55901
What can I say about my uncle Bob,, I and my family , loved him very much and loved his and Pat''s visits..After my dad died he was there for us ,, he always made each one of us feel really special ,,and because of him we felt special .. We were lucky to have been apart of his life and his wonderful love .. We will miss his laugh, and his stories will always be with me .. And I know you are with your heavenly family ,,who I know you greatly missed.. God Bless you and thank you uncle Bob ,,for being part of my family,,,, I was blessed to know you!!
Bob will truly be missed!!! I meet Bob in Apple Valley many years ago at Rainbow Foods about 1986. I am from Pine Island MN but have live all over southern MN. I seemed to run into Bob often and totally love to visit with him. I just remember back in the 80''s I bartended for a company in Rosemount and Bob and Leo Tix would come in for a drink every once in a while and I could listen to the two of them talk about anything. No matter where I ran into him he always took time out to visit with me. He was like a grandpa to me and the last time I seen him he was in Spring Valley. My heart goes out to the family!!!