Robert F. Mayhew, 79, of Rochester, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at the Mayo Clinic, St. Marys Hospital.
Bob was born February 1, 1938 in Rochester to Robert D. and Louise (Simonds) Mayhew. He was a graduate of Rochester High School, attended Rochester Junior College and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in civil engineering. Bob also was a veteran, proudly serving in the U.S. Army. On February 14, 1969, Bob married Constance Immel in Rochester. He worked for the Minnesota Department of Transportation for 37 years, went to Yaggy Colby Assoc. before retiring in 2001. Bob enjoyed woodworking, watching old movies and was an avid reader. He was a member of the Kiwanis; RCTC Learning Is Forever (LIFE); Dollars and Sense Inv. Club; Civil War Round Table; Veterans Round Table, The American Legion, Eastwood Bank New Horizons Club and was active in the Senior Citizens Center. Bob was also a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church where he was very active as an usher, committee member and volunteering wherever he was needed.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Connie; daughter, Michelle Kerwin of Rochester; grandson, Brock Kerwin of Rochester and brother, William (Nancy) Mayhew of Rochester. Bob was preceded in death by his son, Michael and his parents, Robert and Louise.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November, 28, 2017 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1212 12th Ave. NW, Rochester. Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, November 27, 2017 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW and one hour prior to the service at the church. The Rev. Dr. Charles Ortloff will be officiating with interment at Grandview Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, Channel One or to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Connie and family, I am so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. He was a true gentleman and always had an upbeat positive attitude. Connie , you and Bob made
a great couple. Thanks much for the Good times square dancing and attending the RCT. You are all in my prayers. Joe Meade
Connie, We are so sorry to hear of Bob'd passing. Both of you were a wonderful pair of volunteers in the Kiwanis Day Makers. Bob was always happy and helpful. Thinking and praying for you and your family. Larry and Gay Segar
Connie, Shelly and Brock, We have no words that can express our sorrow for you and the family. We love Bob very much. Bob was such a positive person filled with joy of life. He's someone I looked up to and you both made impressions on me that remain with me to this day. So many thoughts of times with you both go through our minds. We love you all and wish you our deepest condolences on the loss of Bob. The lord will have a wonderful soul in my Godfather. We will miss you. Love Mark, Julie and Family
Connie, Michelle, Brock, Bill and Nancy - Sorry to hear of the sudden passing Robert. I will be Maryland all next week. I remember when we moved into the house next door to Louise own in Meadow Park in 1965 and the first I met the Mayhew crew.. I also remembered the times Robert took me for a ride in his Ford Mustang. Sue and I send our condolences.
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