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Robert "Bob" Boeltl

March 25, 1937 — December 11, 2020

Bob Boeltl passed away Friday, December 11, 2020 at the Walker Methodist Rushseba Station in Rush City at the age of 83.

Robert Eugene Boeltl “Bob” was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 25th, 1937. He was the oldest child of Otto and Lorayne Boeltl. His sole sibling is his sister Sandra Holzer.

Bob was very athletic , playing club hockey in grade school and  high school football  at Washington Senior High  School. Bob joined the Marine Corps and was enlisted until 1959.

Bob met the love of his life, Liz Kiesling at age 16.  After graduating from Washington High in 1955, Bob and Liz married in 1957. They have three children.  Joseph, Mark ( who passed away in 2011) and Jeffrey. The children were raised in Roseville, MN.

Bob began working at the America Can Company in 1960. He was a production scheduler and retired from there in 1992.

Bob continued his athletic passions until his later 70s. He enjoyed bowling ( once bowling a 299 game), fast pitch softball,  golf ( having a hole in one ) and most importantly running. Bob took up jogging at age 34. This blossomed into his running 15 marathon's throughout his lifetime. His best time being  3 hours and 23 minutes.

Bob lived the past 28 years of his life with Liz in Pine City, MN.  They enjoyed their lives there having many friends. They spent their time golfing, snowmobiling and playing cribbage ( Bob had a 29 hand dealt to him by Liz a few years ago). Bob also liked to deer hunt and fish.

Bob was kind, loving and was willing to help others. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Liz, his sister Sandy, his children as well as other family members and friends.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth; sons Joseph Boeltl and Jeffrey (Gretchen Bloss) Boeltl; grandchildren: Mark Younghans, Morgan Boeltl, Matthew Boeltl; sister Sandra (Gene) Holzer; many other relatives and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Otto and Lorayne Boeltl and son Mark Boeltl.

Due to Covid 19, a celebration of life will occur in the early summer of 2021.

Interment with Military Honors is planned for 2 PM; Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.  We will meet at Assembly Area #2, before being escorted to the committal site.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Fort Snelling National Cemetery

7601 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55450

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