Funeral services were held for Robert Dornbusch, 82, of Perham, MN, on Friday, July 17, 2009 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Corliss Township, rural Perham with Pastor Del Meyer officiating. The hymns were sung by the congregation and accompanied by Dale Lubitz. Pallbearers were his nephews, Duane Dornbusch, Donald Dornbusch, Daniel Dornbusch, Randy Dornbusch, Gary Dornbusch and Jaymey Dornbusch. Honorary pallbearers were all of Robert's nieces and nephews. Military honors were provided by Charles D. Center V.F.W. Post #3289 of New York Mills, MN. Robert was laid to rest in Spruce Grove Union Cemetery, rural Menahga, MN.
Robert Donald Dornbusch was born on June 28, 1927, at home in Corliss Township, rural Perham, to Fred and Flora (Roberts) Dornbusch. Robert grew up on the family farm and attended District #225 in Corliss Township. From October 25, 1950 to October 6, 1952, Robert served in the United States Army. When Robert returned from the service he worked on various farms in Montana, Elbow Lake and neighboring farms in Corliss Township. In the fall of 1960, Robert joined his brother Raymond and continued farming in Corliss Township until retiring in 1989. Even during his retirement, he enjoyed helping on the family farm.
Robert enjoyed spending time and visiting with his nieces, nephews and their families. He also enjoyed duck hunting, deer hunting, fishing, berry picking, gardening, feeding the birds and tending to his cats. On July 14, 2009, Robert passed away at the Elders' Home in New York Mills. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Preceding Robert in death were his parents; two infant brothers; an infant brother, Eugene; brothers, Harry, Roy and Loren; sister Doris, and her husband Melvin Ruther.
Robert is survived by his sister, Donna (Arnold) Knickrehm of Perham; four brothers, Vernon Dornbusch of Fergus Falls, Raymond (Delores) Dornbusch of Perham, Elmer Dornbusch of Plymouth and Lavern (June) Dornbusch of Perham; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Arrangements are with the Karvonen & Son Funeral Home of New York Mills. Condolences may be sent online at www.karvonenfuneralhome.com.