Memorial Mass was held for Robert "Bob" Mayer, age 89 of Perham on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Perham, Minnesota with Fr. Matthew Kuhn officiating. Inurnment was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Frazee, Minnesota. Robert John Mayer was born on September 20, 1927 in the Frazee Village, Becker County Minnesota. His was the son of Leonard John and Lenora (Wambeke) Mayer. Bob graduated from the Frazee High School with the class of 1945. He honorably served in the United States Army from January 1, 1946 to July 1, 1947. Bob attended the Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis graduating with a trade degree and then returned home to work with his brother, Jim. On June 28, 1952 Bob was united in marriage with Kathleen Winter. Bob was employed with Wilcox Lumber Yard in Frazee, the Detroit Lakes Highway Department and 25 years at St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes as the maintenance engineer. On July 8, 2017 Bob passed away at Essentia Health in Fargo, North Dakota at 89 years of age. He will be missed by his family and friends. Preceding Bob in death were his parents; brother, Jim and his wife Peggy. Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Kathleen Mayer of Perham; 2 daughters: Jill (Tom) Mickelson and Amy (Scott) Witkop; 4 sons: Mike Mayer; James (Brenda) Mayer; Greg (Kim) Mayer and Eric (Bonnie) Mayer; grandchildren: Adam Mayer; Vanessa Mayer; Lisa (Jon) Dahl; Nora (Frasier) Bodie; Whitney Mayer, Phillip (Stasia) Mickelson, Jamie (Mike) Johnson, Alex (Missy) Mickelson, Sally (Jake) Rux, Matt (Julie) Witkop Cassie (Matt) Rossing, Lee (Karen) Witkop, Rikki (Dan) Conwell, Victoria Mayer, Byron Hirst, Tanner Mayer; 19 great grandchildren; many other relatives and a host of friends.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to send Robert's family a message of comfort and support. Arrangements were provided by Karvonen Funeral and Cremation Services in New York Mills, Minnesota.