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Robert Lyngaas -- St. Charles

July 18, 2017

Robert E. “Bob” Lyngaas, 79, of St. Charles, died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

Bob was born Oct. 2, 1937, in Fergus Falls, Minn., to Julius and Agnes (Orpen) Lyngaas. He graduated from Fergus Falls High School in 1955 and attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, for a year and a half before serving in the Army for two years.

Bob and Susan Christenson were married at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa, in 1965. They made their home in Rochester. He worked at IBM for 34 years, retiring in 1991. They later moved to St. Charles.

Bob loved to hunt and fish as well as collect antiques, fishing lures and collectibles, and duck decoys. Bob’s “home away from home” was Clitherall Lake where he enjoyed fishing, golfing, watching birds, relaxing, and spending time with great friends and family. As a young man he excelled at all sports, including softball and football, and also enjoyed shooting pool and playing cards. Bob was a fan of all Minnesota sports, especially the Gophers, Twins and Vikings.

He belonged to Faith Lutheran Church and the Moose Lodge, both of St. Charles.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Sue; his children, Jay (Angela) Lyngaas of LaCrosse, Wis., and Kerri (Todd) Leucuta of St. Charles; two grandchildren, Hayden Rosenblatt of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Maddison Leucuta of St. Charles; stepgrandchildren, Jacob and Tristan; sisters-in-law, LaVonne “Boots” Majerus and Bev (Bob) Nisbit, both of St. Charles, Ruth Lyngaas of Waconia, Minn., and Marilyn Christenson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jewell.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Faith Lutheran Church in St. Charles, with the Rev. Steve McGinley officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in St. Charles. They may also call one hour before services at the church on Wednesday. The St. Charles Veterans of Foreign War and American Legion posts will conduct military graveside honors at the cemetery.

Please share a memory of Bob at his online guestbook and view his video tribute, when it becomes available, at www.hofffuneral.com.

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