Bob was born in Minneapolis on November 29, 1927and passed away from complications related to diabetes on April 29, 2021.
Bob married Betty Lange in 1949 and raised seven children. He worked many farm jobs in the early years, then started his own con struction company. He built his home in Brooklyn Center in 1955 where he lived with his family until moving to Maple Grove in 1960.
He joined the Maple Grove police department 1962, became chief of police in 1967 and retired from the force in 1992. He was elected as Maple Grove's mayor in 1994 and served two terms.
He is survived by his wife Marjorie (Anderson), daughter Linda (Glea son), son Leigh, daughter LaGrett a (Lunde), son Craig, daughter Barbara and daughter Rebecca (Muhich) in addition to many step-children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents Mitred and Henriett a, wife Betty (Lange), wife Sue (Banghart), son Bruce, half brothers Glenn and Charles and half-sister Olive (Wold).
Reviewal will be held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove on Tuesday May 4, 2021 from 1-4 pm. A private service for the family will be held after the reviewal at the Green wood Cemetery in Greenfield.
Our son recently passed away and of course you never expect to have to deal with this for your children so my wife and I were not only devastated but didn’t know what to do or where to turn next. Evans-Nordby was recommended to us by our Priest and I’m so glad he did. From the moment I talked to Tina on the phone I could tell we were in good hands as she took care of every detail. We met with her the next day and she went through all the aspects of what we were to expect in the coming days, weeks, then months ahead. Every employee we had contact with at Evans-Nordby was kind, compassionate and extremely professional. Thanks Tina and to all at Evans-Nordby for making an unbearable experience at least tolerable.