Robert Huewe “Bob” passed away on 12/26/2019, in Sanford Fargo hospital, surrounded by his wife and children.
Born in Remsen, IA on 5/22/1942, to Gerland and Celeste (Freyman) Huewe, Bob was raised in Remsen and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School. After high school, he attended college at the University of Iowa, studying Industrial Engineering and becoming a lifelong Hawkeye fan.
Through a mutual friend, Bob met his lifelong love, Margy. They were wed on 6/22/1963 in Sioux City, IA. After his college graduation, Bob got a job at Eli Lilly Company in Indianapolis, IN in Telecommunications, where he proudly worked for 27 years. He and Margy made their home in Martinsville, IN where they lived until 1992.
A true family man, Bob and Margy were blessed with 4 children – Brenda, Brigit, Michelle and Brian. Bob lived for his family and his greatest joy was watching his children grow and learn. He also loved spending time with, and teaching his 6 grandkids – Robert, Jacob, Jennifer, Makena, Hayden and Bria. In addition to his children and grandchildren, Bob adored his fur babies. He has 2 dogs; Simba III and Silver, both labs. Bob and his “boys” would spend their evenings together, watching TV.
In 1992, Bob, Margy and their youngest child Brian moved to Bayside Resort, in Walker, MN, to pursue their dream of resort ownership. Together, they ran the resort where Bob flourished with new skills. Bob was a true engineer and his engineering touches can be witnessed throughout the resort. Bob, always the avid fisherman, quickly learned Leech Lake and was always happy to share his knowledge with his family and resort guests. Bob’s dream of resort ownership exemplified his commitment to family. Through the resort, he was able to keep his and Margy’s family connected and bring them closer together. He will be fondly remembered by all of his guests, who became his dearest friends/extended family.
Bob was a quiet man with a quick wit, was always happy to help anyone who had a question and loved to share his knowledge. He was very giving and gave what he could to better those around him. He was a 50-year member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, a 3rd degree knight in the Knights of Columbus and a founding member of the Leech Lake Tourism Bureau.
Bob is survived by his wife Margy, Daughters Brenda (Tim), Brigit, son Brian (Nicky) and his 6 grandchildren, Robert, Jacob, Jennifer, Makena, Hayden and Bria; his brother Phil, his sister Sr. Helen, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter, Michelle.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Walker with Father Tim Lange officiating. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Walker.
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