He was raised in Minneapolis and graduated from North High School in 1959. Bob was a member of the Calvin Presbyterian Church in Long Lake, Minnesota. He rode into Christ’s Kingdom in his “heavenly hot-rod.”
Bob was an avid car buff and could repair anything. He had many jobs while growing up, including working with his dad at his garage in Brooklyn Center. He worked for the MN Chemical Co. for most of his adult life except for a brief time in which he and his brother, Floyd, had a garage in Mound, Minnesota. Bob’s biggest enjoyment was working in cars and going to auction and flea markets with his son, Jarid.
Bob very much enjoyed going to any event that his children or grandchildren were involved in. He was a “kid magnet;” all the children would vie for his attention.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Joyce. They would often kid each other about being best friends. They travelled a lot and enjoyed camping and meeting people.
Bob always had a story on any subject- if you heard the story more than once it usually got bigger and bigger.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Rodney and Floyd, and sister Beverly.
Survived by wife Joyce, children Jeff (Karen) Denny of Lakeville; Jill Rayburn of Jeffersonville, Ohio; Jodi (David) Hall of Prior Lake; Jon Denny of Minneapolis; Jim (Angie) Denny of Grand Rapids; Jarid Sutter of Braham; and Joel (Tiffany) Sutter of Orting, Wash.; grandchildren Jaclyn, Jamie, Kaitlyn, Austin, Loren, Tori, Alexa, Samantha, Alivia, Katie, Sydney, Megan, Grace, Brandon, Makenzie, Tristen, Lindsay, and Bryant; great grandchildren Devin, Katherine, Madyx, Aela, and Wyatt; brothers-in-law Lowell (Rosemary) Durham of Cambridge; and Larry (Carole) Wulterin of Huntington Beach, Calif.; sisters-in-law Donna Sutter of Braham; and Dorothy Sutter of Ham Lake; best friend Michael Cornell of Minneapolis; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Braham Covenant Church with Rev. Steve Jennisch officiating. Music was provided by Nancy Peabody. Arrangements were by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.