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Robert R. Wuotila, 65

Robert Ronald Wuotila, age 65, of Cokato, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009.

Robert was born Oct. 30, 1943, at the Cokato Hospital to Robert W. and Alina Wuotila.

Following high school, Robert served his country for four years in the US Marine Corps, and 10 years in the US Navy.

Upon discharge, he spent many years employed as a merchant marine and an independent truck driver.

Bob enjoyed driving, the desert solitude, and the ocean. He also enjoyed working on cars, riding his motorcycle, and his newfound love and marriage to Shayla Wuotila, whom he nursed in sickness and health for eight years. Above all, Bob served his Lord diligently.

He is survived by twin sisters, Carol (Erv) Gutknecht and Arlyce Lou Theis; a brother, Steve “Woody” (Joyce) Wuotila; three stepsons, Dave, Timothy, and Tony Nelson; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and step-grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Wyman; wife Shayla; and brother-in-law Marvin Theis.

Services took place Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato with Pastor Joel Warne presiding. Interment followed at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

Arrangements were by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato.