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Robert E. Loew, 65

Robert “Bob” Edwin Loew, age 65, of Litchfield, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at his home.

He was born March 13, 1945, in Winsted, the son of Raymond and Zoa (LaMott) Loew.

Bob received his education at the Holy Trinity and Howard Lake high schools.

He enlisted in the US Army and was honorably discharged Oct. 31, 1970.

Bob was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Kegler Oct. 30, 1965, at Holy Trinity Church in Winsted. They made their home in Winsted, Watertown, and Litchfield.

While living in Watertown, Bob co-owned an auto body and service center and later owned and operated Bob’s Auto Repair.

When Bob moved to Litchfield, he worked at Woolen Mills and IRD, before opening Loew’s Cycle and Recreation.

Bob was a member at the Church of St. Philip.

His many interests included spending time outdoors, fishing, camping, drag racing, gardening, collecting large and heavy equipment, and watching and feeding his birds. His most enjoyable times were spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also loved to play all sorts of games, including dice and darts.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Loew of Litchfield; children Lisa (and Jim) Turck, and Lee (and Chris) Loew, all of Litchfield; five grandchildren: Raymond Loew, Jennifer Turck, Erik Loew, Amanda Turck, and Rachel Turck, all of Litchfield; his mother, Zoa Fasching of Winsted; sisters Beatrice (and Doug) Rhode of Emily, MN, Betty Kern of Cokato, and Peggy (and Tony) Lachermeier of Waverly; and brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Virgil (and Mavis) Kegler of Lester Prairie, and Delores Kegler of Roseville.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Loew; brother Thomas Loew; niece Dawn Loew; father-in-law and mother-in-law Ed (and Emily) Kegler; stepfather Lanny Fasching; and brothers-in-law Darrell Kegler and Francis Kegler.

A memorial service took place Saturday, March 27 at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield with Father Joseph Steinbeiesser as celebrant. Visitation was from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to the service. Military honors were provided by the Litchfield Military Honor Guard.

Arrangements were by the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield; on-line guestbook at www.johnsonhagglund.com.