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Robert W. Dose, 65

Robert Walter Dose, age 65, of Hamburg, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at his home.

He was born May 10, 1947, in Glencoe, the son of Walter H. and Lois L. (Kern) Dose. He was baptized May 25, 1947, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato by the Rev. R.L. Ehlen, and confirmed March 26, 1961, at the same church by the Rev. Edgar F. Schroeder.

Bob was united in marriage to Lorraine K. Bollmann Aug. 24, 1968, at Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Township, Cologne, by the Rev. John Melchert.

The couple farmed north of Plato on Bob’s family farm until 1970, at which time they moved to their current farm southeast of Hamburg. Here, they worked together with the Lenzen family (Marlys, Loren, Mark, and Patty), working hard and enjoying every day. As years went on, Robert greatly enjoyed working alongside his sons, Jon and Jared.

A loving husband, dad, and grandpa, Bob’s grandchildren were his pride and joy. He had a passion for his small gatherings at the farm with family and friends, and looked forward to the annual Memorial Day and July 4th picnics with friends.

Farming was Bob’s love, spending his days on his John Deere tractors, and attending Red and White Holstein cow auctions.

A faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church, Bob had served as trustee from 2005 through 2007.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Lois Dose; stepfather Earl Sprengeler; brother Jon Sprengeler; father-in-law and mother-in-law Erwin and Malinda Bollmann; and brother-in-law Loren Lenzen.

Robert is survived by his loving family; wife Lorraine; sons and daughters-in-law Jon and Kelly Dose of Green Isle, and Jared and Stacy Dose of Hamburg; daughter Jaclyn Dose of Hamburg; grandchildren Alison, Grace, Ava, and Sam Dose, and Kirstin, Emma, and Kellen Dose; sister and brother-in-law Jane and Don Bayerl of Annandale; sisters-in-law Marlys Lenzen of Green Isle, and Linda Sprengeler of Darwin; nieces and nephews Becky and Todd Sullwold, Tricia and Ryan Kusske, and Mark and Patti Lenzen; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service took place Saturday Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Twp., Cologne with Rev. Eric Zacharias and Padre Howie Krienke officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Visitation was Friday, Dec. 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.; and continued Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Casket bearers were Warren Prehn, Loren Engelmann, Randall Wroge, Mark Melcher, Marlin Melcher, Mark Lenzen, Jim Heckmann, and Chris Franzen.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.