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Robert M. Karie, 82

Robert Milton Karie, age 82, of Annandale, formerly of Duluth, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at the Annandale Care Center.

He was born Sept. 13, 1929, in French Lake Township, to Lindsay and Hilma (Hendrickson) Karie.

Bob graduated from Annandale High School with the class of 1948.

He honorably served his country in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War.

Bob owned and operated his own farm operation near French Lake for most of his life.

He was a member of the Maple Lake VFW Post 7664 and Maple Lake American Legion Post 131, and a former member of the Duluth VFW Post 37 and Duluth American Legion Post 571.

Bob enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and sports.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Patrick and Phyllis, of Rapid City, SD, Bruce and Laura, of West Bend, WI, Robert and Laurie, of Dickenson, ND, Pam and Forrest Sartell of Coon Rapids, Diane Karie Gearhart of Brimfield, OH, and Elizabeth and Stacy Karie Cox of Audubon, PA; ex-wife Cathy; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Chad; a brother, Tom; and a sister, Pearl Thompson.

Funeral services took place Saturday, Jan. 28 at noon at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale with Pastor Robert Karie officiating. Friends called one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Obituary, guestbook, video tribute and funeral Webcast online at dingmannfuneral.com.

Memorials preferred to the Annandale Care Center or the American Cancer Society.