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Robert Gothmann, 64

Robert “Bob” J. Gothmann, age 64, of Delano, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 19, 2015.

A memorial service is planned at a later date.

Memorials preferred to Ridgeview Hospice. No flowers please.

Robert was born May 14, 1951, in Waconia, the son of John and Doris (Wagener) Gothmann. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waconia.

Robert was united in marriage to Janine E. Lahr May 26, 1979, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia by the Rev. Robert Schaefer.

Bob passed away very peacefully at his home after a long illness. With the help of family and friends, he was able to be where he was most comfortable. In his last days, hearing Jan’s voice brought a smile to his face. She was his constant supporter and comfort.

Bob loved to buy and sell just about anything. One day, a semi full of Tonka Trucks showed up at their home in Mayer. Jan, the boys, and the neighbors couldn’t believe it – or maybe they could!

He loved to travel, and often would have the camper packed and ready to go with Jamie and Joe on board when Jan got home from work. He also loved to drive to Florida and Alaska. His first trip to Alaska was for his and Jan’s honeymoon.

Bob loved his family, and took his sons along on many excursions as they were growing up. He enjoyed coaching them in grade school baseball. As they grew up and golfed in high school, he was often the only spectator at their tournaments. He was very proud of them.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Doris and John Gothmann; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tom and Grace Lahr; and special uncle, James Gothmann.

He is survived by his loving family; wife Jan; sons and daughters-in-law Jamie and Anne Gothmann of Princeton, NJ, and Joseph and Alee Gothmann of Tarrytown, NY; sisters and brothers Carol (Ron) Lindner of Mayer, Judy (Mark) Precht, Michael Gothmann, David Gothmann, all of Waconia, Rosie (Dan) Ratigan of Lander, WY, John Gothmann, Patti (Paul) Higgins, all of Waconia; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Leanne and Brad Melcher of Waconia; special cousin and caregiver Amanda Schultz; cousins Steve and Pat Schultz, Stephanie (Schultz) Trnka, Rich and Jan Schultz and family; and other family and friends.

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

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