Robert Bellig

Robert Bellig Robert “Bob or Bobby” Bellig, age 87 of Redwood Falls, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Sunwood Good Samaritan Care Center in Redwood Falls. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 10 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday at the church with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Monday. Burial, with military honors, is in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

Robert Wayne Bellig, the son of Robert and Veronica (Frantz) Bellig, was born October 11, 1927 in New Avon Township, Redwood County. He grew up in the rural Wabasso area. Robert received his elementary school education in District 7 rural school and attended Wabasso high school until 1942. Robert was inducted into the United States Army in March of 1946 and served in the 2nd Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, working in the hospital mess hall as a cook until he was honorably discharged in April of 1947. Upon returning home he met and married the love of his life, Phyllis Monahan, on October 14, 1949 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso. The couple settled on a farm near Wabasso where Robert farmed. In 1966 they moved west of Redwood Falls by the river and Robert began his employment at the APCO gas station, then at Klabunde Construction as a carpenter, and later at Central Bi Products to help build the plant and he stayed on as a maintenance supervisor until his retirement in 1983. In 1983 Robert married his second wife Marjorie Holscher and started his “Bob B’s Dirt and Gravel” business which he ran until 1989. He then totally retired to spend time with his family and dogs (Spike, Joey and Winnie). Robert was a member of St Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls and also belonged to the Redwood Falls American Legion. Robert enjoyed fixing up older homes, gardening, volunteer driving, serving at funerals, and playing cards.

Roberts survived by his children: Gail Bellig of Redwood Falls, Jo Kremin of Redwood Falls,   Fay King of Winnebago, Sandy Bellig of Carver, Susie Bellig of Spicer, Pete Bellig of Redwood Falls, and Wayne (Bekki) Bellig of Redwood Falls; grandchildren: Briana, Mathew, Megan, Katie, Jared, Andrea and Gracey; and great-grandson Maverick. Survivors also include three step-daughters: Pam Panitzke, Janet (Greg) Bitker and Michele (Gordy) Harazin, all of Redwood Falls; many step-grandchildren; and sister Ursala Broich of Sleepy Eye. He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Phyllis Bellig in 1980 and his second wife Marjorie (Holscher) Bellig in 2015, infant son Charles, his sisters, Sylvia & Florence, son-in law Charles King, and numerous in-laws.

Blessed be his memory.

Comments

  1. Cleo Steffl says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

  2. Daniel Monahan says:

    Uncle Bobby your sense of humor is missed… your kind heart is missed… your hard working hands are missed…
    You were a great among men and loved by many who knew you a called you dad, pop, Grand pa, brother, brother in law and Uncle… Rest in peace uncle Bobby and say hi to all the family and Aunt Phyllis… Heavens getting full of Great people who have left loved ones behind… but we all are comforted by knowing you and many who have gone before you are all free of pain and the ailments that you are all released from as you enter heaven’s eternal realm. watch over your family left… and celebrate the reunion with all the family that has gone before…
    Love and prayers for your family,
    Wayne R Monahan, Wayne S. Monahan, Daniel Monahan and family

  3. Cheryl Kramer Vinson says:

    What a wonderful tribute to Bob. This gives a great history of his life journey, which will be very useful for inclusion in our Bellig geneology. I did not know Bob, but my mom, Marge Kramer always said that he had a great sense of humor. From the obituary above above, it sounds like Bob had a very large family and that he lived a very full life. I truly wish that I had been able to get to know Bob.
    To the Bellig family, I send my wishes that you will find some comfort in the healing process, with friends and family supporting you in your journey. I am sending a hug to each of you to help a little bit. Take care and live life fully.
    With love,
    Cheryl Kramer Vinson
    Cherylvins@aol.com

  4. Mike Harmer says:

    To the family,
    Uncle Bob was a wonderful guy and I cherish the time we spent together reminiscing about the family as he helped trace back the family history. His guidance and friendship will be surely missed, our prayers go out to the whole Bellig family.

    Mike & Kathy Harmer
    Huntersville, NC

  5. Ruby Gustafson says:

    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing – right after your Mom’s – We also have fond memories of him. don & Ruby Gustafson

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