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.