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Robert Lynum 10/31/2012

Robert “Bob” Lynum age 80 of River Falls died Wednesday, October  31, 2012 at Well Haven.  He was born the son of Elmer and Bertha (Anderson) Lynum on October 22, 1932.  He attended the Wildwood Rural School and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1950.  In 1952, he married Darlene Dumond and the couple moved to River Falls in 1958.  Bob worked for Smead for 40+ years.  In retirement, Bob and Darlene traveled to Norway, Germany, Alaska and many other places.  They always loved camping, trips to Lake Superior, Friday night fish fry’s, and dancing.  He was a long time member of Ezekiel Lutheran Church.  He was a Packer fan and enjoyed wathcing the annual Iditarod Race.  Bob was proud of his Norwegian heritage which included his affection for his Norwegian Elk Hounds.  He will be missed by his wife, Darlene; children, Christal Lynum, Julie Lynum, Robin (Darrell) Dunn, Duane (Mary) Lynum, Thomas (Sandra) Lynum, Amy (Michael) Benson; grandchildren, Melissa (Jonn) Lynum, Heather (Jamie) Russell, Allison Lynum, Emily (Drew) Pierson, Daniel Lynum, Brian (Rachel) Dunn, Michael Lynum, Mia Benson, Alexander Benson; great-grandchildren, Edmond Pierson, Marley Lynum, Haven Russell, Myla Pierson, Quinn Russell; siblings, Palmer (Carol) Lynum, Wanda (Bud) Holle, Gail (Ruth) Lynum, Larry (Sharon) Lynum, Steve (Peggy) Lynum; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Bertha; sisters, Bernice, Delores, Loretta; brothers, John and Wayne.  A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11:00 am at Ezekiel Lutheran Church in River Falls.  Visitation was also Saturday from 9:30-11:00 am at the church.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.

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