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Robert Arthur KarauMemorial services for Robert A. Karau, age 75, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2016 at Grace Christian Church. Rev. George Marin will officiate. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Robert died Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Albert Lea.
Robert A. Karau was born August 27, 1940 in Rochester, Minnesota, the son of Glen and Anne Marie (Vessey) Karau. He graduated from high school in New Mexico. On May 19, 1962, Robert was united in marriage to Jean Mulholland. Robert served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman; he was very proud of his military career. He was a member of Grace Christian Church. He enjoyed playing and listening to music, cooking, and watching NASCAR and the Indy 500 and was a private pilot and loved flying as a hobby. Robert loved having pet dogs and being around other dogs.
Robert is survived by his wife, Jean Karau; son, Thomas Karau; daughters, Ramona (Steve) Haveraneck and Angie (Jeff) Woodside; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother, Gary (Barb) Karau, and sister, Glenda Andrist.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Marie Karau.
I have been friends with Jean for 40 years, she was always so proud of her husband, Bob. She would talk about him when he drove truck and was coming in from a trip, her eyes would light up with happiness. He was part of every conversation we had, and I'm sure I met him several times. I know that they had a beautiful union and that she will feel like she is lost. With that said I also know that Jean is a strong woman, and has her faith to help her through these hard times. My friendship will always be there for her, as my shoulder to lean on. Rest in peace Bob until the good lord brings your love home to you. Love you Jean, my heart is with you now.
Maxine Narverud Jul 13 2016 12:00 AM