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Robert P. ‘Rob’ Highum


Tue, Oct 1st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Robert P. ‘Rob’ Highum, 97, of Rushford, Minn. died on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Rob was born on June 27, 1916, in rural Rushford to George and Gertie (Vaagen) Highum. He was raised west of Rushford where he lived and farmed all of his career. Rob was united in marriage with Clarice Hanson on February 22, 1941, in Peterson, Minn. Clarice died in 2003. In 2005, Rob moved off of the farm to Rushford. Rob was a member of Trinity Fellowship Church in Rushford. He was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church from 1916 to 2010, where he was a Sunday School teacher and superintendent, church council member and president, and a member of the men’s club and choir. Rob was a member and president of the Rushford Lions Club; He also served on the Board of Directors for the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home and later on the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Foundation Board. Rob enjoyed golfing. He didn’t learn how to golf until he was 50. He shot his age many times for 18 holes when he was in his 80’s. Rob also enjoyed playing cards, hunting, fishing, and traveling. He spent 25 of his winters in Arizona. Rob cherished his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his friend, Dr. John Peterson.

Rob is survived by four children: Darrel (Ellen) Highum of Rushford, Joan (Joseph) Francois of La Crescent, Minn., James (Katherine) Highum of Evansville, Minn., and Karen Highum of Arlington, Washington; eight grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Herbert (Ruby) Highum of Rushford and Glenn (Teddy) Highum of New Richmond, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, son, John and two brothers, Asmund and George M.

The funeral service will be on Sunday, October 6, at 4:00 p.m. at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford with the Rev. Kristin Rice officiating. Burial will be in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford.

Rob’s family prefers memorials directed to the Trinity Lutheran ELCA Elevator Fund or to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home.

Leave a memory of Rob, sign his online guestbook and view his tribute video when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com

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Thelma (Tim) Judith Ukkestad Anderson

Tue, Sep 3rd, 2013
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Edward James McManimon

Mon, Aug 26th, 2013
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Edward James McManimon, 82, of Rushford, Minn. died on Sunday, August 25, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Edward was born on August 21, 1931, in La Crosse, Wis. to Joseph and Catherine (Kinsella) McManimon. He was raised ..... 
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Marcella ‘Marcy’ Mae (Brand) Mierau

Wed, Aug 21st, 2013
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Marcella ‘Marcy’ Mae (Brand) Mierau, 84, of Hart, died Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home. She was born on November 21, 1928, in Hart to Edward and Mabel (Bublitz) Brand. Marcy grew up on a large diary farm at Ha ..... 
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Ruth E. Estes

Tue, Aug 13th, 2013
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Betty J. Dolalie

Tue, Aug 6th, 2013
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Betty J. Dolalie, 83, formerly of Bratsburg, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Betty was born April 29, 1930 in Flint, Michigan to Thomas and Ovedia (Landsverk) Rude. Her family later returned to the Rushfo ..... 
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Leslie Kenneth Hovde

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
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Leslie Kenneth Hovde, 93 of Rushford, Minn. died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home. Les was born July 11, 1920 in Rushford to John Peter and Hazel (Torgerson) Hovde. Les graduated from Rushford High School in 1938. He farmed hi ..... 
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Nina J. Malmin

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
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Nina J. Malmin, 80, of Wells, Minn. and formerly of Rushford, Minn. died on Wednesday, June 12, at the Albert Lea Medical Center in Albert Lea, Minn. Nina was born on January 4, 1933, in Preston, Minn. to Charles and Anna (Matson) Barber. She was ..... 
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Roger Allen Vitse

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
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Roger Allen Vitse, 80, a lifelong Rushford, Minn. resident, died Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Roger was a kind and gentle man who always made you feel special no matter who you were. He had a deep love for ..... 
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