Robert William Drogemuller, 68, of Chatfield, passed away April 20, 2017 at Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester.
Robert was born in Lanesboro, Minn., on September 28, 1948 to Marcus and Audrey (Williams) Drogemuller. He was raised in Preston through fifth grade and moved to Chatfield and graduated from Chatfield High School in 1968.
Robert went into the Air Force on December 8, 1968, serving in the Military Police and Sentry Dogs. Robert was stationed in Florida, Illinois, and Udorn, Thailand.
On June 8, 1969 Robert and Marla Coe were married at Fountain Lutheran Church. To this marriage five children were born.
When returning to Minnesota, he went into farming with his dad until selling the cows in 2000. He then worked for Chatfield school as a custodian until retiring in 2013 because of health issues.
Robert is lovingly remembered by his wife, Marla and sons William (Belinda) and Jacob (Denise) of Chatfield, Jason (Samantha) of Lanesboro, and daughters Christie (Don) Mabe of Chatfield, and Jennifer (Chad) Sagdalen of Rochester. Also, grandchildren: Jerico, Patrick, Megan, Reece, Brady, Michael, Kayla, Autumn, Marcaisia, Alden, Kaidence, Jonathan, Angelique, Chloe, and grandson on the way, mother Audrey of Fountain, and sisters Deb Bjortomt and Marcia (Joe) Specht of Fountain.
He was preceded in death by his father Marcus and brother Marcus, Jr, and grandparents, mother and father in law Robert and Vivian Coe.
The funeral service for Robert will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25 at Fillmore Free Methodist Church, 19127 Co. Hwy. 8, Wykoff, Minn. 55990, with Pastor Dave Martin officiating. The committal service with military honors will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Monday, April 24, at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield and continue one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at church.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is assisting the family with arrangements. To share condolences with the family, please visit rileyfuneralhomes.com.