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Robert Duane Kingsbury


Tue, Jun 18th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Robert Duane Kingsbury, 85, of Lanesboro, died June 14, 2013, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

Robert was born July 16, 1927, in Harmony, to Arthur R. and Alice (Benston) Kingsbury. He attended Harmony High School, graduating in 1945. On May 29, 1954, he married Eulah A. Ferden at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro. Robert was a dairy farmer, and after retiring in 1992, drove semi-truck for Mayflower Trucking in Rochester until 2001, at which time they moved to Lanesboro.

He was an active member of the North Prairie Lutheran Church where he held several positions on the church council. He enjoyed watching his sons and grandchildren in their sporting events and other activities, reading, playing cards and dartball. Robert loved his family dearly, possessed a strong faith in God, and his final days were spent surround by his family. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.

Robert is survived by his wife, Eulah; three sons, Allan (Linda) Kingsbury of Peterson, Wayne (Sherry) Kingsbury of Brownsville, and Gary (Judy) Kingsbury of Chatfield; seven grandchildren, Teresa (Andrew) Pederson of Wausau, Wis., Chad (Kari) Kingsbury of Trempealeau, Wis., Allison Kingsbury of Northfield, Andrew Kingsbury of La Crosse, Wis., Wendy (Douglas) Haberman of Ettrick, Wis., Stephen Kingsbury of Brownville, and Matthew Kingsbury of Chatfield; three great-grandchildren, Brennan, Kole and Evan; two sisters, Phyllis Skaalrud of St. Paul and Carmen Kingsbury of Richfield; sisters-in-law, Lillian Linde and Darlene Kingsbury; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Curtis, two brothers-in-law, Orville Skaalrud and Garland Linde.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the North Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro, with Ronald and Janet Warnes officiating. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. before the services at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be at the Lanesboro Cemetery at 3 p.m.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro is in charge of arrangements. 507-867-4310. rileyfuneralhomes.com.

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