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Robert F. McNiff

Tue, Oct 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Robert F. McNiff, 85, of Austin, Minn. died Thursday, October 17, 2013, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home.

Bob was born December 22, 1927, in Athol, S.D., to Francis and Lillian McNiff. He grew up in Preston, Minn. where he graduated from high school. On October 22, 1961, he married Genevieve (Stockdale) Stern at the Little Brown Church in Austin. Bob drove for L.C.L. Transit for 30 years and was proud of his accident-free record. After retirement, Bob enjoyed driving school and charter buses, limousines and being a private driver. He also enjoyed woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Genevieve of Austin; son, Jeffrey (Mary) McNiff of Austin; stepson, Eugene (Sherry) Stern of Rochester, Minn.; stepdaughter, Denise (Eldon) Kinneberg of Maxwell, Iowa; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Madelyne (Jim) McGowan of Raleigh, N.C., Mary (Larry) Lettenmaier of Otsego, Minn., and Veronica Fust of Crystal, Minn.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Dennis and Doug; grandson, Bradley; and sisters, Teresa and Julie.

Memorial services were on Monday, October 21, 2013, at Mayer Funeral Home, with Father Wellington Munoz officiating. The family greeted friends at a luncheon following the service on Monday. Interment was in Grandview Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at

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