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August 14, 1925 - June 17, 2019

Robert Thomas Bacon was born August 14, 1925 in Brownsdale, MN to Ray
and Emma (Nordenmalm) Bacon. He attended and graduated from Mabel High School in 1943, joining the Navy that same year, serving until 1946.
During those years he was stationed in North Africa and the Philippines.
Returning home he attended Winona State College, the University of MN,
and the University of Bowling Green in Ohio.

In 1954 he married Arlene Soberg at Hesper Lutheran Church and they
would spend the next 28 years farming in the Mabel area. To them two
daughters, Rebecca Ann and Joan Roberta, were born. During these years
he was very active in the American Legion Post #299 in Mabel, becoming a
Life Member, and serving as the Commander of the Joseph B. Lund Post. He
also became Fillmore County Commander and the First District Vice
Commander. In addition to farming, he became a postal clerk in the Mabel
Post Office for several years and in 1982 the family moved to
Brownsville, MN, where he became the Postmaster, retiring after nearly
30 years of service. Joining the VFW in Brownsville, he became a Life
Member and was active in their programs. He also served as a First
Responder on the Brownsville Fire Department for 10 years.

Robert passed away Monday, June 17, 2019 at Bethany Riverside Nursing
Home in La Crosse, WI at the age of 93.

He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Bacon; granddaughter, Amanda
Morrall; sister, Helen Richmond; as well as nieces and nephews. He was
preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dexter, Roger, George,
Charles; sister, Dorothy; wife, Arlene; and daughter, Joan.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday,  June 21st at Hesper
Lutheran Church, Hesper, IA. Rev. Matt Larson will officiate and burial
with military honors will be at Hesper Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation
will be from 10-11 am Friday morning before the service at the church.

Many thanks to the staff and residents of Bethany Riverside for the kindness shown to Bob these past two years.

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