Robert L. Bates

WINNEBAGO – Memorial services for Robert L. “Bob” Bates, 64, of Bricelyn, formerly of Winnebago, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Bates died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Albert Lea. Visitation will be one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.

Robert Lyle Bates was born June 1, 1948, in Winnebago, Minn., son of Vere and Elizabeth (Senn) Bates.

Survivors include: his wife, Donna of Bricelyn; daughters, Jackie Hollstein of Stewartville and Nicky Foth of Blue Earth; step-children, Dawn Hatfield of Winnebago, Dulce Pettit of Winnebago and Brandon Henschke of Mora, Minn.; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; seven step-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Walker of Chandler, Ariz.