Robert K. Armbrust

FAIRMONT – A Celebration of Life service for Robert K. “Bob” Armbrust, 90, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Welcome with Rev. Gerald Giese officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Fairmont.

Robert passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 29, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Fairmont. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, June 3, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Memorials are preferred to the Hospice Inpatient rooms at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Fairmont.

Robert Kenneth Armbrust was born March 7, 1923, in Waverly Township, Martin County, the son of William and Lydia (Milbrandt) Armbrust. He attended District 54 country school in Waverly Township and worked for area farmers. Bob served for a short time in the U.S. Coast Guard in the Artillery Division stationed in California. On Feb. 17, 1951, Robert was united in marriage to Hazel Striemer on the Striemer Family Farm. Bob and Hazel farmed, first by St. James, then near Trimont before settling on a farm southwest of Fairmont. He retired from farming in 1985 and Bob and Hazel moved into Fairmont in 1986. Bob was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Welcome and served on the Rolling Green Township Board and the Midland Coop Board. Those who will cherish his memory include his wife of 62 years, Hazel Armbrust of Fairmont; two sons, Steven Armbrust and his wife, Deborah Young of Portland, Ore., and Charles Armbrust and his wife, Ellen of rural Fairmont; one granddaughter, Laura Tow of rural Fairmont; two brothers, Albert Armbrust and his wife, Murial of rural Truman, and William Jr. and his wife, Audrey of the Twin Cities; one sister, Fern Bulfer of Fairmont; one sister-in-law, Mary Armbrust of Fairmont; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by six brothers, Gordon, Donald, Wallace, Lawrence, Harvey and Raymond Armbrust; three sisters, Ruby Lewis, Wilma Aakre and Faye Cutler; sisters-in-law, Grace, Lucille, Helen, Myrtle Armbrust, and Dorothy Langford; brothers-in-law, George Bulfer, Vernon Cutler, and Ormand Langford and one nephew, Donald Aakre.