Robert R. Yohe, Jr., 62, of rural Caledonia and Houston, Minn., died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at his home.
He was born Dec. 13, 1950 in Lansing, Iowa, to Robert R. and Alvina (Protsman) Yohe, Sr. At the age of five, Bob’s family moved from Lansing to rural Caledonia. Bob attended schools in Caledonia. After high school, Bob enlisted in the United States Army and served active duty in Vietnam from 1968 until 1971. During his tour of duty, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, M-14 Sharpshooter Medal and the Purple Heart. On May 6, 1972, Bob married Karren Knutson in West Salem, Wis., and she preceded him in death on April 1, 2008. Bob farmed the home farm with his brother, Jim, in Sheldon Township until his declining health forced him to retire in 2011. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially playing cards or various board games. Bob was an avid New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers fan.
Survivors include one daughter, Laura Yohe (fiancé, David Beck), Winona, Minn.; one son, David Yohe, Caledonia; one sister, Gloria (Jim) Robinson, Maxwell, Neb.; two brothers, Spencer Yohe, Eitzen, Minn. and James (Lynnette) Yohe, rural Houston, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Bob was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Roseann; and one sister-in-law, Deb.
Memorial services will be Friday, May 24, 2013, at 12 noon, at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, 518 W. Main St., Caledonia, Minn. Pastor Larry Mahlum will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in Evergreen Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com.