Robert Lee Kinneman, age 85, of River Falls, WI formerly of Ellsworth, WI died peacefully, with family by his side, on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Comforts of Home in River Falls, WI. He was born on April 28, 1931 in Red Wing, MN to Lee and Ruth (Baker) Kinneman. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On February 9, 1957 he was united in marriage to Rochelle F. Cotter at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Prescott, WI. For nearly 30 years he and his wife, Rochelle, ran a family farm in rural Prescott, WI, including raising pigs and milking dairy cattle. Bob’s passion in life was his family and fishing. He retired in 1993 and was able to fulfill a life time dream of living on Nancy Lake in Minong, WI.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Ruth Kinneman; his loving wife, Rochelle; two grandsons, Craig and Matthew Kinneman; two sisters, Dolores Schommer and Marian Keichler; one brother, Allen Kinneman.
Robert is survived by his children, Rebecca (Rick) Wilds of Prescott, WI, Richard (Sue) Kinneman of Seoul, South Korea, Ronald (Debbie) Kinneman of River Falls, WI, Randall (Pam) Kinneman of Prescott, WI, Russell (Deb) Kinneman of Prescott, WI; nine grandchildren; two great-grandsons; four siblings, Avis Huppert, Rodney Kinneman, Lloyd (Phyllis) Kinneman, Dorie (Dick) Keeley; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 7:00pm Thursday, August 4th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Big River. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00pm Thursday, August 4th also at the church, prior to Mass. Interment will be 2:00pm Friday, August 5th at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Prescott, WI.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks instead to please make donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation.
The family would like to thank the Comforts of Home staff and the Hospice team for all their love, care, kindness and compassion they shared with Bob and the family.
Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Prescott, WI is assisting the family.
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