Robert Kirkland died July 28, 2013 at Cottagewood Senior Communities of Rochester (previously Sunrise Cottages) at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer.
Robert was born February 16, 1935 to Pete and Marion (Hemingway) Kirkland. He grew up on a farm near West Concord, Minnesota. He graduated from West Concord High School in 1957. Shortly after graduation, Bob moved to the Pacifica, California area where he worked in different capacities including being a welder for the State of California and in maintenance positions for a local school district. In the 1990's, he moved back to Minnesota and lived in the Byron area.
Bob enjoyed his family and friends. He had numerous pets throughout the years that he very much enjoyed.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sister, Nancy (Cecil) Brannan of Kasson and his brother, Larry of Byron.
A funeral service will be held at a later date at Dibble Funeral Home in Kasson, Minnesota.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or to Season's Hospice of Rochester, MN.