Robert “Bob” G. Struchen, age 88 of Tracy, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018 at his home surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Victory Christian Church in Balaton. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 29 at Tracy Area Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Thursday. A private family burial will take place in the Tracy City Cemetery. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Robert “Bob” G. Struchen was born May 22, 1930 to George and Marie (Imhoff) Struchen in Fostoria, Iowa. He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in May City, IA. Robert attended school in Fostoria and Melvin, IA.
He married his wife, Donna Kraninger on November 26, 1951 and this union blessed him with three step-children, James, Gary and Sandi. They continued to grow their family with seven more children, Ronald, Steven, Beverly, Connie, Glen, Donald and Sharalyn. Robert and Donna made Minnesota their home in 1955. Robert farmed for 35 years. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, and playing cards. Robert loved to be with family and hold all the little ones. Golfing was one of his favorite things to do. He was able to shoot a hole-in-one four times during his 27 years of retirement at the Road Haven Resort, Apache Junction, AZ. Winters in Arizona brought joy, new friends and visits from family. Eighteen months of wonderful Hospice and family care brought Robert’s family an opportunity to love him unconditionally.
Robert is survived by his wife, Donna; children: James (Ellenn) Howard, Sandi (Keith) Wirtz, Ronald (special friend Jennifer Rasinski) Struchen, Steven (fiance Kathy Amert) Struchen, Beverly (Ron) Werder, Connie Gribbin, Glen (Tammy) Struchen, Donald (Shannon) Struchen and Sharalyn (Larry) Hansen; and abundantly blessed with many grandchildren, great & great-great grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Kenny, sister JoAnn, son Gary, and grandchildren Joe Wirtz, Jeanna Wirtz and Travis Struchen. With extreme gratitude, Robert’s family thanks the Murray County Hospice Team.