Services for Robert L. Rykhus age 90 of Garvin will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2019 at Tracy Lutheran Church in Tracy. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the Life Remembrance Center of Tracy with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. His grandchildren are the pallbearers. Burial will be at Hoiland Cemetery at a later date.
Robert Loren Rykhus was born May 10, 1928 in Holly Township to Albert and Pauline (Ziemke) Rykhus. He was confirmed in Trinity Lutheran in Tracy. He married Deallis Kenly at Hoiland Lutheran Church on September 5, 1948. They farmed his whole life in Lake Sarah Township on their family farms. He also drove truck for Anderson Trucking for several years. He served on the rural ambulance board and was a member of the Tracy Lutheran Church. He enjoyed coffee time with the guys, loved playing cards, deer hunting, car rides and driving around in his golf cart on the farm. He enjoyed the visits from friends and family especially the grandkids and great-grandkids.
Robert passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Prairie View Senior Living in Tracy.
Robert is survived by his wife, Deallis of 70 years. Daughter: Alaine (Fred) Risbrudt of Battle Lake, Sons: Robert (Heather) Rykhus of Edina, Bruce Rykhus of Tracy, Loren Rykhus of Garvin. Grandchildren: Tiana (Jason) Matthews, Kate Rykhus, Amy Vargas, Phillip (Dara) Risbrudt, and Ben (Meredith) Rykhus. Great Grandchildren: Kale and Rowen Risbrudt and Sutton Rykhus. Brother: Dale (Lorraine) Rykhus, Sister: Lorraine Froehlich and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents, sister: Darlene Thiel, brothers-in-law: Carl Thiel and Herb Froehlich.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given to the Hoiland Cemetery or the Murray County Hospice.
Arrangements with Life Remembrance Center Horvath Funeral Service
Tracy, MN www.lrcmn.com