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Robert Omer, age 97 of Newport, passed away August 10, 2020.
Bob was born in Deer River, Minnesota on July 14, 1923 to Fred and Helen Omer. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps as well as the US Army until he was discharged in 1945. For many years Bob worked at Univac where he served as a Production Engineer. He was married to Delores Okeson on July 20, 1968 and for over 52 years, he told her that he loved her every day.
He is survived by his wife Delores; daughter Eileen (Jerry) Haumschild; grandchildren Dan and Brian Girard, Laura (Mike) Brown; step-son Marvin (Denise) Turner; step-grandchildren Matthew Turner and Nicole (Andrew) Pickering; great-grandchildren Reignie (Charles) Jahnke, Tayler Turner and Teahra Turner, Alisha Pickering and Corrine Pickering; 4 great-great grandsons; sisters Sharon Woeppel and Audrey Otremba. He is preceded in death by his parents Fred and Helen and siblings Lyle, Howard, Wallace “Todd”, Ray and Marge.
Visitation will be 12:30-1:30 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th Street S, Cottage Grove, followed by a graveside service at Newport Cemetery at 2 pm.
While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to accommodate gatherings while abiding to a 50% capacity at the facility. The use of face masks by attendees is required at indoor events, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep your families safe. Expressions of sympathy during this time can be left on the condolences page available on the obituary portion on our website. We also encourage you to view the video tribute once it becomes available or complete the HeartStrings online sympathy page with the link above.