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Robert Allen Yates

July 25, 1937 March 28, 2017
Robert Allen Yates
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Obituary for Robert Allen Yates

Worthington, MN

Robert Allen Yates, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at his home in Worthington, MN surrounded by his family. He was born on July 25, 1937, to Allen and Myrtle (Wood) Yates. He grew up on the farm until the year of 1953. Robert was united in marriage to Shirley Mannigal on August 12, 1956. They lived in California for a short time before moving back to Minnesota. They had five children and four grandsons. Robert worked for Johnson Brother’s Farm Store, Hudson Brother’s Construction Co., Campbell Soup, and was a welder for Sorenson Sprayers up until his retirement for medical reasons in 1993.
Robert enjoyed fishing, camping, playing cards, and socializing. He and Shirley were members of the Turkey Trotters, Borderline CB Club, and members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for over 42 years, where he served in many positions. Robert also enjoyed calling Bingo at Ridgewood, the Eagles, and Sunshine Apartments.
Robert is survived by his four daughters, Debra (Mike) Hindermann, Lori (Charlie) Burt, Lynette (Larry) Fields, and Stacy (Richard) Thiner; four grandsons, Tyler Fields and John, Brad, and Dylan Thiner; brother and sister-in-law, David and Paulette Yates; nephew, Chancey and his family, and niece, Kathy and her family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; infant son, Rickey Allen; his parents, Allen and Myrtle, and in-laws, John and Anna Mannigal.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 3, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at the American Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Bailey Fossum officiating. Casket bearers will be Dean Smestad, Chancey Yates, Jerry Wood, Dave Hoefker, Tom Neuman, Brad VonHoldt, Mark Middagh, and Galen Habben. Honorary bearers will be John Thiner, Tyler Fields, Brad Thiner, and Dylan Thiner. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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4:00 PM 4/2/2017 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/2/2017 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
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10:30 AM 4/3/2017 10:30:00 AM
American Lutheran Church

915 Winifred St
Worthngton, MN 56187

American Lutheran Church
915 Winifred St Worthngton 56187 MN
United States

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Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

29600 County Highway 35
Worthington, MN 56187

29600 County Highway 35 Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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