Robert Karau, 1940-2016

Published 11:11 am Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Memorial services for Robert A. Karau, 75, of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Grace Christian Church. The Rev. George Marin will officiate. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday. Online condolences are welcome at

Robert Karau

Robert Karau

Robert died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

Robert A. Karau was born Aug. 27, 1940, in Rochester, the son of Glen and Anne Marie (Vessey) Karau. He graduated from high school in New Mexico. On May 19, 1962, Robert was united in marriage to Jean Mulholland. Robert served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman. He was very proud of his military career. He was a member of Grace Christian Church. He enjoyed playing and listening to music, cooking and watching NASCAR and the Indy 500. He was a private pilot and loved flying as a hobby. Robert loved having pet dogs and being around other dogs.

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Robert is survived by his wife, Jean Karau; son, Thomas Karau; daughters Ramona (Steve) Haveraneck and Angie (Jeff) Woodside; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Gary (Barb) Karau; and sister, Glenda Andrist.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Marie Karau.