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Robert Shuck, 1941-2016

Funeral services for Robert C. Shuck, 74, of Albert Lea will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Robert Stohlmann will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Robert Shuck

Robert Shuck

Robert died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Robert Charles Shuck was born Dec. 2, 1941, in Austin, the son of Lloyd and Julia (Wendel) Shuck. He attended school in Austin and worked at Gary Groh Construction as a cement finisher and had various odd jobs painting houses. In June 1972, Robert was united in marriage to Janice Sprandel in Mapleview and the couple moved to Albert Lea. He worked at Land O’ Lakes and Schweigert Foods until 2001 when he retired. Robert enjoyed bicycle riding and did many rides across Minnesota for various causes. He loved raising and showing pigeons, coin collecting, making model airplanes, horseback riding, camping, hiking, fishing and anything outdoors. Robert regularly participated in the Big Island Rendezvous, Lake Mills July Jubilee Days and was a part of the Minnesota 1st Volunteer Infantry Civil War reenactment group. He was a member of the Eagles and the Sons of AMVETS. Robert deeply loved his family and grandchildren. He was a kind person and the love of their lives. Robert’s fight with cancer was amazing. “Never give up,” he told his family.

Robert is survived by his wife, Janice; son, Charles Robert (Wendy) Shuck of Emmons; daughter, Susan (Michael) Bliss of Albert Lea; grandchildren Destiny Shuck, Dylan Shuck, Gabriel Bliss and Noah Bliss; brother, Floyd Shuck; sister, Annie (Randy) Potter; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents and three infant grandchildren.