Cover photo for Robert Melvin Sorteberg's Obituary
Robert Melvin Sorteberg Profile Photo
1929 Bob 2023

Robert Melvin Sorteberg

November 27, 1929 — June 20, 2023

Roseville

Emblem
Robert "Bob" Melvin Sorteberg passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at the age of 93.  
 
Bob grew up in Lauderdale, MN and graduated from Murray High School. He joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1954. He attended Globe Business College, in St. Paul, MN for cost accounting and received an Associate Degree.
 
He married Kathleen Tuckner on June 1, 1957 and celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this June. They raised their family in Roseville, MN.
 
Bob worked in the accounting department of Onan Generators in Fridley, MN. He retired after 25 years. He found a new career working for Target Corporation in their Northern Operation Center in Fridley, MN. He retired from Target after 7 years.
 
Bob enjoyed volunteer work during his career and continued on into his retirement. He drove for the Red Cross for 17 years and was a blood donor. He lovingly made rosaries for Our Lady's Rosary Makers for many years. Bob was very active in the church. He was the bookkeeper for many years and served as the president of the Prime Timers club for several terms.
 
Bob joined the St. Paul Clown Club driving in many parades until 2019. He also served as the president of the Clown Club. Bob loved spending time with his family, he enjoyed traveling, going to the Twins games, and having Sheltie dogs. Bob also participated in bowling leagues until the age of 90. Spending time with family was important.
 
The Honor Flight Twin Cities Organization flies veterans to Washington D.C. its a whirlwind one-day tour of the monuments. Bob had the opportunity to go on a trip April 16, 2016. It was a very memorable day.
 
The family would like to thank the medical providers at St. John's Hospital for their passionate care. 
 
He was preceded in death by parents, Jacob and Gertrude Sorteberg; and great-granddaughter, Eloise Rose Thompson.
 
Survived by wife of 66 years, Kathleen R. Sorteberg; children, Theresa Sorteberg, Gloria (Randy) Trupe, David (Jill Beguhn) Sorteberg, and Carleen (Brad) Peterson; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; siblings, Edward Sorteberg, John (Shirley) Sorteberg, and Marleen (Ron) Zechmeister.
 
Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Friday, July 7 at MATERNITY OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1414 N. Dale St., St. Paul. Visitation from 10-11 AM Friday at the church. Interment Calvary Cemetery.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert Melvin Sorteberg, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, July 7, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Maternity of Mary Catholic Church

1414 Dale St N, Saint Paul, MN 55117

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass

Friday, July 7, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Maternity of Mary Catholic Church

1414 Dale St N, Saint Paul, MN 55117

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Photo Gallery

Visits: 266

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree