Robert ‘Bob’ Judd
Robert ‘Bob’ Lawrence Judd, 76, of Wabasha, MN, died peacefully on Tuesday, November1, 2022 in Hospice Care at St. Crispin’s Care Center in Red Wing, MN. His son Richard ‘Rick’ and Judy Berg his companion, by his side.
Robert was born on December 20, 1945, in Rochester, MN, to Frank and Lucille (Link) Judd. He grew up in the Rochester and attended John Marshall High School before enlisting in the Navy in 1963. He was in the Navy until 1966 and served in the Vietnam War.
He married Myrtle Bartel on June 23, 1967 and they later divorced. They had one son, Richard ‘Rick’ Judd of Red Wing, MN.
He was employed at the Public Works Dept. in Rochester for 35 years; from 1967 to his retirement in 2002.
Bob was also in the Army Reserves from 1974 to 1997 and served in Dessert Storm. He retired from the Army in 1997 after serving 23 years.
He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Eagle’s Club for many years.
Bob was an avid fisherman and had the pleasure of peace and quiet when fishing the back waters of the Mississippi River. He also enjoyed hunting, gardening, and doing fish fries for family and friends. He loved nature and spent many hours outdoors enjoying his surroundings and being aware of all living animals and plants. Bob had a great sense of humor and always had some one-liners for anyone listening.
He was proceeded in death by his grandparents, parents, his brothers Bill (Louise) and Tom (Nancy) of Rochester.
He is survived by his son, Richard ‘Rick’, his sister Judy Hegna of Wabasha, three grandchildren, Issac, Isabel and Indiana of Zumbrota and his very dear, special friend of 20 years Judy Berg of Wabasha, and many nieces and nephews.
Robert has donated his body to the Mayo Clinic Dept. of Anatomy in Rochester, MN. At this time there will not be any funeral services.