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Robert Lee HigtonMarch 23, 1932 ~ June 2, 2017 (age 85)
Robert Lee Higton, 85, died Friday, June 2, 2017 at Interfaith Health Care Center, Carlton, Minnesota.
Bob was born March 23, 1932 to William and Effie Ann (DeVasher) Higton in Kansas City, Missouri. He married Linde Thom in 1970. Bob worked in industrial refrigeration for Borg-Warner International, York Division in Chicago, IL, and later worked for Preston Refrigeration until retirement in 1992. He was the manager of the electrical controls and automation department. He enjoyed RV traveling and after retirement, with his son and daughter in law purchased and operated the Cloquet-Duluth KOA since 1998. His hobbies included flying – he became a private pilot in 1975. He also loved boating at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Bob is survived by his wife, Linde; son, William (Barbara Vader); and two grandchildren, Robert and Kimberly.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Linde E.; brother, William; and his parents.
A gathering of friends and family was held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017 with a memorial service following at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Cloquet, MN.
A gathering of friends and family will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 with a memorial service to follow at the Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, MO. Inurnment will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Park Lawn Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO, and Souder-Handevidt Funeral and Cremation Service, Cloquet, MN.
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