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Robert Gadient

November 19, 1922 — September 30, 2012

Robert Joseph "Bob" Gadient, age 89 of Goodhue, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, September 30, 2012 at the Seminary Home in Red Wing. Bob was born on November 19, 1922 in Goodhue Township, the son of David and Alfreda (Matter) Gadient. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Columbkill Catholic Church, where he continued his lifelong membership. He graduated from Goodhue High School in 1941, and went on to service with the Merchant Marines during World War II. He married Berdell Buck on November 28, 1945 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Red Wing. They farmed in Goodhue and Belle Creek Townships until retiring in 1995. Bob was a member of the 3rd degree Knights of Columbus - Bellechester Council and 4th degree Knights of Columbus - Red Wing. He was a life member of the VFW Post #5727 in Zumbrota, and a member of the American Legion Post #598 in Bellechester. He loved farming and horses, and in his younger years he enjoyed hunting with his sons. He enjoyed dancing and playing cribbage. He will be remembered most as a man of strong faith, a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved being together as a family, and especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up. He is survived by his wife of nearly 67 years, Berdell; their 12 children, Bonnie (John) Steffenhagen of Lodi, WI, Wayne (Brenda) of Goodhue, Barbara (John) Nei of Alexandria, Elizabeth (Kurt) Thomforde and Alan (Nancy), all of Goodhue, Marilyn (Thomas) Richter of Lonsdale, Robert "Bob Jr." (Mary) of Goodhue, Steve (Sue) of Orange Park , FL, Annette Gadient, Dennis (Sheila) and Andrew (Debbie), all of Goodhue, and Laura (Brian) Sweet of Pensacola Beach, FL; 54 grandchildren and 58 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister, Fr. Peter Gadient, Regina Morelan, Bill (Kay) Gadient, and Ray (Ruth) Gadient; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Len Lodermeier, Louis Ward, Agnes Gadient, Shirley Gadient, Neta Gadient, John (Nancy) Buck, Joan Moldenhauer, and Ardell (Roy) Flynn; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; 8 siblings, Margaret Gadient, Bernard, John, Rosemary Lodermeier, Katherine Ward, Frances Lodermeier, Gerald, and David Jr.; and grandson, Cory Joseph Peters. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 4-8 p.m. at St. Columbkill Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation from 10-11 a.m. at the church, with Father Bruce Peterson and Father Joseph LaPlant con-celebrating. Interment with military honors will follow at the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandchildren, Ian Sweet, Tony Richter, Weston Gadient, Dustin Gadient, Daniel Steffenhagen, Seth Thomforde, Jed Gadient, Sam Gadient, Jesse Peters, Molly Chapin, Brett Gadient and Cameron Gadient.

Funeral Home: Lundberg Funeral Home 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd Cannon Falls, MN US 55009

Previous Events

Visitation
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Columbkill Catholic Church

36483 Co 47 Blvd
Belle Creek Township, MN 55027

Service
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
11:00 AM
St. Columbkill Catholic Church

36483 Co 47 Blvd
Belle Creek Township, MN 55027

Visit also at church 10-11am on Wednesday.

Graveside Service
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
St. Columbkill Catholic Cemetery

Co 47
Belle Creek Township, MN 55027

With military honors


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