Robert (Bob) William Yaeger, 78, of Cambridge, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020, at home with his loving wife Diane by his side following complications from a stroke he suffered in March. A celebration of life gathering will be held Friday, June 26th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, with a family sharing time at the end, at Strike Life Tributes in Cambridge. Memorials are preferred.
Bob was born July 22, 1941, in St. Cloud to Leo and Juletta (Boerger) Yaeger. He spent almost 20 years of his adult life living in Scottsdale and Prescott Valley, Arizona, a place he truly loved. In Arizona, he owned and operated Al’s Barber Shop. While in Minnesota he worked in a variety of positions including being a part-time police officer for North Branch and a barber at Bob’s Barber Shop (North Branch). As a barber, he had the opportunity to converse with his customers, many who became life-long friends. In his final years, he worked at Enterprise delivering cars throughout the state.
In addition to spending time with his family and friends, Bob enjoyed shooting guns, gardening, cooking, playing pool, and spoiling his pets. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and loving spirit.
Bob is survived by his wife of 38 years; his children John (Kaye) Luetke, Todd (Lisa) Yaeger, Heidi (Ken) McBride, Justine (Greg) Linder, Blaine (Kathy) Yaeger, and Kevin Evans; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; siblings Jan Perry, Judy (Al) Lassen, Dianne “Tiny” Beumer, Steve (Kathy) Yaeger, and Joe (Rhonda) Yaeger; his pets Ziva, Tally, Spaz, and Calvin; as well as many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents as well as his siblings Jim, Sandy (Bodeker), and Deb (Zenzen).
Jay Bodeker says
Rest in peace Uncle Bob. You were a tower of strength to me as I was growing. I am so proud of the way you led your life, ” On your own terms”
You will be deeply missed by all the knew you, God Speed!
sally thielbar says
I am very happy to have known you, your love for your wife, your children, your pets and your zest for life made it so easy to be around you. Always a smile and a kind word. I enjoyed your stories about life in the southwest and all of your “big” dogs . The Christmas joy we shared, (through our villages), was so much fun, I’ll miss your home made ideas and will always treasure the village mountains. Thanks Bob, Rest in peace.
Bob Syse says
Hey Bob rest in peace my friend I just found out you had passed away, I’ve been thinking about you lately and should have called you, your the best barber I’ve ever had I feel very privileged to have known you and considered you a friend, I hope you find a good western book up there in heaven but you’ve probably already read it. RIP MY FRIEND