Robert Otto Young

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Robert “Bob” Otto Young, was born on March 26, 1941, in Benson, Minnesota, the son of Walter Ernest Leonard and Agnes Margaret (Larson) Young. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.


He graduated from Morris Ag School and started farming. On July 6, 1963, Robert was united in marriage to Marie Ann Landmark at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson by the Rev. Melvin Sucher.  This union was blessed with over 56 years of marriage and five children. 


They moved to Keller, Texas in 1982, where he worked at his favorite job, digging pools for Strand Excavating. They moved back to Benson in 1990 and he worked for Case. He retired in 2007. 


He was a member of the Benson Lions club, Farm Bureau, and 4-H. He served as the secretary of AMPI and on the Trinity Lutheran Church Council. Robert loved to spend time with his family especially camping with the grandkids.


He loved golfing, scoring a hole in one on hole #2 at the Benson Golf Club and he loved bowling, scoring the first 600 series at the Benson Bowler. Among the hobbies he enjoyed were woodworking and watching football and baseball.


He was called from this life on Sunday evening, August 11, at the Swift County Benson Hospital. He attained the age of 78 years, 4 months, and 16 days.


Robert is survived by his wife Marie of Benson; his children, Lisa (Tim) Slaughter of Murdock, Sherry Roberts of Benson, Cynthia Woods of Hurst, Texas, Timothy (Racquel) Young of Livermore, California, and Stephanie Young of Willmar; seven grandchildren, Christopher Lassiter, Amanda Bluhm, Eric Roberts, Blair Solis, Jeremy Richmond, and Kira Young; five great grandchildren Bryce Lassiter, Connor Lassiter, Norah Lassiter, Teagan Bluhm, and Taelynn Bluhm; Siblings, Walter (Mona) Young, of Benson, Donald (LuElla) Young of Benson, and Phyllis (Tony) Athmann of Benson, and several other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Agnes, a sister Judith Wilder, and a grandson Brandon Meyer.

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