Robert L. Nolden
Saturday, June 1, 1935
Date of Death:
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
82 years old
Robert L. Nolden
Robert Leo Nolden, 82, went to be with his beloved Savior Jesus Christ on August 8, 2017. He passed away peacefully at his home in Rochester, MN after a long and courageous battle with Wegener’s Granulomatosis.
Bob was born June 1, 1935 in Sauk Rapids, MN to Harold and Marie (Thuringer) Nolden. Bob moved with his family to Rochester, MN when he was 12 and graduated from Lourdes High School in 1953. He served 4 years in the Air Force. On April 28, 1962 Bob married his true love, Joyce Ann Bina, in St Joseph Ridge, WI. He worked for IBM for 30 years retiring in 1987 and then starting his own business, Mid America Data Products, which he ran for 9 years. Bob raised his four boys on a hobby farm in Pine Island, MN.
Bob adored his wife, sons, daughters in law, and grandchildren. He also enjoyed farming, travel, the Minnesota Twins, John Hardys BBQ, fudge, saying the rosary and especially spending time with his family.
Bob is survived by Joyce, his dearly loved wife of 55 years. Four sons, Mark (Bonita) of Andover MN , Bruce (Jeanne) of Forest Lake MN, Scott (Laura) of Eagan MN, and Dale (Amanda) of Jordan MN. Also survived by brother, William (Donna) of Rochester MN and sister, Marilyn (Pat) Probert of Prior Lake MN. 11 wonderful grandchildren (Nora, Nicole, Katie, Paul (Ashley), Allison, Lizzie, Maggie, Luke, Thomas, Nicholas, Andrew). He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Gary and sister Peggy Munro.
The Funeral Mass will be on Saturday August, 12 at 11:00am at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (5455 50th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901.) with Rev. Don Schmitz officiating. The visitation will begin at 9:30am until the time of service at the church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post 92.
Macken Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com
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Joyce, Just want you to know, I send my sympathy to you and all the family at this sad time. God bless you all. Cousin, Ione DeBoer
I'm sorry for your loss. I'll always remember Bob as an extremely kind and generous man. My thoughts are with your family during this time.
Joyce - sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to you and your family.
Sympathy to all the Nolden family. I have happy memories of the Nolden's visiting the farm. Perhaps it is where Bob fell in love with the land and animals. God's blessings. Carol
Our condolences from the Bunkers family.
Jeane and Bruce,
I am sorry to hear of your Father's passing. I hope you find comfort and joy with your family and they gather in Rochester this weekend. I am thinking of you.
He will be at peace now! Though the rest of you won't be, rest assured he is in a better place. Big hugs from TX. Uncle Bob will be missed!! If you need anything call mom!
Our deepest condolences to Aunt Joyce and the boys and their families. Uncle Bob will be missed. He was always kind and humble and a true gentleman. I admire Bob & Joyce as they raised the boys with the same wonderful qualities as their father. His wonderful family is his legacy. All of our love and prayers for strength to Your family! God Bless.