Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo

Date of Birth:
Sunday, May 26, 1929
Date of Death:
Friday, December 28, 2012
Age:
83 years old

Robert P. “Bob” Fjelsted

Visitation

Date: Thursday January 03, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Friday January 04, 2013
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Friday January 04, 2013
Time: 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Oakwood Cemetery

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo

Date of Birth:
Sunday, May 26, 1929
Date of Death:
Friday, December 28, 2012
Age:
83 years old

Robert P. “Bob” Fjelsted

The funeral for Robert P. “Bob” Fjelsted will be at 11:00am Friday, January 4, 2013 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with the Rev. Linda Helberg officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Thursday, January 3, 2013 and one hour prior to the service at Macken Funeral Home.

Robert P. Fjelsted, 83, of Wabasha, MN passed away peacefully Friday, December 28, 2012 with loved ones by his side.

Robert was born May 26, 1929 in Bilwabik, MN to Philip and Esther (Olson) Fjelsted.  He graduated from Thief River Falls High School in 1947 and then attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he met his wife, Beverly Joyce Nystrom, whom he married on August 8, 1953.  Robert enlisted in the AirForce during the Korean War Conflict and was assigned to the Sandia National Laboratory  Base where he received training in engineering and electronics.  After his discharge, Robert continued to work for Sandia Labs while completing a BS degree in electrical engineering at the University of New Mexico.

Robert worked at IBM in Rochester, MN from 1960 until his retirement in 1987.  Upon retiring from IBM, he became a professor of engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and taught for 3 years there and 2 years at Rochester Community and Technical College.

He enjoyed traveling, boating, downhill skiing, and building, as well as mentoring and teaching. He was known for always lending a helping hand to others. Robert particularly enjoyed spending time with his wife and grandchildren at his cabin on Blanche Lake in Northern Minnesota

Survivors include his 3 children, Kevin (Marcia) Fjelsted of St. Paul, MN, Matthew (Amberlie) Fjelsted of Idaho Falls, ID, Jonathan (Cindy) Fjelsted of Rochester, MN, 4 grandsons, Erik, Mark, Joseph and Tommy, 5 granddaughters, Theresa, Mary, Kayla, Eryn and Abby; 1 great-grandson, Carter; 1 great-granddaughter, Olivia   Robert is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dale, and his wife, Beverly of 59 years.

Condolences

The family of Robert P. “Bob” Fjelsted has received the following condolences.

Our condolences to the family of Bob Fjelsted. May he rest in peace. You are all in our prayers on the loss of your father and grandfather.

What a beautiful obituary about a life well-lived!

The Beecher's and Marcia Carmack are sorry to hear of your loss.  We are thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers.  

Love 

Mike Michele Ryan Josh Andrew and Marcia 

I worked for Bob for several years at IBM.  He was one of the best managers I had during my 30 IBM career. He was the kind of manager who let you do your job without interference, but was there for you if you needed help. After leaving IBM in 1993, I started a software development company and Bob used to stop in from time-to-time to see how things were going.  We didn't spend a lot of time talking about the good-old-days, but did talk a lot about the good-now-days and what was going on with us now.  I'll truly miss Bob -- he was one of the good guys.

Dave Keillor

sorry to hear   i enjoyed talking to him when john worked at our house and he seemed to be proud of his son and the work that he did here and we do also.

Kevin and Marcia: 

I'm saddened to hear of your dad's death. I have fond memories of his helping us to put the bathroom in on our third floor so many years ago - he was an incredibly hard working and gifted man - and the time on his boat on a stormy Saturday. He will certainly be missed by you all. Know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers. 

 

jim

Dear Kevin and Marcia and family,

So sorry to hear about the death of your loved one.  No words can express what is in my heart at this time, though having lost my father 17 years ago, I can empathize with you.  May God's immeasurable peace and love be with in the coming days as you walk through this part of the journey of life.

Jane