Robert M. Haggerty

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, March 29, 1940
Date of Death:
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
81 years old


Date: Tuesday August 31, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: Pax Christi Catholic Church [ view map ]

Funeral Mass

Date: Tuesday August 31, 2021
Time: 11:30 am

Location: Pax Christi Catholic Church [ view map ]


Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]


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Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, March 29, 1940
Date of Death:
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
81 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, March 29, 1940
Date of Death:
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
81 years old

Robert M. Haggerty

Robert Michael Haggerty, of Rochester, died peacefully with his wife of 62 years by his side, at Madonna Towers on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

Bob was born at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester on March 29, 1940 to Lansford and Margaret (Hafner) Haggerty. He graduated from Lourdes High School in 1958. He married Patricia Anderson at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Rochester.

He worked at Rochester Ready-Mix Concrete Co. for forty years where he was vice president and general manager.

Bob was a charter member of Pax Christi Catholic Church, where he served on its first parish council. He also served as an eucharistic minister.

Bob was a member of the Lourdes School Board. He was a volunteer basketball coach for the Lourdes girls’ basketball program and ran the clock for thirty years. He was awarded the 2012 Gene Eiden Award presented by the Lourdes High School Sports Hall of Fame and also the 1988 Lourdes Alumnus award.

He was a life member of the Rochester Elk’s Club, played in the Elk’s Drum and Bugle Corps, and in the Elk’s golf league, and was a member of the Rochester Serra Club.

Bob is survived by his wife, Patty; sons, Michael of Raleigh, NC, Steven of Long Beach, CA; daughter, Melissa (Stephen) Janssen of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Joshua (Kara) Pischke, Sara Pischke, Michaela (Michael) Pohl, and Meghan (Dillon) Hager; great grandchildren, Dalton Pischke, Pailynn Pischke, Barrett Pischke, and Liesl Pohl; and brother, Charles (Carleen) Haggerty.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Jo Pischke; parents, Lansford and Margaret; brothers, James and John; and sisters, Mary Beilke and Patricia Healy.

The Funeral Mass for Bob will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Rochester, MN. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to Madonna Towers Chapel Fund, Mayo Hospice, or Alzheimer’s Association.

The family is grateful to the staff and caregivers at Madonna Towers and Mayo Hospice, especially Jessica, Angie, Karen, and Sarah.


The family of Robert M. Haggerty has received the following condolences.

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. It was always fun to run into Bob and his big, friendly personality.

He always seemed genuinely interested in what we were up to. 


He was a devote man, to his wife, family, neighbors, church, Lourdes  and those he coached. 

May He rest in the peace of Christ.

Patty -

I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing.   My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  


Melinda Rud

Uncle Bob was an amazing man with a huge heart and a wonderful zest for life which was contagious.  He will be missed by all of us.  May your good memories of times spent together help to ease your sorrow over time. Heaven is blessed to receive a good man like him.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  ❤️

Michael and family,

Sending you all my love, prayers, strength and my deepest condolences. I know you will find comfort in celebrating your Dad’s life with friends and loved ones.  I am so glad you are all able to be there together.  Love to all of you and cheers to a life lived that was full of love and happiness.




OK………Uncle Bob may have lost his memory but those of us that he touched will never forget this wonderful man. 

The California Haggertys always looked forward to a visit with Uncle Bob and Aunt Patsy.  It was a highlight for the nieces and nephews when they would come to Bakersfield and when we would visit them in Rochester. Uncle Bob was always the life of the party telling a funny story or a cute joke, watching him dance, having a few beers and barbecuing for the family

At Uncle Bob & Aunt Patsy’s home, the 7 Haggerty nieces and nephews did not have to sit at the kid table.  We would get to hang at the kitchen table with the adults listening to their conversations.  Being a kid, this was pretty special.  We always looked forward to seeing the Scotty dog picture on the wall in their home. 

When I went to school in Rochester and stayed with Grandma Haggerty, Uncle Bob would check frequently on Grandma.  Grandma would make him lunch and he would come over on his lunch break.  Grandma would always trek down to her cold basement and retrieve a cold beer for them.  My car would not start in Minnesota’s freezing mornings.  Uncle Bob installed an engine heater so I could start it and go to school.  

Uncle Bob was just fun and someone we all loved to be around.  We will never forget this generous, kind and loving man.   


Dear Patty and Family,

We are so saddened to hear of Bob's passing!  We have vey fond memories of Bob coaching our daughter, Leah, with the Lourdes traveling basketball program.  We shared many smiles, much laughter and lots of pizza!  May God Bless you with His strength and courage as you travel this difficult road!  Blessed be his memory.  

With Love and Sympathy,

Tim and Barb Kodet, Leah and Andrew Nigon, Tyler and Michelle Kodet and families

Go Eagles!



Patty and Family,

Lots of memories of school days with Bob, he always had a chucikle and laugh.  Then that yellow bomb he drove in later years, it was fun teasing him about it.  We worked on several class reunions, Bob was always willing to help and go the extra mile to make them successful. To Bob's family, my sympathy. As you gather and share your memories, I know you'll have many laughs and smiles.  Enjoy them!  I'm sorry I will not be able to attend Bob's funeral.  Please know you're all in my thoughts and prayers.  

Mary weivoda Wilson



Know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers in your loss of Bob.

Though our days of teaching in the reading program with St. Pius students are long in past, they were good days.


Jean and Terry Briggs


Patti and family,


With much sadness, love and great memories of Bob~ I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a great friend, mentor and such a great guy! I'll never forget all of the fun times, laughs and stories... and maybe a few trips to Newt's and Brother's. The long car rides in the cold winters and hot summers coaching the teams and having so much fun doing it. He was loved by everyone so much!


Rob Dunham

I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing, Steve. My condolences. Remember our great times at the old Lawler Theatre. Thinking of you and your family. 

Aunt Patty, Michael, Steve & Melissa & Family-

Hearty laughter and a big ol' Uncle Bob hug - he always knew what to say or do to make you happy OR to keep you in line if warranted!  Will always picture him in his Irish green sweater with a big grin on his face.  We will miss him.

Love & hugs,

The Healy Family

To Michael and all The Haggerty Family we wish to extend our deepest condolences.  Knowing that loosing the ones we love is the hardest part of life we pray that you will find peace in the memories you cherish.  

Don & Suzie Noble

Bakersfield, Ca

Dear Patty and Family, I enjoyed getting to know Bob at Madonna Towers!  I remember most his sense of humor, his deep faith, and his LOVE of Patty and family. I smile because I used to refer to Bob as the “Leader of the Band.”  He enjoyed singing and often engaged others in song as they waited for meals, etc.  Bob brought a lot of life and joy to those around him at Madonna Towers.  He certainly brought joy to my days of working at Madonna Towers.   I pray that Bob will now enjoy enteral life and sing with the angels!  I ask God to bless you, Patty and your family, with loving memories and peace.  Sister Sue Reif, OSF 

To the Haggerty Family,

You are remembered in prayer as you entrust Bob to God’s embrace.  Blessings of peace during this difficult time.

Ann Cronin Bock and family

Patty and family.

Dick and I want to express our sympathy in Bob’s passing. May it bring you peace in knowing he is with the Lord. We knew you at St. Pius way back in time!


Deacon Dick and Lois Quinn

Our condolences to Michael Haggerty and family on the passing of Mr Haggerty.  My God hold the Haggerty family  in his arms during this difficult time.   

Dawn Garner and Jeanie Werner 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you navigate through this part of your life journey.  

Dear Patti and the Haggerty Family,

You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  Thank you for sharing Bob with us at Madonna.  I remember riding the elevator with him in the Towers and he would always crack a one liner joke and make me laugh.  He was always so happy.  

Patty, Michael, Steven and Melissa,

I am so sorry for your loss of Bob. There are so many wonderful memories I have of Bob and the neighborhood. It was a great place to grow up and he helped to make it fun. He always had a smile on his face. Peace for you all. I am sending prayers.


Rene Mullenbach 


I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I enjoyed getting to know Bob and he always put a smile on my face! Sending you big HUGS. 

Dearest Aunt Patty and family,

Jeff and are so sorry to hear today that Uncle Bob has died. Our sincere condolences on your loss. He was an important person in so many lives! We are unable to celebrate his life with you all at the funeral mass as we are traveling to Mt Ranier, WA next week. You each are in our thoughts.

Much Love,

Gretchen and Jeff