Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home

552 East River Road, Anoka, MN


Robert Andrew Cox

December 1, 1958November 9, 2019

Preceded in death by his son, Christopher Cox; father, L. Wayne Cox.

Robert will be deeply missed by his wife of 36 years, Shawn Cox; son, Lance (Bri) Cox; grandson, Zander Cox; mother, JoAnn Cox; sister, Jill (Paul) Andre.

Robert retired in January 2019 from Methodist Hospital after working 32 ½ years.

Funeral service will take place at 11am on Friday, November 22 at New Hope Church, 4225 Gettysburg Ave N, New Hope, with visitation beginning at 10am. Burial at Champlin Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family.


  • Lance Cox
  • Brian Porter
  • Brandon Porter
  • Cary Porter
  • Trey Jarnberg
  • Jim Andre

  • the family



  • Visitation Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 22, 2019


  • Interment


Robert Andrew Cox

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John Lindborg

November 23, 2019

Bob spoke in front of our Sanctuary community meeting a long time ago in church. I was thinking it was about his retirement but apparently not. Maybe it was Shawn's retirement but nevertheless he spoke about going on a motorcycle trip. He said he would duck tape Shawn to himself and go on a trip, I think it was around Lake Superior or something. It was a long time ago. It made us all laugh. I appreciated his courage in sharing Jesus with others. He didn't care what others thought about him. I wish I could be more like him that way.

K Jentoft

November 22, 2019

I only met Bob a few years ago and recently began stopping by his home to help on a few projects when he no longer able to do them himself. As I came to understand the trials Bob had gone through, I grew to have a profound respect for his simple faith that showed strong in his uncomplaining and positive attitude and outlook on life. He was an amazing man.

Loralee Harris

November 16, 2019

Bob was a light, a true shining light for Jesus! He and I connected and talked about our faith everytime we saw each other. He was compassionate, empathetic, strong and most of all kind hearted. He gave me a wooden cross to hang from my rearview mirror that I will forever cherish. Rest in Peace my sweet friend. Well done faithful servant. Will see you in heaven someday.

Christine Edwards

November 16, 2019

I didn't know Bob well since we worked different shifts. I do know though that he was a really nice guy. He would always say hello to everyone. I heard from his coworkers how he would go out of his way for his patients and for them
. He always went above and beyond. He will be missed by many.

Nicole Doran

November 15, 2019

There are too many memories with Bob, to be able to share just one. I worked with Bob for 6 years- he is truly one of a kind. I will miss him immensely. We shared our words and thoughts with each other every single week for 6 years! He was so thoughtful, kind, caring- shared with me his beliefs in God, and lots of music on you tube he loved to listen to. Rest in Peace friend, I have missed you and will continue to.

Melanie Wegner

November 14, 2019

I always enjoyed working with Bob at Methodist Hospital. I loved his scrub tops that he wore. He told me that his wife sewed them for him. One morning we were coming into work day-shift together, and I asked him why he was wearing dollar bills on his scrub shirt. He told me that it was pay day! I hadn't realized that. I walked away smiling!

Addie Motzko

November 13, 2019

Bob was a fellow Nurse Assistant with me at Methodist Hospital. The level of care and respect he gave to his patients was amazing. If he was in a 1:1 assignment on my hallway he always made sure the patient was showered, shaved, hair combed, teeth brushed, sheets changed, the whole works! He treated everyone with that level of humanity, kindness, and respect. I believe he truly loved his patients and coworkers and received great joy in his work. I feel very fortunate to have talked with him a couple weeks ago when he was picking up his wife at the hospital and he said he missed working with his patients and coworkers. I always enjoyed talking with Bob and I will truly miss his presence and the impact he had on us here at the hospital.