Robert D. Sales

November 20, 1933December 6, 2012
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Age 79 Of Coon Rapids

Died on December 6, 2012. He graduated from Pine River High School in 1952 and proudly served in the US Army from 1955 to 1957. He went on to earn his Bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota. Robert was very active in Boy Scouts of America where he earned the Silver Beaver Award. He retired after 35 years of working for MN/Dot.

He was preceded in death by his Wife, Beverly in 2009, and his Grandson, Christopher. Robert is survived by five sons: Greg (Lisa), Dave (Sharon), Steve, John (Jill) & Scott (Jena); Eleven Grandchildren & a Great-Granddaughter; Sister-in-Law, Nacy Dold; extended family & friends.

A Funeral Mass will be held for Robert at 10:30 AM on Monday, December 10 at Church of the Epiphany, 11001 Hanson Blvd NW in Coon Rapids. Visitations will be one hour prior to Mass at church and on Sunday, December 9, from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd NW in Coon Rapids.


  • Gathering of Family & Friends Sunday, December 9, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, December 10, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Monday, December 10, 2012

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Tom Murphy

December 13, 2012

My prayers are with the Sales family. Bob guided and molded me through an Eagle Scout. I take these qualities with me everyday. Know that he lives on through all the scouts he came in contact with. I still drive like he did on those camping trips, pinching the steering wheel with his thumb and forefinger leaning against the door. The things we remember.

Tom Murphy, Detroit MI

Greg Frank

December 12, 2012

Sorry to hear about Bob's passing. I worked with bo b at MnDOT for many years and enjoyed his outlook on life and his love for scouts. I nominated him for the Silver Beaver award seveal years ago and was very happy to seem his honored. I was just notified about his passing by Oriville Otterness another long time co-worker from the survey crews.

Gina Nacey

December 10, 2012

I'm so sorry the snow kept my dad and I from coming today. We are thinking of the whole Sales family - and sending you hugs. Love, Gina & Eric Nacey, John & Diane Martens, Luke & Angie Martens

Tom May - OA BSA

December 10, 2012

I have many fond memories working with Bob cooking at camp Ajawa. Bob always had a warm smile whenever he met someone he knew.

Tom Brown

December 9, 2012

I learned of your Dad's passing and while it's been many years since seeing Greg, I have thought of our childhood, and school days at Epiphany and Coon Rapids often. Your entire family is now, during this difficult time, and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Remember in your thoughts and sadness, the things we were taught at Epiphany, that this while sad, is also a time to rejoice, as this is not only a loss for us left here, but a continuation of life everlasting, and a new beginning for your Dad,with our heavenly father.

December 9, 2012

To the entire Sales family,Tami and I are deeply saddend by your fathers passing.We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.Jerry & Tami Provost

Ed Burns

December 8, 2012

Sales Family:

Bob was a mentor to me in the old Isanoka District of Viking Council, BSA. He was the first person I nominated for Silver Beaver and he received it! Thank you Bob.

December 8, 2012

Bob was the most positive person I have met. He never said a harsh work about anyone. He loved Becky and his family. He was a true friend of ours and will be missed by us and by many. Now Bob it's your time with God. Say a prayer for the friends you left behind and give Becky a hug for us.
God bless your family.
Ken and Linda

Steve & Annette Johnson

December 8, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to your family in Robert's passing. SKOL!!!!!!