OBITUARY

Robert E. "Bob" Gorrell

August 2, 1945June 29, 2018
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Gorrell, Robert E. “Bob”, 72, of New Hope, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 29.

Bob proudly served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He was Ships Company aboard the USS Coral See CV-43. During his time on the Coral Sea he deployed to the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of Vietnam. Bob was awarded many ribbons and medals, including the Bronze Star for his service to our country.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, Robert and Mae; Brother, Larry; and Children, Bill and Terri.

Bob will be deeply missed by his Loving Wife, Gail; Children, Jackie (Mike) Decheine, Sherri (Bob) Skarolid, and Carla Resch; Siblings, Jeanne (Chuck) Jaakola, Ron (Mary) Gorrell, and Vicki (Jim) Krause; Nine Grandchildren; Ten Great-grandchildren; his four-legged pal, Dusty; and many Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, and Friends.

~Visitation~ Thursday, July 5 from 5-8 PM with Incense Prayer at 7 PM.

~Mass of Christian Burial~ Friday, July 6 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior ALL at St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church, 602 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota

~Interment~ Fort Snelling National Cemetery Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his Parents, Robert and Mae; Brother, Larry; and Children, Bill and Terri.

    Bob will be deeply missed by his Loving Wife, Gail; Children, Jackie (Mike) Decheine, Sherri (Bob) Skarolid, and Carla Resch; Siblings, Jeanne (Chuck) Jaakola, Ron (Mary) Gorrell, and Vicki (Jim) Krause; Nine Grandchildren; Ten Great-grandchildren; his four-legged pal, Dusty; and many Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, and Friends
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Zack Resch
  • Bradley Nimz
  • Matt Jaakola
  • Tom Jaakola
  • Dan Hodgman
  • Mitchell Erickson
  • Cory Hafner
  • Tyler Decheine
  • Andrew Gorrell
  • Michael Otterness

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Incense Prayer Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 6, 2018
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Biography

Gorrell, Robert E. “Bob”, 72, of New Hope, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 29.

Bob proudly served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He was Ships Company aboard the USS Coral See CV-43. During his time on the Coral Sea he deployed to the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of Vietnam. Bob was awarded many ribbons and medals, including the Bronze Star for his service to our country.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, Robert and Mae; Brother, Larry; and Children, Bill and Terri.

Bob will be deeply missed by his Loving Wife, Gail; Children, Jackie (Mike) Decheine, Sherri (Bob) Skarolid, and Carla Resch; Siblings, Jeanne (Chuck) Jaakola, Ron (Mary) Gorrell, and Vicki (Jim) Krause; Nine Grandchildren; Ten Great-grandchildren; his four-legged pal, Dusty; and many Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, and Friends.

~Visitation~
Thursday, July 5 from 5-8 PM with Incense Prayer at 7 PM.

~Mass of Christian Burial~
Friday, July 6 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior ALL at
St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church,
602 University Ave NE,
Minneapolis, Minnesota

~Interment~
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Minneapolis, Minnesota