Robert “Bob” Loss


Robert “Bob” Loss, 91, of Brainerd, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020 at Good Samaritan Village – Woodland Campus. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Nelson – Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd. Military Honors will be provided by the Brainerd American Legion and VFW Honor Guard. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery.

Bob was born in the family home on August 8, 1928 in Northeast Minneapolis, the son of Andrew, Sr. and Susan (Milinar) Loss. In 1935, the family moved to Pine Center to experience life on the farm. After graduating from high school, Bob was drafted in the US Army at the start of the Korean War. He returned home after his honorable discharge and began working for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. Bob retired from BNSF.

Bob was committed to helping his community and was active in several service organizations: Masonic Lodge, Shriners, American Legion, Eagles, and Elks. Bob was truly proud of his membership with the Loyal Order of the Moose. In 1983, he was awarded the Order’s highest honor, the Pilgrim Degree of Merit. Bob developed many good friends from his involvement in the service organization and it also provided him the opportunity to travel. He visited most of the major metropolitan areas in the country.

Bob’s love of gardening was unmatched. His yard was a showplace filled with flowers, fruit trees, and a generous vegetable garden. He canned pickles, jam, and jellies from his harvests. His family looked forward to their visits to Bob’s house where they enjoyed all the beauty he created.

Photography was a natural endeavor for Bob who loved capturing moments with his family and friends or flowers from his gardens. Bob loved having morning coffee with his friends and bowling a few games with his buddies.

He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Joseph, Andrew, Jr., John, Theodore “Ted”, Susan Matey, Helen Blazing, and Doris Long.

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