Robert “Bob” House Sr., 87, of New Ulm, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Visitation will be 4 PM–7 PM, Sunday, November 17, 2019, at the Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge, MN. Funeral service will be at 3 PM on Monday, November 18, 2019, at the Breckenridge Lutheran Church in Breckenridge, MN, with a visitation one hour prior. Pastor Mark Manning will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Memorial Gardens in Wahpeton, North Dakota, with full military honors being provided by the Wahpeton Military Unit.
Robert Darrell House was born February 13, 1932, in Breckenridge to William and Ethel (Reiger) House and grew up in Colfax, North Dakota. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines and served during the Korean War. Robert was united in marriage to Nancy Leshovsky on August 8, 1959, in Barney, North Dakota. After marriage they owned and operated dairy farms in Colfax and then in 1972, they farmed in Rothsay until retiring in 2000 and moving to New Ulm. Robert enjoyed fishing, puzzles, and spending time with his grandchildren. He also was a member of the American Legion Post #132 in New Ulm.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Kristi Jo House; sister, Marian (Elmer) Brendel; and by his brothers, Lamar, Lavern, and Bill House.
Robert is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy House of New Ulm; daughters, Mary (Leon) Ludewig of New Ulm, Melissa (Mike) Bauder of Fargo, North Dakota; sons, Robert Jr. (Jackie) House of Ramsey, Joseph House of Grand Meadow; a sister, Fay Lindsey of Indiana; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.