Leo Robert (Bob) Carrigan, age 80, passed away on August 1, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial is Monday, August 6th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart, MN, with Rev. Paul Wolf as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is Monday at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers and will be forwarded to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Olivia, MN.
Bob was born August 16, 1937 in Hutchinson, MN. Bob was a resident of Minneapolis and Ogilvie before serving in the Air Force in Denver, CO. There he met and married the love of his life, Virginia (Ginger) Willadson. They moved to Minnesota and raised their children in Shoreview.
After a long career as a computer engineer, Bob and Ginger retired to Ann Lake. They traveled all over the U.S. and Canada in their RV, visiting every state except Hawaii because there wasn't a highway that went there. They were both avid genealogists and visited many relatives as they mapped our family tree. They moved to Buffalo Lake in 2000 to be near cousins and were valuable members of the community there.
After some recent health issues, Bob and Ginger moved to Ramsey to be closer to their children. We are truly blessed for the gift of time we had to enjoy him before he passed. Bob was a fun loving man who loved to tease people. He was a die hard NASCAR fan and he was very happy to talk your ear off about any subject.
Bob is survived by his wife of 61 years, Virginia (Ginger), children Constance (Jerry), Roy (Theresa), Veronica (Michael), Clarice (John), Lois, Francis, Edwin (Christine), and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Francis and Helen and his sister Patricia.
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