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Robert Louis Marine

October 12, 1926 — February 7, 2021

Robert L. Marine age 94 of Detroit Lakes, MN died February 7, 2021 at Essentia Health – Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes, under Hospice care.

Robert Louis Marine was born October 12, 1926 in Wyndmere, ND to Earl and Lida (Jensen) Marine. He grew up and received his education in Wyndmere, graduating from high school in 1944. He then served in the United State Navy from 1944 – 1946.  On January 1, 1948 he was united in marriage to Gwen Kubela in Wyndmere, ND. They made their home in Wyndmere, where Bob ran the family Hardware Store with his mother. They moved to Fargo, ND in 1951, where he worked as an electrician for his brother in law for several years. He later worked for Dakota Electric for many years, retiring from there in 1989. He also worked on the missile silos near Grand Forks, ND. They moved to Detroit Lakes in 1979. Bob was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers since 1952.

He is survived by his wife, Gwen; one daughter, Stephenie (Paul) Goecke, of Detroit Lakes, MN; two grandchildren, Geoffrey Goecke, of Detroit Lakes, MN; and Breanne (Erik) Blomquist, of W. Fargo, ND; one sister, Leona Holtgard, of Fargo, ND; one brother, Ted (Marge) Marine, of AZ; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Don Marine and his parents.

Memorial Services will be on Friday February 12, 2021; 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes, MN. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, MN.



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Thursday, February 11, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

West Kjos Funeral Home


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Friday, February 12, 2021

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United Methodist Church


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