Blue Earth Robert L. "Bob" Kabe, age 83, of Blue Earth, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Nicollet Place in Blue Earth.
Funeral Services were held June 30, 2014, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. The Rev. Wesley Hafner officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service assisted the family with the arrangements.
He was born Feb. 6, 1931, at Emerald Township, the son of William and Caroline (Ahrens) Kabe. He was raised in the Blue Earth and Frost areas where he graduated from Blue Earth High School in the late 1940s. He farmed with his father during the 1950s and 1960s in Emerald Township. In 1965 he moved to Blue Earth and soon became the custodian at the Faribault County Courthouse. In 1988 he changed jobs and was then the car wash attendant at Blue Earth Auto & Truck Stop until 2011. While he worked in different capacities through the years, Bob's passion was farming and he always wanted to visit about farming related topics. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and later St. Paul Lutheran Church where he served as church usher for over 40 years. He routinely enjoyed breakfast and coffee with the Country Kitchen morning group.
Bob is survived by his nephew, Roger (Nancy) Kabe, of Mason City, Iowa; niece, Kathy Engman (special friend, Jim Droegemueller), of Fairmont; nephew, Steven (Barbara) Kabe, of Madison, Wis.; nephew, Neil Kabe, of Fairmont; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wayne Kabe; and an infant sister.
Expressions of sympathy are preferred in the form of memorial donation to UHD Hospice.
Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com