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Robert W. Ginn, 103

Jul 15, 2013

Mankato Robert William Ginn, age 103, of Mankato, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Oaklawn Health Care Center in Mankato.

Mass of Christian Burial was July 6, 2013, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mankato. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery in Mankato. Arrangements were with Mankato Mortuary.

Robert was born on Feb. 24, 1910, in rural Guckeen, Faribault County. He was the son of William and Josephine (Guckeen) Ginn. Robert was a 1928 graduate of Blue?Earth High School. He was united in marriage to V. Florence Turnhoffer in Blue Earth on June 1, 1933.

Robert farmed in the Guckeen-Blue Earth area for 25 years. He also was employed for 17 years at the MN Swine Testing Station in New Ulm, retiring in 1975. Robert was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mankato and was a Knights of Columbus member since 1928. He enjoyed crafts, dancing, reading, word puzzles, and playing cards.

Robert is survived by his three daughters, Ann (Gordon) Westermann, of Mankato, Kay Tacheny, of Elk Grove, Calif., and Marylu (Ron) Anderson, of?New Ulm; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Jan Ginn, of New Ulm; sister-in-law, Henri Ginn, of Kansas; and also many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Florence; son, Richard Ginn; three brothers; and six sisters.