Due to weather concerns, the funeral for Robert Homan has been changed to Saturday, December 29, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alexandria.
On February 28, 1928, Robert (Bob) Dale Homan was born in Montevideo, Minnesota. He was the son of J Lyle and Irene (Kriesel) Homan. He was baptized in Montevideo and attended Montevideo high school and graduated in 1946. After high school he joined the Army and served overseas in Japan in the Occupation Force. He was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and a lover of all sports, especially watching his two grandsons play baseball, basketball and football.
In 1951 Bob was united in marriage to Renola (Deb) Norby at the East Zion Lutheran Church in rural Starbuck, Minnesota. The couple farmed for 33 years with the Norby family. They were members of the East Zion Lutheran Church where Bob was a church board member. They sold the farm in 1985 and moved to Alexandria, Minnesota.
Bob lost Renola to cancer just six weeks prior to their 50th wedding anniversary in September 2001. He later married Anna Greenquist of Brandon who also preceded him in death. He was close with Anna’s children and grandchildren also.
Bob died on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at his home in Alexandria at the age of 90 years. He is survived by his children Matthew Homan of Alexandria, and Hattie Homan-Syvrud and her former husband Steve Syvrud and their children Dawson and Davin of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, his brother William (Bill) and wife Barb of Montevideo, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Renola, parents, 2 sisters and 3 brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., with a visitation starting at 9:30, on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Church in Alexandria, Minnesota, with Pastor Tim Schiller officiating. Organist is Sue Nelson. Interment is at the East Zion Lutheran Church in Starbuck, Minnesota. Pallbearers are Bill Homan, Todd Homan, Deron Homan, Dan Eberly, Steve Syvrud, Jeff Syvrud, Dawson Syvrud and Davin Syvrud.
In Lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Underdog Rescue, MN P.O. Box 16453, St. Louis Park, MN 55416 or https://underdogrescuemn.com/donate/