Robert Melvin Wendt, Age 81, of Grand Rapids, MN and formerly of Waseca, MN, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital.
Robert was born in 1939 to Melvin and Christine (Johansen) Wendt in Waseca, MN. He graduated from Waseca Central High School in 1957. Robert enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country from 1957 – 1961 and was the recipient of the Navy Commendation Ribbon with a medal pendant for saving two shipmates from drowning. After his discharge, he was employed by Fox Motors of Waseca and then with the Chrysler Corporation until his retirement in 2001.
Robert and Kathleen Kauti were united in marriage on July 14, 1979. Robert loved fishing, woodworking, spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom he adored.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; Brother Myron Wendt; and son-in-law, Randy Motejeck.
Robert is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kathleen; children, David Wendt, Cindy Motejeck, Kari (Doug) Jensen, Christian (Carol) Wendt, Jody (Ken) Hilgert, Jill (Bob) Brink; nine grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren; and sister-in-law Caryn Wendt.