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Robert Tasker

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Date: Saturday
September 27, 2014

Time: 1:00 to 3:00 P.M.

Location: Pioneer Park, Albert Lea, MN


At a later date



Robert E. Tasker, age 86 of Austin, MN, formerly of Albert Lea, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin.  He was born June 26, 1928 in Albert Lea, MN to Lote and Lillian (Volk) Tasker.  He grew up in Albert Lea and attended country school.  Robert served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.  On August 9, 1947, he was united in marriage to Betty Haines at her family home in Glenville, MN.  The couple lived and raised their family in Albert Lea.  Robert was a long-time employee of Wilson Foods/Farmstead, retiring after more than 50 years of service.  He most enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. 

Survivors include his wife Betty Tasker of Austin; his sons Terry Tasker of Rochester, Robert Tasker, Jr. of Albert Lea, Bill Tasker (fiancée Jody Riley) of Rockwell, TX; his daughter Linda Holstad of Rochester; grandchildren Adrienne (Chris) Benson of Rochester, Andria Baas, April Tasker, Amber Tasker, and Jonah (Tena) Tasker, all of Albert Lea; sister-in-law Martha Tasker of Albert Lea; many great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents Lote and Lillian Tasker, his son Paul Tasker, son-in-law Lee Holstad, grandson Scott Holstad, 2 brothers Bill (Viola) Tasker, Harry Tasker; 2 sisters Myrtle Gladwell and Cora (Ben) Anderson.

A memorial gathering will be held at Pioneer Park in Albert Lea from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  Interment of Robert’s ashes will be on the family farm at a later date.  Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with local arrangements.


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