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Robert Jon Shimmin

April 13, 1944 — October 10, 2023

Kenneth, Minnesota

Robert Jon Shimmin

Robert Jon Shimmin was born on April 13, 1944 to William and Edna (Swain) Shimmin in Duluth, Minnesota.  He grew up in Duluth and graduated from Duluth High School.  After graduation, Robert joined the military and served as a Marine for four years before receiving an honorable discharge.  He worked for several employers throughout his life as a welder until his retirement in 2009.  He moved to Kenneth, Minnesota in 2003.   On October 10, 2023, Robert passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 79 years, 5 months, and 27 days.

Robert is remembered for his playfulness and his sarcastic wit.  He was a very competitive man, encouraging his family to keep their “eye on the prize.”  He took life as it came and made the best of every situation.  He enjoyed auctions and was gifted in repairing household items.  Robert was a part of Coffee and Quiddler at the Kenneth Senior Center, as well as the American Legion.

Robert is survived by his daughters, Tanya Erickson of Mora, Minnesota, and Kyla (Rob) Holly of Madison, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Chrysteena, Casssandra (Patrick), and Catrina; great-grandchildren, Christian, Finnley, William, Arthur, and Caleb; and his good friend and ex-wife, Dawn Davis.  He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Edna Shimmin, and brothers Rodney and Thomas Shimmin.

In lieu of flowers, family requests a donation be made to an important organization for Robert:

Sioux Falls Area Humane Society

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Visitation

Thursday, October 26, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel

207 Elm St, Luverne, MN 56156

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Memorial Service

Thursday, October 26, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel

207 Elm St, Luverne, MN 56156

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