Robert “Bob” Stech Sr., age 74, of Bloomington, MN, passed away suddenly on June 11, 2024.

Robert Joseph was born on March 8, 1950, in Moorhead, MN, the son of Joseph and Cecilia (Dow) Stech. Growing up, he spent many memorable summers on the farm with his grandparents. He graduated from Owatonna High School with the class of 1968.  Bob married Annette Braun on February 23, 1974.  Bob worked for FMC / NOD, Champion Air, and finished his career as president of TegraSeal.  He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion.  Bob enjoyed his woodworking and stained-glass projects, collecting coins, assembling LEGO sets, and camping.

He is survived by his wife, Annette Stech; children, Robert Stech Jr., and Amy Stech; grandson, Aidan Stech; siblings Marianne Mauer, Jeanne (David) Buecksler, Jerry (Marcia) Stech; siblings-in-law Jan Mallberg, Teresa (Dale) Jackson, Bob (Laurie) Braun, Paul (Shawnda) Braun, Pete (Donna) Braun, and Laurel Braun; innumerable nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers-in-law.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 139 Mercy Drive, Faribault. Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

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