Robert Howard Dodge, Jr.

Robert Howard Dodge Jr, age 80, passed away on February 25, 2021 in his home by Park Rapids, MN.

Robert was born on February 20, 1941 to Robert Dodge Sr. & Ethel Dodge (Nimmerfroh) in his grandmother’s living room in Avoca, MN.

He joined the navy and served proudly on the USS Lake Champlain. He had many jobs in his life and retired from the Wahoo Utilities in 2003. He loved to weld and play drums; he played in many country bands throughout his life. He had a passion for buying & selling at flea markets and always said that he had meet some of his best friends there.

Robert married Mary Person (Maynard) in 2001 in Colon, NE. They had 19 wonderful, years together.

He is survived by his wife Mary, his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a stepson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and the love of his life-his dog Kitty.

He will always be remembered for his answering of the phone with “talk to me” and ending every conversation with “Be good to yourself” So Bob, “Be good to yourself”

There will be a celebration of life at a later date.

Arrangements by the Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids. Friends may leave online condolences at

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