|Birth: ||May 4, 1926|
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 2009|
Robert "Chuck" Cuchna
Funeral services for Robert James Cuchna "Chuck" a life-long resident of Clarissa, were held at the Camp Ripley Memorial Chapel in Little Falls. Robert passed away on Monday, February 23, 2009 at St. Cloud Hospital.
He was born May 4 1926 in Clarissa to Joseph Cuchna and Sadie Dent.
Robert served in the United States Army during WWII from 1944 to 1946. He was in Company G, 22nd Infantry Regiment. He saw active combat in the European Theater of Operations, and received two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star.
After his discharge, Robert returned to Clarissa and married Rosamond Croonquist on Thanksgiving Day November 28, 1946 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clarissa. He worked at the Clarissa Co-op Creamery and for several years was co-owner of the Park Theater until it closed. After the creamery closed he worked at Central Ag Services in Clarissa until his retirement in 1996.
Robert enjoyed time with his family and traveling in his motor-home, which was his pride and joy. He would often combine these two pleasures, and his family has many wonderful memories of time spent in Grandpaís motor-home. A loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he took great pleasure in attending family events and activities. Robert was an avid supporter of the Clarissa Flyers baseball team and enjoyed watching Minnesota Twins baseball.
Robert was a life member of the American Legion Post 213 in Clarissa, life member of the VFW Post 6318 in Eagle Bend and a life member of Disabled American Veterans. He belonged to Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Clarissa, served on the Clarissa Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years, was active in the Clarissa Lions and received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award. He was on the Clarissa City Council for several terms.
Robert is preceded in death by his father and mother, brother Kenneth and infant sister Magie.
Robert is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Rosamond, four sons Robert, Jr., Clarissa, Terry, Long Prairie, Dennis, Clarissa, Tim (Cynthia), Stanwood, WA; two brothers James (Betty), Little Falls, Joseph Bradley (Lollie), Glencoe. He had seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Interment was at the Minnesota State Veteran's Cemetery in Little Falls.
Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: May 12, 2009
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