Heer, Robert J.


Robert (Bob) Heer 

Robert J. Heer, age 92, of Richfield, formerly of Winona, died on August 21, 2017. He was born in Winona on October 20, 1924, to John and Adelaide (Vatter) Heer. Robert graduated from Cotter High School with the class of ‘42. He served proudly in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a beloved father to Donna Kephart, Thomas and Kenneth Heer.  

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jeanne (Kauphusman); parents, John and Adelaide (Vatter); brothers, James and William (Johanna); and his infant son, Donald.


He is survived by his children, Thomas (Sally), Donna Kephart, Kenneth (Therese); grandchildren, Donald, Katherine (Kady), Christopher and Russell Heer, Taylor and Margaret (Maggie) Kephart, Rachel, Thomas, and Rebecca (Becca) Heer; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Lucretia Heer LaFavor.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 25, at 10 a.m., with visitation starting at 9 a.m. at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 360 Main Street. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery with military honors provided by the Leon J. Wetzel American Legion Post 9, Winona.

Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home, Winona, Minn., and Fountain City, Wis. Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left atwww.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com.

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