Robert Saupe, 84Robert Alvin Saupe, 84, of Hager City, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Robert Alvin Saupe, 84, of Hager City, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2.
He was born May 18, 1928, in Red Wing, to Edward and Hazel (Peterson) Saupe. He attended country school in Wacouta and was a 1946 graduate of Red Wing Central High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict as a Morse code radio operator along the front lines. He married Phyllis Reinhard of Lake City on June 19, 1954. His vocations included the family-owned Dutch Oven Tavern, owner/operator of Saupe's Old Style Distributing, counselor at Minnesota State Training School, head steward on the lounge car for Burlington Northern Railroad, and owner/operator of the Driftwood Lounge in Red Wing.
He and Phyllis moved to Hager City after retiring, and they enjoyed living by the river and boating. The outdoors was his passion, and he was an avid sports fan. He was a long-time member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis of Red Wing; three devoted children, Denise Saupe of Minneapolis, Wendy Danzeisen of White Bear Lake, and Craig Saupe of Kauai, Hawaii.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Hazel, and brother, W. Fred Saupe.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Wacouta Cemetery with Reverend Loren Lucht officiating. Memorials are preferred to St. John's Lutheran Church.
Funeral arrangements are by the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.