Robert T. Case

August 30, 1927-January 8, 2021

Robert T. Case, age 93, of Fairfax, MN passed away Friday, January 8, 2021, at his home in Fairfax.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, January 15, 2021, 11 a.m.. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Fairfax with interment in Birch Cooley Cemetery, Birch Cooley Township, Renville County, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Military Honors by the Fairfax Honor Guard. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Robert Theodore Case was born on August 30, 1927, at his home in Fairfax, MN. He was the son of Theodore and Maude (Pickle) Case. Robert was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth. He received his education in Fairfax and was a graduate of the Fairfax High School Class of 1945. He entered active military service on August 29, 1945 and served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Cold War. He achieved the rank of Seaman First Class and received the World War II Victory Medal and the American Area Campaign Medal. Robert was Honorably Discharged on November 5, 1947.

Robert was united in marriage to Donna Kemkes on December 28, 1953, at the Sacred Heart Parish in Franklin, MN. After their marriage, the couple lived in Fairfax. This marriage was blessed with four children.

Robert was employed as a mechanic, salesman and managed a co-op, retiring in 1985. Robert and Donna shared 53 years of marriage when Donna passed away on January 4, 2007.

He was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Fairfax and the Fairfax Legion Post #205. He was a longtime member of the Fairfax Fire Department and also served on the police commission. He was a proud member of the Fairfax community, he passed away in the home where he was born in.

Robert enjoyed ball games, going to the horse races, fishing, watching the trains, and jigsaw puzzles. He cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Robert is survived by his children, Peggy (Ron) Louisiana of Fairfax, MN, John (Rose) Case of Fairfax, MN, Ted (Pam) Case of Stanton, NE, daughter-in-law, Paula Case of Shakopee, MN; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Gloria Kemkes of Fairfax; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Maude Case; wife, Donna Case; son, Tom Case; brothers, Cecil and Wayne; sisters, Alice, Daisy and Betty.

Arrangements by Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Fairfax, MN. Online obituaries and guest book available at


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