Robert (Bob) Leonard Honken
Robert (Bob) Leonard Honken, 73, a seasonal resident of North Fort Myers, FL for many years, also from Montgomery, MN, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2021 in Cape Coral, FL. He was born July 3, 1948 in Blue Earth, MN to Leonard and Shirley Honken, now deceased.
Robert came from a humble background in Blue Earth, MN and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a Culligan Salesman most of his professional career and worked part time during his retirement that included owning “Papa’s County Corner” in Blairsville, GA and at Hands of Friendship Thrift Store in New Prague, MN. Robert had many friends across many states. He was known for being the life of the party and making people laugh. He had a nickname for almost everyone close to him. He loved to cook for his friends and family and typically made enough to feed an Army. He was also a handy man and enjoyed doing small household projects. He will be missed by many and our hearts will be filled with wonderful memories of his wisdom and sense of humor.
He is survived by his former wife, Jan Oldenburg of Lake Wales, FL; daughters, Lisa (Trent) Simek of Raleigh, NC, Shelly (Rusty) Jones of Fort Myers, FL, and Becky Lea of Alexandria, MN; three siblings, Jennie Lee “Tootie” (Edward) Flynn of Elmore, MN, Alan (Linda) Honken of Lone Rock, IA, and Vicky Knight of Fairmont, MN; grandchildren, Jessica (Raul) Coronado, Katelyn (Brandon) Horejsi, Jestin Jones, Jace Jones, Rachel Lea, Cody Lea, and Kassidy Lea; great grandchildren, Siri Coronado and Stella Coronado; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Blue Earth, MN. Details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com
In Lieu of Memorial Contributions in memory of Robert Leonard Honken, please donate to your local Veterans Affairs (VA) organization.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.