Robert (Bob) Leonard Honken

July 3, 1948 - August 10, 2021

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

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.


  1. Bob Barnott Aug 16, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Bob was a great friend, I’ll miss his humor and friendship.

  2. Nan Aug 16, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    We miss you Bob but I know you are watching over all of us. We will keep you and all the great memories alive in our hearts. Until we are together again RIP big guy. Nan and Max

  3. Lynette Preston VP Aug 18, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Sympathies to the family. Robert (Bob) was a customer and friend of us at Security State Bank (Burt Office). Rest in peace

  4. Roxann Hughes Aug 18, 2021 at 11:46 am

    Condolences to the family. Bob was a really nice guy , Ive known the family for many years.

  5. Scott and Nora Hageman Aug 18, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Miss you bob!! We were Long time army Buddies at Ft. Devens,Mass. We were both from Minnesota! R.I.P

  6. April Schumann Oct 14, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    So, so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a forever friend. His smile will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers for all of you.

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