Robert "Bob" Charles Cavanaugh, 67, of Caledonia, died peacefully, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, surrounded by his family, at Gundersen Tweeten Care Center, Spring Grove, MN
Bob was born Nov 24, 1948 in Spring Grove to Charles and Marjorie (Byrnes) Cavanaugh. He joined the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam where he received several medals, including the Purple Heart. On November 21, 1970, he married Vicki Goetzinger at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Caledonia.
Bob worked on road construction and as a logger. He enjoyed hunting, camping, boating and spending time with his friends. He loved his family and the special time he had with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki; his children, Kelly (Tim) Meyer, Kurt (Sherree) Cavanaugh, Kevin (friend, Kate) Cavanaugh; grandchildren, Kaylee, McKenzie, Kyle, Evan, Kaleb, Tristan, Owen, Dylan; sisters, Betty (Glen) Wiemerslage, Mary Lou (Donnie) Heintz, Ilene (Jim) Dougherty, Lorna (Ron) Schock, Theresa Johnston; brother in law, Dave O'Brien; brothers and sisters in law, Dean and Dana Goetzinger, Curt and Susie Goetzinger, Donna and Calvin Colsch, Pat and Mark Lange, Diane and Jack Hauser, Deb and Harvey Ekern, Cindy and Chad Campbell, Scott Goetzinger, Julie and Jeff Winjum, Larry and Rick Goetzinger; special aunt and uncle, Jug and Rita Noel; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; sister, Jane O'Brien; brothers in law, Tom Johnston and Steve Rohrer; brother, Mark Duffy; great nephew, Cooper O'Brien.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am on Thurs., Dec 3rd at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia. Father Matt Fasnacht will officiate and burial with military honors will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Wed. at St. Mary's Holy Family Hall and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia, is assisting the family.