Robert “Bob” Walsh


Robert “Bob” Walsh, age 88, of Montgomery, and formerly of Cannon Falls, died on Monday, Oct. 30, 2023 at Central Health Care in Le Center.

Bob was born on Feb. 2, 1935, in Belle Plaine, the son of Maurice and Kathleen (Lynch) Walsh. He grew up there, graduating from Belle Plaine High School, followed by a year at the University of Minnesota. In 1956, Bob entered the U. S. Army, serving until 1959. He was married to Jeanette M. Melchior on July 21, 1961. Bob worked as a Hydraulic Technician for Continental Machines in Savage, and then as a Maintenance Man at Intek Plastics in Hastings. He was a former member of St. Pius V Catholic Church in Cannon Falls and currently a member of the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and served on the Randolph-Hampton Fire Department many years. Also, he was an EMT and a Trainer for the fire department. Bob loved his time on the fire department, as well as gardening. He always found time for his kids, often swimming in Lake Byllesby with them.

Survivors include his children Theresa (Pete) Godfrey of Apple Valley, Bridgette Walsh of Forest Lake, and Maureen (Paul) Leonard of Montgomery; grandchildren Morgan, Tony, Julie, Darla, Jacob, Mitchell, Gilbert, Nate, Clara, Andrew, and Sam; great-grandchildren Charlie, Olive, and Daniel; brother Tom (Lavonne) Walsh, sister Eileen (Stanley) Effertz, and nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded death by his parents, his wife Jeanette, son Patrick Walsh, great-grandson Jameson Leonard, siblings Rose (Joe) Morisette, Richard (Mary Ellen) Walsh and John (Mary Ann) Walsh.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Sat, Nov 4, 2023 at 11:00 am, at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 206 Vine Ave, Montgomery, MN 56069. There will be a visitation on Fri Nov 3, 2023, from 4-7:00 pm, at Lundberg Funeral Home, 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd, Cannon Falls, MN 55009. There will also be a one-hour visitation at the church before the funeral. Interment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.