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Robert Frank Padgett

12/29/1953 - 10/11/2020

Robert Frank Padgett, 66, of Silverdale, Minnesota, completed his life’s journey on Sunday, October 11, 2020.

Bob was born on December 29, 1953, in Virginia, Minnesota to Robert Roy Padgett and Rita Jean (Ohmann) Padgett. He graduated from Virginia High School in 1972.

Bob worked at MinnTac for several years; later becoming a real estate agent. Bob owned and operated Beaty Portage on Lac La Croix for several years. Prior to retiring, Bob spent twelve years working with the Gawboy family.

Bob was the ultimate outdoorsman. He enjoyed gardening, berry picking, and wild rice harvesting and processing. Bob picked and braided sweet grass every year; handing out the braids to friends and family.

Bob’s passions were hunting and fishing. Bob was an Artic explorer; fishing the Arctic Circle. He also fished in Wyoming for trout with his father and his Uncle Doug.

Duck hunting was Bob’s ultimate passion. He hunted in Canada and the Dakotas for waterfowl but Nett Lake was his favorite hunting spot. Bob spent many Falls pursuing ducks with his hunting buddies on Nett Lake. Bucko, Curtis, Timmy and Willie were there to greet Bob as he entered heaven’s gates.

Bob had a huge heart. He believed in paying it forward. He touched many lives by caring for them during their time of need.

Bob is survived by sisters, Debbie (Kendall) Hilde of Pike Township, Susan (Mike) Koski of Embarrass and Cindy Padgett of Makinen; and his brothers, Greg (Shelley) Padgett of Lake Vermillion and Dan (Gayle) Padgett of Embarrass. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and his special love, Adeline.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Roger.

Due to Covid-19 no service will be held at this time. A private gathering will be scheduled for a later date. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or send condolences visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

4 thoughts on “Robert Frank Padgett”

  1. Shelly Lubinski says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, I will miss Bob very much. He was a great friend to me and was always there if I needed him.

  2. Leann Johnson & family says:

    My condolences to Bobby’s
    family. My thoughts and prayers
    are with you Bobby will forever
    hold a special place in my heart.

  3. Rhonda says:

    I will miss you dearly Bob I love you so much as best friends can I have always been able to share these feelings with you. My sympathies and thoughts go to his family

  4. Karen Ottertail says:

    I am sending my Sincere Condolences and Prayers to his family and we are saddened to hear of his passing. Bob , as we called him from Lac La Croix First Nation (Ontario) had many friends from here, especially my Ottertail family. We loved Bob and the memories of him will always be cherished, forever♥️♥️ Personally, I will forever carry great memories of him…. he was a great caring man. “He Soars now with the Eagles & his Journey continues to a much more beautiful place” ❤️🦅❤️ Love You Bob🌺

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