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Robert Malin

April 27, 1939 — February 14, 2020

Robert Malin

Robert (Bob) Malin, age 80, of Winona, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020, at the Spring Valley Health Care Center in Spring Valley, MN.

He and his twin brother, Dick, were born on April 27, 1939, in La Crosse, WI, to Fred and Theresa (Penchi) Malin. Growing up on a farm near Winona, Bob became an expert at fixing cars, and even worked on a Daytona pit crew at one time. He was also extremely proud of the home he built on a piece of land located on the family farm.  Bob honorably served his country with the United States Army.

Bob was employed as a truck driver for many years, and will be remembered for his excellent memory for places and faces. He loved to drive, often going for breakfast in Iowa and dinner in Wisconsin all on the same day.  Recently, while living in Houston, MN, he became well known around town for his daily excursions on his motorized wheelchair.

Bob is lovingly survived by his siblings: Jane (Don) Anderson; Edith Ratajczyk; Fred (Eva) Malin, Jr.; Marty (Julia) Malin; Tom Malin; Mike Malin; and Steve Malin; two grandchildren: Amber Wundrow and Ashley Anderson; nieces and nephews: Christy (Brad) Ronnenberg, Michael Flynn, Tim Flynn, Tyler Malin, Jody (Rod) Stormoen, Joel (Breanna) Malin, Dan (Lill) Ratajczyk, Kevin Ratajczyk, and Renea (Stephen) Votruba; as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Richard (Dick); and sister-in-law, Karen Malin.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held from 1 PM until 3 PM on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at the Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home’s new location at 376 East Sarnia Street in Winona, where the American Legion Leon J. Wetzel Post 9 of Winona will provide military honors at 3 PM.  Following the military honors, a luncheon and reception will be held at the Winona American Legion Club, 302 East Sarnia Street.  Bob will be laid to rest in the spring.

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