Robert "Bobby" Warner

  • Funeral Date: 1/21/17
  • Funeral Time: 3:00 PM
  • Date of Birth: 1/30/38
  • Date of Death: 1/17/17
  • Funeral Location: Northfield United Methodist Church

Robert L. “Bobby” Warner, age 78 of Northfield, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at the Three Links Care Center in Northfield.

Robert was born January 30, 1938, in Northfield, to Robert and Ellen (Peterson) Warner. He attended country school near his home. His love for the family farm began early. From planting season through harvest, farming was his passion and his life. Bobby continued his education at Northfield High School where he played baseball and graduated in 1955. He was a huge baseball fan and played amateur ball. He served in the Army National Guard from 1955 until 1961. During that time, he was united in marriage to Carole Hackerson and in 1960, the couple moved to Northfield Township where they farmed.

Bobby had a brilliant mind. He was a sports and history fanatic and could recall weather conditions from years past. He enjoyed golfing at the Northfield Country Club and was an inaugural member of the Northfield United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his son Matthew of Lino Lakes; a daughter Maria (Mike) Gannon of Faribault; five grandchildren Zachary, Derek and Natalie Warner; Claire and Eric Gannon and a brother Joe Warner of McLaughlin, SD. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 3 PM at Northfield United Methodist Church with Reverend Jerad Morey officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 – 7 PM at Bierman Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service in the church. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Northfield. Memorials are preferred to donor’s choice.


  1. David Schrader

    Bobby was always a “good neighbor.” Perhaps there is no higher praise that you can give someone than to say that he was a “good neighbor.” We’ll all miss you, Bobby.

  2. Lots of folks will agree that Bob had an amazing memory!
    It never ceased to amaze me when he inquired about my father whom he had met only A few times.
    He leaves a legacy of 2 beautiful children, each successful in their own lives, and grandchildren who will
    Undoubtedly have special memories of their grandpa.
    Rest In Peace Bob. You worked hard. Now it’s time to rest.
    Love, Susan

  3. Maria and family, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.
    With Sympathy, Jo Caron

  4. kathy stevens

    Matt, Maria and family,
    So sorry for your loss. I just now found out about the loss of a my cousin. He never forgot my birthday and had a memory which resembled uncle Bud’s. He could tell what the weather was and how many bushels of corn per acre that he harvested and the hog market price from 30 years ago! We have lost a great historian, role model and friend.
    So sorry we can’t make it down but our thoughts are with you.

  5. Steve, Kristin, Keith and Sam Harner

    We are so sorry for your loss. Bobby will sincerely be missed, and we enjoyed having him as a neighbor and friend. Our boys always enjoyed their visits with Bobby and wish they would have had a chance to say goodbye.

    We wish we would have been able to make it to the services.
    Our thoughts are with you.