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Obituary for Robert “Bob” Carel

Robert A. Carel, age 67, of Northfield, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019, with his daughters at his side at Reflections End of Life Center in Northfield. Robert was born the son of Robert W. and Helen (Kamish) Carel on July 1, 1952, in Northfield. He graduated from Northfield High School in 1970 and attended St. Cloud State University where he studied psychology. Bob moved to Long Beach, CA for a short while where he worked as a painter on the Queen Mary. He returned to Northfield where he began working for a short time with two of his brothers, […]

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Robert A. Carel, age 67, of Northfield, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019, with his daughters at his side at Reflections End of Life Center in Northfield.

Robert was born the son of Robert W. and Helen (Kamish) Carel on July 1, 1952, in Northfield. He graduated from Northfield High School in 1970 and attended St. Cloud State University where he studied psychology. Bob moved to Long Beach, CA for a short while where he worked as a painter on the Queen Mary. He returned to Northfield where he began working for a short time with two of his brothers, Doug and Brad, as a drywall taper. In 1977, he started Carel Drywall and worked in the Northfield area. He was united in marriage to Monica Stanton in June of 1978. Together, they had their two daughters, Erica and Jill. They later divorced. In 1980, Bob began working for Dallas Haas and after several years of working together, began Carel and Haas Properties until Dallas’ unexpected death in 1995. In 1997, Bob became a father again when his youngest daughter, Madalyn, was born. Bob began working for College City Homes, Severson Homes, and continued drywall taping; most recently, Bob worked for his son-in-law Terry at Gilomen Innovations.

Bob was one of a kind; he was honest, open, funny, sarcastic and full of wit. He was the guy that you could approach and he would offer his honest opinion and sound advice. He was very generous, even when he didn’t have a lot to give, and gave of his time when friends or family needed help. He enjoyed social gatherings; he especially enjoyed gathering with his neighbors for “support group”. He enjoyed watching his daughter Madalyn barrel race, watching his grandsons’ sporting events, fishing, his acoustic guitar, his Corvettes, and going to watch Dylan race at Elko Speedway. What meant the most, though, was the love he shared and the time spent with his family.

He is survived by three daughters Erica Hubers (Dylan Moore) of Dundas, Jill (Terry) Gilomen of Northfield, and Madalyn Gilomen (Natalie Zuccone) of Hudson, WI; six grandchildren Preston and Gavin Hubers, Joey Benson, Julianna, Eleanor and Jack Gilomen; his former wife Monica Lynch; his siblings Bruce (Priscilla) of Huntington Beach, CA, Darlene (David) Lindberg of Hastings, Doug (Gail) of Hastings, Greg of Northfield, Donna (Dave) Duffy of Prescott, WI, and Rick of Garrison; and sister-in-law Ginger Carel. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert (1997) and Helen (2000), a brother Brad (2007), son-in-law Matt (2011), two sisters-in-law Becky Nordstrom (2014) and Becky Carel (2019) and a nephew Tim (2010).

Funeral services will be at Church of St. Dominic on Saturday, November 23, 2019, beginning at 10:00 AM with Father Bob Hart officiating. Visitation will be held at Benson & Langehough Funeral Home on Friday, November 22, 2019, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and one hour prior to the service in the church. Burial will at Calvary Cemetery in Northfield.

Arrangements by Benson & Langehough Funeral Home and Cremation. northfieldfuneral.com.

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Funeral

10:00 AM - November 23, 2019


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Church of St. Dominic - Northfield
104 Linden St N Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Visitation

4:00 PM - November 22, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Benson & Langehough Funeral Home
201 East 4th Street Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial

Calvary Cemetery
Calvary Cemetery Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

1 Comment

  1. Mike Hero

    I was shocked to learn of Bob’s death. Bob was truly a fine person. He was loyal to his friends and family and was always ethical in everything he did. My condolences to his family. I have some understanding of how great your loss is.

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