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Bob Livengood

September 29, 1930 — May 24, 2012

Bob Livengood, age 81, of Blue Earth, passed away early Thursday morning, May 24, 2012 after battling cancer. He was being cared for by family and staff at Goldfinch Estates Memory Care in Fairmont. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth, with burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation will be Monday, May 28 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service and 1 hour prior to service at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com.Bob was born September 29, 1930, in Knoxville, TN, the son of U.S. and Fern Livengood. He graduated from Central High School in 1949 and moved to Miami, Florida, where he worked until he was drafted into the army during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in Paris, France, as part of the military police unit who were assigned to duty at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) as guards. After being discharged from the army, he worked in Charlotte, NC for Western Electric Co. as a telephone technician. In 1954, he began working for Stromberg Carlson (General Electric) as a telephone technician, installing dial systems.In 1956, Bob and Betty (Little) were married in Sylva, North Carolina. They lived in St. Joseph, MO before coming to Blue Earth. Bob was transferred to Blue Earth to install the dial systems for Eldon Eckles telephone offices, which serviced Blue Earth, Winnebago, New Prague and Wells. He also installed the dial system for MN Lake and Delavan. In 1961, he resigned from General Electric and continued to work for Eldon Eckles and at the same time was as independent contractor doing telephone systems for companies in South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin. He retired from independent contracting in 1983, but continued to work at BevComm for several years.Bob was an avid golfer, and member of Riverside Town & Country Club for 46 years. He also enjoyed duck hunting and fishing, and for 30 plus years, he and his son never missed a duck hunting opener. He had a stroke 3 years ago, and was unable to hunt after that. He was a 52 year member of the American Legion Post 89 and a member of Hope United Methodist Church. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. The past year, his family was his security blanket and it was important to him to have them together whenever he could.Bob is survived by his wife Betty, daughter Cheryl(Tom) Nesheim, son Robert (Cori) Livengood, 4 grandchildren, Kerrie Nesheim, Tim Nesheim, Lane Livengood and Bobbi Livengood, one sister Rae Sisco of Jacksonville, FL and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ralph Livengood and sister-in-law Betty Livengood of Knoxville, TN, and brother-in-law William Sisco of Jacksonville, FL.
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