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May 16, 1926—December 30, 2018

NEW HOPE, MN (Formerly of Racine)—Robert Gorham Nugent, age 92 passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018, at his residence.

He was born in Maywood, IL, May 16, 1926, son of the late Lester and Frances (Nee:Schlatter) Nugent. He was a longtime resident of Racine moving to Minnesota to be near family the past few years.

Bob moved frequently in his early life and proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard a sub chaser in the Pacific Theatre of War. He left the Navy as a lieutenant junior grade and went on to earn a BS degree in chemistry and joined SC Johnson Wax. He retired from S.C. Johnson after many years of employment. On April 3, 1971, he was united in marriage to Joan Mueller who preceded him in death May 21, 2003. Bob was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and was very active with NAMI. He gave of his time and talents with many organizations the last being as a volunteer at North Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis. Bob also loved the outdoors hunting, fishing, and camping. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his son, James (Jaime) Nugent; daughter, Terry (Gary) Gonter; grandchildren, Adelie and Sawyer Nugent; other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son Timothy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, January 14, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1100 Erie Street. Interment with full military honors will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet Monday at the church 10:00 A.M. until time of Mass. Memorials to NAMI have been suggested.


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