February 19, 1928 - November 14, 2016


A gathering of family and friends will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Robert Aurelius, age 88, who passed away Monday.

Robert was born Feb. 19, 1928 in Chicago, IL to Irving & Myrtle (Peters) Aurelius. He married Shirley Kruckow on Jan. 5, 1952 in Chicago. Robert worked as a Precision Optical Engineer for Bell & Howell from 1944-1962. He then worked for Selstrom as an Optical Engineer and later worked for a sub-contractor of Kodak to make shutters for cameras. He started Aura Lens in Sauk Rapids in 1975. Robert spent 72 years in various aspects of the optical industry. He was very sharp and worked till the very end. Robert had a crazy sense of humor and loved to travel.

Robert is survived by his wife, Shirley of Sauk Rapids; son and daughter, Mike of Sauk Rapids and Sue (Ed) Albee of Sligo, MO; and grandson, Matthew Aurelius. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Raymond.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Friendship Ventures, 10509 108th St. NW, Annandale, MN 55302.