August 2, 1930 - February 13, 2016


Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Robert M. Nathe, age 85 of St. Cloud, who passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016, St. Cloud V.A. Hospital. Reverend Gerald Dalseth will officiate. Entombment will take place in Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum in St. Cloud with full military honors.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the church. Parish prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Bob was born on August 2, 1930 in New Munich, Minnesota to Anthony and Dorothy (Schlicht) Nathe. He served his country honorably in the United States National Guard. He married Mary Pillatzki on May 31, 1955 in St. James Catholic Church Nassau, Minnesota. Bob was a carpenter all of his life. He worked for Al Karls Construction and later owned and operated Handy Couple with his wife. Together they built 19 homes, and they lived in each one. Bob was a member of St. Michaels and Eagles Aerie #622.

Bob enjoyed working with his hands and was well known for a finished product. He was a man of strong faith, had a gentle spirit, and always made time for his family.

Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary; children, Michael (Donna) Frisco, TX, Mary (Craig) Jensen of St. Cloud, Heidi (Robert) Sohler of Buffalo; grandchildren, Robert (Steph) Nathe, Katie (Justin) Skoog, Melissa Jensen, Nathan (Jenna) Sohler, Landon, and Kennedy; 4 great-grandchildren and one on the way; brothers and sisters, Albin, Doris Juntilla, Ann Peterson, Margaret (Francis) Herian, Roger (Pat) Nathe, Millie Nathe, Carol Schendzielos, Anthony (Roberta) Nathe; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Joseph; brother, Donald.

A Special Thank You to all of the staff at the St. Cloud V.A. Hospital, for all the care and support given to Bob and his family during his stay.