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Robert Eide

Detroit Lakes native Robert A. "Bob" Eide, 83, passed away October 3, 2009, while he and his wife, Ruth, were visiting family in Minneapolis.

Bob was born in Detroit Lakes, and served in the Navy during World War II. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, in 1948. Pursuing his lifelong passion for journalism, he first worked as the associate editor of the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Later, he was the city editor of the Daily Freeman-Journal in Webster City, Iowa.

In 1961, Bob began a 25-year career in public relations with the Northern Natural Gas Company of Omaha, Neb. He transferred to Colorado in 1978 and lived in Aurora. He retired in 1986. In recent years, Bob devoted himself to volunteer work. He wrote the newsletters for the Aurora Kiwanis Club, the Aurora Historical Society, and the Aurora History Museum. Recently, Bob took great pride in supervising the renovation of the Aurora Trolley Trailer.

In addition to his wife, Ruth, Bob is survived by his brother, Jack of Portland, Ore.; sister, Yvonne (Marv) Deike of Riverside, Calif.; daughters, Susan, Janice and Carolynn; stepsons Jim, Bill and Jack; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Burial will be at Ft. Logan National Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Donations in Bob's memory may be made to the Aurora Kiwanis Foundation, P.O. Box 357, Aurora, CO 80040, or to Baldwin-Wallace College, c/o Development Office, 275 Eastland Rd., Berea, OH 44017-2005.