Robert Lee Humphreys


Robert Lee Humphreys, 74, of Detroit Lakes, MN passed away on May 16, 2021 at his home.

Robert Humphreys was born on August 13, 1946 in Lancaster, CA, the son of Robert Earl and Lavonne (Anderson) Humphreys.

Robert enlisted in the United States Navy in October 1963 and served his country during the Vietnam War until he was Honorably Discharged in August 1967. During his time in the Navy he earned his GED and was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal.

Robert worked at the Borax mines in California for approximately ten years before moving to the Vergas/Detroit Lakes area in 1994. He worked for Jennio’s in Pelican Rapids until his health declined.

Robert’s passion for music began after his service in the Navy; he found himself on the famous corner of Haight St and Ashbury St in San Francisco, CA, where he attended music concerts performed by the Doors, Janice Joplin, and Jimmy Hendricks. He loved to go fishing, being in nature, going deer hunting and watching the birds. He enjoyed watching NHRA and NASCAR. Robert loved visits from his friends.

Robert is survived by his son Paul (Carol) Humphreys of Mojave, CA, Carol’s five children, his brother Richard Humphreys of Idaho, his ex-wife Gail (Robert) Humphreys and numerous friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Lavonne Humphreys, Brother Paul and his sister Diana Humphreys.

Burial services will be held Thursday June 3 at 2 pm Fort Ripley MN.

A Celebration of Life will be held at later date.

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