Robert J. Ogren (Bob), 92, died Dec. 12.
Born Jan. 8, 1922, Bob grew up on McKinley Street in the house built by his father and attended Tilden School, Murray High School, Mechanic Arts High School and Dunwoody Institute.
During World War II he served in the Pacific Theater in the Third Marine Division. While home on leave in 1944, he married Elaine Schusted.
He is survived by his wife; children, Denise (Jim) Schoster, Judy Ogren (partner Ted Guth) and Bob Jr. (Susie); five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Bob worked as an offset printer in specialty advertising for 40 years. At age 74, he helped set up Bookmobile’s first digital print shop,
then in the Chittenden and Eastman Building on University Avenue. With a lifelong interest in art, Bob painted in oils and watercolor, most recently taking classes in the Artful Living program at Lyngblomsten.
In retirement he also started a movie-transfer business, made movies and volunteered at Minnesota Services for the Blind, Lyngblomsten Retirement Center and Como Park Lutheran Church. He was self-educated, open-minded, and openhearted. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Bob donated his body to the University of Minnesota School of Medicine Anatomy Bequest Program. His service was held Dec. 27 at Peace Lutheran Church in Lauderdale. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.