The Free Press, Mankato, MN

June 19, 2013

Robert Allen Kaul


Robert Allen Kaul, age 50, of Good Thunder, died unexpectedly after a brief illness, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at his home.

Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Good Thunder with Rev. Rudolph H. Maurer Jr, officiating.   Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday at the church.  Burial will be in Lyra Cemetery, Good Thunder.  Mankato Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be given to Minnesota Pheasants Inc of Blue Earth County or the donor’s choice.

Bob was born January 23, 1963 to Ervin and Helen (Anderson) Kaul in Mankato.  He graduated from Good Thunder-Amboy High School in 1981.  He then attended Mankato Vocational School and graduated from Brainerd Technical College with a degree in Environmental Science and Conservation.  Bob was a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Area Supervisor for over 27 years of Division of Trails and Waterways, and most recently Division of Parks and Trails.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Minnesota Pheasants Inc of Blue Earth County of which he was a board member, and Duck’s Unlimited. He completed many wonderful projects in his area over the years that have been greatly enjoyed by the public.  He worked cooperatively with local units of government, conservation groups, and within all the divisions of the DNR.  Bob did more for wildlife in Blue Earth County than anyone could imagine.  He was an endless champion of wetlands and grasslands in southern Minnesota.  He enjoyed anything outdoors, hunting, especially bird hunting, fishing, conservation of the land, gardening, cooking, and his dogs.  Bob was always willing to lend a hand to a friend, he will truly be missed.

Bob is survived by his four siblings, Ron (Barb) Kaul of Good Thunder and their children, Nicole and Christin, Gayle (Greg) Goettlicher of Good Thunder and their children, Dana (Nathan) Heins and son, Caden, Dan (Kelsey) Goettlicher and son, Mason, Mary Sue (Leo) Rosin of Mankato, and Pam (Scott) Shouts of Amboy and their children, Joelle and Derek; sister-in-law, Lou Jean Kaul of Mankato and children, Angela Kaul Paulsell and children, Anna, Grace, and Sloane, Lori (Tony Kubit) Kaul and son, Trey; cousins, extended family, and many friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin in 1965, Helen in 2011; and a brother, Wayne in 2011.