Robert “Bob” Baltes

Robert Ralph Baltes, 64, of Sauk Rapids and formerly of Blackduck passed away at his home in Sauk Rapids on January 13th, 2021 of natural causes. There will be a remembrance/memorial service for Bob on Saturday January 23, 2021 at Hillcrest Supper Club on Blackduck Lake from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. with 10:00 to 11:00 am being for Family members. Bob was born April 22, 1956 to Virgil and Mary Ann (Zimmerman) Baltes. He married Jan Schmidt in 1979 and later divorced. He attended St. Cloud Vo Tech for Plumbing and worked as a Plumber for 5 years and then worked at the United States Postal Service of St. Cloud for 25 years before retiring in 2009. He is survived by his 2 sons Scott and Tony Baltes both of St. Cloud, 1 Sister Nancy (Greg) Robinson of Staples, 2 Brothers Gary (Donna) Baltes of Bemidji & Jim (Colleen) Baltes of Moorhead & 1 Brother in Law James (Judy- Deceased) Ross of Blackduck, 11 nieces and nephews and 21 great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Virgil and Mary Ann Baltes of Blackduck, 1 sister Judy (Jim) Ross of Blackduck and 1 nephew Casey Baltes of Bemidji. He was a great father and loved his two sons more than anything else. He also loved little kids and enjoyed seeing all of his nieces and nephews and their kids. Bob loved to hunt and fish and was hoping to move back to Blackduck to do just that but due to health reasons was unable to. He also loved to sing and play guitar with his buddies out in his “garage.”


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