Robert C. Kucera, 93

Kucera, Robert C. , age 93 of Bloomington, MN, passed away peacefully January 30, 2019. Robert was born April 7, 1925 in Montgomery, Minnesota. He attended the Immaculate Conception High School in Lonsdale and then pursued undergraduate studies at the College of St. Thomas where he received degrees in business administration and economics in 1948.  Bob continued his education at the St. Paul College of Law graduating in 1952. He served three years in the U.S. Air Force during World War II including service in Guam and the Philippines. Bob served in the Minnesota State legislature from 1959-1966 which he very much enjoyed. He was voted most outstanding Freshman Legislator during this time. He was an attorney in private practice in Northfield, MN in his early years and later in his life in Bloomington, MN. He also served as the legal counsel for the Minnesota Bankers’ Association and as President of the Insurance Federation of Minnesota for several years. Bob was a man of deep faith and he valued education. He and his daughter Maureen established the Robert and Maureen Kucera-Walsh Endowed Scholarship at the University of St. Thomas and at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN.

Preceded in death by his brothers Val, George, Louis M.D., and Sister Eloise, O.S.B., Marcy Adams and Agatha Hebl. He is survived by his daughters, Debbie (Marc) Vincent of Wichita, Kansas, Maureen Kucera-Walsh (Michael) of Mendota Heights, Minnesota and son Chad Kucera (Kristi) of Rosemount, Minnesota. Bob's grandchildren include Jennifer, Ashley, Tyler and Sophie as well as many nieces and nephews. The Kucera Family would like to thank Allina Health Hospice and Victoria of Baywood Home Care. Donations preferred to the University of St. Thomas, St. John’s University, or the Allina Foundation. A private family service will be held.

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