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Robert “Bob” Donald Avery, 69

Robert “Bob” Donald Avery, age 69, of Woodbury, MN left this world and joined his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 8, 2016.  Bob was born on June 26, 1946 to Charles “Rex” and Aldene (Lenes) Avery in Bell, CA.  The family moved to East Grand Forks, MN in 1950, where Bob attended school and graduated from East Grand Forks Senior High School in 1964.  He then attended Northland Community & Technical College in Thief River Falls, MN where he earned an Associate Degree.  Bob married LaVonne Gail Dahlum on September 10, 1966 in East Grand Forks, MN.  Bob enjoyed watching sports, fishing and racing cars and was good in working with his hands – both on cars and in building projects.

Bob is survived by daughter, Gail (Jeff) Gibbs of Minneapolis, MN; son, Donald (Jill) Avery of East Grand Forks, MN; 4 grandchildren, Dylan Gibbs, Kayla Gibbs, Cole Avery and Gavin Avery; his mother, Aldene (Rex) Avery of East Grand Forks, MN; sister, Darlene (Mike) Hettwer of Grand Forks, ND; brother, Dean (Lori) Avery of Tyner, NC; nieces, nephews and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Rex Avery; wife, LaVonne Avery and granddaughter, Paige Dyan Avery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions in Bob’s name are asked to be directed to the American Cancer Society –

Celebration of Life:  12:30 PM on Monday, June 13, 2016 in Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN.

Visitation:  Noon – 12:30 on Monday, June 13, 2016 in Dahl Funeral Home

Inurnment:  Memorial Park Cemetery ~ Grand Forks, ND

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Arrangements By:  Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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