1950 Robert 2021

Robert “Bob” Madich

June 16, 1950 — June 13, 2021

Robert “Bob” Michael Madich, 70, of Duluth, passed away peacefully, Sunday, June 13, 2021. Bob was born June 16, 1950, in Chisholm, MN to Daniel and Mildred J. (LaMusga) Madich.  Bob attended the Chisholm schools and graduated in 1968.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army and proudly served two tours in Vietnam, first with the 189th AHC Ghostriders and then with the 57th AHC Gladiators.

Bob served in both the Nebraska and Iowa National Guard. He was commissioned into the Iowa National Guard as a registered nurse and worked as an RN in many capacities in Omaha, NE. He retired as a US Army Captain.

It was in Omaha that he met his wife Candace (Candy) Dannenberg who volunteered at University Medical Center, where Bob was working. Candy and Bob were married in Omaha at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church on April 28, 1979. They enjoyed a close relationship with Candy’s parents, visiting them in Iowa, and playing cards into the wee hours of the morning.  They lived and worked in Omaha until retiring to Duluth in 2010 to be near family.

Bob had a love for golf, enjoyed driving the countryside in his corvettes, and had a special place in his heart for his and Candy’s many pets. Over the years, Bob formed many close relationships with fellow veterans and enjoyed spending time with them and their spouses during annual reunions.  He treasured his membership and friends at First Lutheran Church where he served as an usher.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tom; niece, René; and sister-in-law, Chenda. He is survived by his wife, Candy; brother, Daniel (Kristin); sister, Darlene (Albert); brother, Michael; sister, Margaret (David); sister, Lisa (Mark); and many special nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and many friends.

A celebration of life will be held at First Lutheran Church, 1100 E Superior Street, Duluth, MN on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 11AM, with visitation one-hour prior.  Bob will be laid to rest at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery - Duluth

Bob’s family is grateful to the wonderful staff at Solvay Hospice House for their loving care.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to First Lutheran Church, Duluth, MN or the Disabled American Veterans.

Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 218-727-3555, please visit www.dfhduluth.com to sign the online guestbook.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

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