Robert 'Bob' Minor — Pine Island

Robert "Bob" A. Minor, 97, of Pine Island, formerly of Long Beach, Calif., passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the Pine Haven Care Center in Pine Island.

The family is having a private service on Friday, May 20, at Mahn Family Funeral Home-Mahler Chapel, with Pastor Darby Lawrence of Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, officiating.

Robert Anthony Minor was born in Omaha, Neb., on Jan. 7, 1919, to James and Mary (Donahue) Minor. Bob grew up in Nebraska until his family moved to Los Angeles. Bob graduated from high school in Los Angeles in 1938. After high school, Bob married Mora Saxe and had a daughter before joining the U.S. Air Force. In June 1944, Bob graduated from Advance Pilot School in New Mexico, served as a 2nd Lieutenant, and flew his beloved B-17. After the service, Bob owned a gas station for several years. In 1964, his wife, Mora, passed. Bob sold his gas station and started working in sales for a machinery company in California, where he met Iris (Barnes) Hasson. They were married in February 1965. They continued to work together and travel the world until the '80s, when they both retired.

After retirement, they did a lot of camping and traveling all over California, and continued to host all family events. In 2005, they moved to Minnesota to be closer to family. They lived by the Pine Island Golf Course, where they enjoyed watching wildlife and making friends at the Senior Center. Bob was a member of the Pine Island American Legion. Bob enjoyed yard work in California, telling stories, camping, and spending time with family.

Bob is survived by his wife, Iris, of 52 years; daughter, Sandy Mayberry, of Fort Collins, Colo.; stepdaughter, Sherry (Roger) Karlen of Pine Island; stepsons, Greg Hasson of Palmetto, Fla., and Mark (Tammy) Hasson of Paso Robles, Calif..; niece, Sister Patricia Peach of Pasadena, Calif.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Mora Minor; one sister; three brothers; son-in-law, Russ Mayberry; and niece, Janet Peach.

Memorials preferred to Pine Haven Care Center.