Meeks, Robert "Bob" age 73, passed away peacefully October 19, 2021 at his St. Peter home after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Robert E. Meeks was born June 17, 1948 to Gene and Betty (Renner) Meeks of Walker, Minnesota. He was the oldest of four children. Bob graduated from Walker High School in 1966 and continued his education, graduating from Bemidji State University. In 1984, Bob married Annette Anderson. They were blessed with a loving daughter and made their home in St. Peter for 37 years. He deeply loved his family and they were his highest priority in life. Bob dedicated 38 years of his professional life to the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA). During his years as a lobbyist for MSBA and eventually as the Executive Director, Bob became well known and respected as a champion for public school education throughout the state. He is survived by his wife, Annette; daughter, Christine Meeks of Mankato; brother and sister: Jack (Annette) Meeks of Minneapolis, and Rosemary Kluckman of Mound; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Mary Meeks of Baxter, David (Carol) Anderson of Lake Oswego, OR, and Cheryl (Brad) Edgar of Bird Island; 8 nieces and nephews and their families; as well as many other extended family members and wonderful friends. A Celebration of Bob's life will be held on Saturday, November 27, at 2:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Peter, Minnesota. Visitation will be at the St. Peter Funeral Home from 4:00 to 6:30 on Friday, November 26 and one hour prior to the service at the church. Additional information is on the St. Peter Funeral Home.

Published on November 14, 2021

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