Robert Brogan, 73, of Chatfield

Robert Brogan

Robert Anthony Brogan, 73, of Chatfield, died on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on Dec. 29, 1944, in Chatfield to Anthony and Eleanor (Perry) Brogan.

He graduated from Chatfield High School in 1963.

On July 17, 1966, he married Sharon Kay Winslow at that St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield.

He worked for the DHIA for 25 years as a milk tester. The last 23 years, he worked for the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier.

He also spent time on the school board, cemetery board and was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church. In his spare time he enjoyed playing cribbage, bowling, softball and golfing. He was also in fantasy football and baseball leagues and enjoyed deer hunting and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sharon; a son, Randy (Darcey Heath) of Preston; three daughters, Shirley (Jim) Baier of Chatfield, Stephanie (Rodney) Brookins of Millville, Minn., and Angela Chuop (Saran Chuop) of Rochester; 12 grandchildren, Jared Brogan, Travis Baier, Tre (Brandi) Bowron, Raya, Cailey, Madelyn, Colton and Ava Brookins and Donovan, Alex Anthony and Thailynn Chuop; three brothers, Keith (Carol) Brogan, Jim (Kerryn) Brogan of Chatfield and Jerry (Jane) Brogan of Grand Meadow; three sisters, Colleen (Larry) Putnam of Pillager, Minn., Barbara Chapman of Rochester and Mary (Steve) Horsman of Chatfield; a sister in-law, Joyce Brogan of Rochester and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Patrick.

A memorial service for him was held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield with the Rev. Peter J. Haugen officiating.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is assisting the Brogan family with arrangements.

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